Positioned on a hill overlooking Sudo Park in residential Sendagi, Isego was founded in the Edo period and is a stepping stone into the world of sake.

Venturing inside the shop, visitors are greeted by an awe-inspiring lineup of nihonshu (sake), shochu and other locally made beverages, which range from seasonal favourites to exclusive releases and small-batch runs from family-operated breweries.

The abundance of options can prove both exciting and overwhelming, which is where the shop’s friendly team of sake lovers, some of whom speak English, can step in to help you find the perfect bottle (and possibly provide some tastings along the way).

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and expertise, Isego provides an insight into the unique characteristics and craftsmanship of Japanese sake makers.

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