Re: [76attendees] sake and japanese whiskey

Hiroyuki INOUE <hinoue@hiroshima-cu.ac.jp> Thu, 12 November 2009 23:48 UTC

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On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:38:35 +0900
  Ed Jankiewicz <edward.jankiewicz@sri.com>; wrote:
> anyone have any luck finding a wine and spirits type shop where a 
> variety of sake and whiskey can seen?  all I find is a few cheap brands 
> in 7-11s etc. and have not seen any specialty stores.

Yes, 7-11 has cheaper items just to satisfy to drink.

Hishima Brand & Product Fair is held at Shareo, where is the underground
shopping mall just at the Kamiyacho crossing, next to Sogo Department Store.
This fair is held until Friday (today), 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Certain way is to purchase liquor/sake at the department stores:

- Sogo Department Store (そごう)
    10 minutes walk from the venue, 
    same building of the Bus Center, at kamiya-cho crossing
       http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=34.395897,132.457395&z=17

- Fukuya Department Store 1 (福屋)
    12 minutes walk from the venue, at Haccho-bori crossing
       http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=34.393587,132.462716&z=17

- Fukuya Department Store 2  (larger than 1)
    next (south) building of JR Hiroshima Station,
    directly connected to JR station with underground passageway
    If you will use Shinkansen railway, it is convenient.
    You can also find many kind of Japanese dish/cup at 7th floor.
       http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=34.39634,132.473917&z=17

The food/liquor shops are located at the underground level 
of each department store.


The liquor shop in Hondori Shopping Street also handles
several kind of Hiroshima brand (Saijo) sake and Japanese whiskey:
- Kawaguchiya (河口屋)
    http://www.galilei.ne.jp/kawaguchiya/jizake_01.html (in Japanese)
  5 minutes walk from the venue
    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=34.392967,132.459766&z=17


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Hiroyuki INOUE <hinoue@hiroshima-cu.ac.jp>;
Graduate School of Information Sciences,
Hiroshima City University