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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...

          1. re: Robb S

            Thx. Very useful indeed.

      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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          1. re: wekabeka

            Thanks. wekabeka