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Sake shops in Kansai Region

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I would like to purchase some 十四代 sake in the Kansai region. Could you please suggest some specialty sake shops in the region? (Osaka, Kyoto or Kobe)

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  1. I'm a big fan of Shimada Shoten in Kita-Horie; they have a sake tasting cave in the basement where you can try different kinds of sake. http://www.bento.com/kansai/rev/8237....

    But I would imagine you'd find Juyondai at many department stores like Daimaru, Hanshin, Sogo, etc.

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    1. re: Robb S

      Thx Robb S. Will definitely try that one.

      That's what I thought in my last trip. But turns out that even the biggest department store do not store 十四代 sake .

      1. re: CWFOODIE

        Ah, I didn't realize it was that hard to find. In that case Shimada might not have it either. It's a nice shop though....

        1. re: CWFOODIE

          These seem to be a couple of web pages that list shops around the country that will take orders for Juyondai.

          http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/zennkokuse...
          http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~hkaei/14dai-to...

      2. I'm not sure if these kiosks sell alcohol, but if you go through the underground shopping arcade between Hanshin Dept. Store and Hankyu Dept. Store (in Umeda/Nishi-Umeda), there are kiosks that specialize in prefectural specialties (each prefecture has a kiosk). Maybe the Yamagata one carries it?

        (Haven't been in more than a year, so I don't even know of those kiosks still exist. If you're in the area, it's still worth a try!)

        1. I always make a stop at Takimoto to check out what they have in their fridges. It's just west of Pontocho-dori (on Rokujo-dori) - so is very handy for pre-dinner shopping.

          http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~takimoto/

          Alternatively, pop into Tsunoki if you are heading to Nishiki market.

          http://www.tsunoki.co.jp/map.htm

          Jem put me onto Jizake Bar Zen - a great place for an after dinner tasting.

          http://www9.plala.or.jp/zizakebar/

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