Local gastronomy on the menu of Tsuruoka Japanese Sake Festival
Taking place every beginning of July, the Tsuruoka Japanese Sake Festival offers for a day-long special event a unique opportunity to taste a wide array of traditional gastronomic delights from Tsuruoka, including various types of rice wine sake, being a genuine local specialty.
This year’s edition has been co-hosted by Tsuruoka Creative City of Gastronomy and has attracted nearly 5,000 visitors from all around the world. The programme of the event has offered tastings of about 100 different traditionally brewed sake, as well as a series of exchanges with local artisan brewers who have shared traditional techniques and know-how of sake-making. The Tsuruoka Japanese Sake Festival is one of the major festivals in the field of gastronomy at the national level.