Order Sake from a Vending Machine at Tokyo Shouten in Ryogoku, Tokyo [PR]
If you're interested in sumo culture, you definitely need to stop by Ryogoku Station to wander around and take in as much as you can about this fascinating sport. At Tokyo Shouten, you can discover many types of Japanese sake and order it directly from a vending machine and drink it nearby a sumo arena!
Tokyo Shouten (東京商店)
You can also grab souvenirs for your loved ones, from fun Japanese goods to traditional snacks.
30 Kinds of Sake!
You can choose from 30 kinds of carefully selected Japanese sakes and the best part is that 9 out of them is prepared locally in Tokyo! Even better, one cup is only between ￥200-￥400!
If you don't know which one to pick, you can look at the shop's recommendations for each price point.
Also, it's quite funny to make a taste test with your friends and make them guess which one is which.
Different Kinds of Finger Food!
You can also ask for their sample set where you get to try many types of typically Japanese small dishes. The one we had was nori with wasabi, clam, a marinated egg yolk.
Not Just Sake
You can order Japanese beer and Tokyo-made soft drinks too.
We tried making our own "shiso sour" at our table and it was quite fun. They give you a packet of frozen shochu which you pour in your glass, you then pour the shiso soda on top of it and then you mix. You don't have to be a qualified bartender to make a tasty drink.
Bring Back a Souvenir
Apart from the goods, all of the food and alcohol is made in Tokyo!
And if there's a bottle you particularly liked from the vending machine, you can bring it back home!
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