Ponshukan in Niigata station, Niigata

Ponshukan Niigata Front

Perhaps this is cheating with Ponshukan as it is a Niigata satellite store. Like our Shinshu Osake Mura review, I love the Niigata area and whenever I go snowboarding in Echigo Yuzawa, I will often, nay, ALWAYS pop into the Ponshukan there to pick up some sake and craft beer from the area. I was delighted on my last day in …

Shimizu Saketen in Hanacho, Niigata

Shimizu Saketen is a sake and craft beer shops located in the Hanacho district of Niigata city, just around the corner from Bandaibashi, one of the landmarks in the city. It seems to be the only store in the company name. Moreover, they no longer have an online store due to a lack of sales – a shame as their …