Recommended Liquor Shops

SHIZUOKA CITY-AOI KU

Nagashima Saketen
Address:
420 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku,Ryuunan, 1-12-7
Tel.: 054-2459260
Fax: 054-2459252
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Mr. Nagashima is the second generation looking after this shop. He graduated from the Bordeaux University Oenology Fculty. Great service.
Impressive range of sake, shochu, wine, port, whiskies and cheese.
Always ready to help and introduce new products.
Credit cards OK.

Marukawaya
Address:
420-0068 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tamachi, 2-108
Tel.: 054-2218929

Great service by Mr. Kawaharazaki who has also devised a great homepage (Japanese)!
Specializes in sake, especially from Shizuoka. An endless source of information!

Tomitaya
Address:
420-0042 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Komagata Doori, 4-11-21
Tel.: 054-2530482
Fax: 054-2718892

Mr. Kurota (3rd generation) and his son are presently looking after this shop opened in Taishou Era. Warm welcome.
Great range of sake and shochu, as well as a few unusual beers and iqueurs. Go to lengths to explain their products.

SHIZUOKA CITY-SHIMIZU KU
Ichikawa Shoten
Address: 421-3203 Shizuoka City, Shimizu Ku, Kambara, 40-3 (15 minutes on foot from Shin-Kambara Station)
Tel.: 0543-852619
Fax: 0543-883397
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Mr. Yuuichiro Ichikawa (3rd generation) is a passionate supporter of Sake made in Shizuoka Ken and especially in Yui. Has developed a great homepage over the last 10 years, allowing customers to buy online. Although it is in Japanese, Mr. Ishikawa understands English well enough to answer English e-mail queries. Great welcome and service.
Credit cards ok.
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Tomitaya Saketen

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Tomitaya is an old traditional “saketen” located in one of the old parts of Shizuoka City near local supermarkets replete with local produce.
Mr. Masataka Kurodaa, the present 3rd generation is providing great service with the help of his son, and is always ready for a chat about the history of sake and shochu in Shizuoka Prefecture. He even revealed the name of a Brewery back before WWII I had never heard about.

As for the Shizuoka Shochu on sale, he has quite a few: Sugii Brewery/Suginishiki rice/kome and imo,Tuber, Tenjigura Brewery/Doman rice/kome and a beauty in Fujinishiki Brewery/Hyakutyo Ikki kuromai/black rice

Tomitaya saketen
420-0042 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Komagata Doori, 4-11-21
Tel.: 054-2530482
Fax: 054-2718892

Homepage (Japanese)
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I just cannot count how many times I have cycled past Mr. Katsunori Koizumi Kiquor Shop as it is along the way to the Cricket Ground I have to go to at least 3 times a week!
I just make a point stoppeng there only when Mr. Koizumi is (rarely) free. Otherwise I would be better off leaving my own chair there as once you have got the gentleman talking, he just would not stop!
He is a great mine of information and local lore on anything realted with local sake, shochu, beer and liqueurs as his family used to run the Koizumi Honkei Brewery in Okitsu, Shimizu Ku until it got absorbed by Sanwa (Garyubai) Brewery in Shimizu!
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He also organizes his own Shizuoka Sake Festival in Shizuoka City, grouping more than a dozen local Breweries. The next one will take place on the 10th of October.
As a proof of his kowledge he revealed me a little secret: A group in Mishima has just convinced Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City to create a “imo” shochu for them next May 2008!

As for local (he has many from all over japan on sale!) shochu he has Saisuke, “imo” and “kome” from Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City and Doman, “kome” from Tenjigura Brewery in Hamamatsu City, as well as Umeshu made with shochu by Senju Brewery in Iwata City.

Koizumi Saketen
Address: 420-0008 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Suido-cho 74
Tel.: 054-2710335
Business hours: 07:30~22:00

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