Did you know that there are local Tokyo sake breweries? Tokyo Shoten is a small Japanese sake bar which let you try sake from breweries in Tokyo. There are many sake bars, and Izakayas focused on sake, but Tokyo Shoten may be the only place which focuses on sake from breweries within Tokyo.

Only 300 yen per cup from vending machines

Tokyo Shoten is located in the newly opened shopping complex next to JR Ryogoku Station called “Edo Noren”. Ryogoku Station is famous for sumo wrestling watching, Edo-Tokyo Museum and Sumida Hokusai Museum.

Edo Noren shopping mall

Edo Noren shopping mall

 

Inside the building of EDO NOREN, there is a sumo ring replica in the center!

Inside the building of EDO NOREN, there is a sumo ring replica in the center!

Tokyo Shoten is located on the first floor.

The entrance of Tokyo Shoten

The entrance of Tokyo Shoten

Tokyo Shoten is not only a sake bar but also has a shop selling food and drinks mainly produced in Tokyo. Tokyo Shoten is particular about Tokyo-produced products.
The sake bar area is at the back of the store.

The system is easy. All sake is sold from vending machines, so you just grab a cup, put the cup and coins (300yen) to the vending machine, and push the button under sake bottles you would like to try.

Grab a cup

Grab a cup

There are thirty kinds of sake from 10 breweries, all produced in Tokyo.

There are thirty kinds of sake from 10 breweries, all produced in Tokyo.

Put the cup and insert the coins, then push the button under sake bottles.

Put the cup and insert the coins, then push the button under sake bottles.

 

The cost of sake per cup is all 300 yen, but expensive sake comes with a small amount.

Tokyo Shoten also offers food from Tokyo

Small dishes pair very well with sake are sold for 300 yen as well. Three dishes come with 300 yen. I chose Japanese pickles, tsukudani, and egg yolk marinated with soy sauce.

My personal favorite was egg yolk marinated with soy sauce. (bottom-right in the picture above)

My personal favorite was egg yolk marinated with soy sauce. (bottom-right in the picture above)

You can also bring in and eat the food you bought at the Tokyo Shoten shop.

How about the atmosphere?

The atmosphere is very casual.

The bar was quite spacious with 5-6 tables. The atmosphere is very casual.

The bar was quite spacious with 5-6 tables. The atmosphere is very casual.

 

You can also warm the sake cup by yourself and try hot sake.

You can also warm the sake cup by yourself and try hot sake.

 

I enjoyed about three cups and left the bar. If you find something you like, you can purchase that sake at the shopping area of Tokyo Shoten, too. The taste of sake varies so much! So why don’t you try different kinds here and find your favorite sake?

Try different kinds of sake and find your favorite!

Try different kinds of sake and find your favorite!

Tokyo Shoten

Address:1 Chome-3-20 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://shouten.tokyo/