TOKYO – One of Tokyo’s most lauded hotels is raising a glass to the country’s national beverage this fall with ‘Brewing Tokyo,’ a stay package inspired by sake. In celebration of World Sake Day on October 1 and offered only during the autumn season, Palace Hotel Tokyo has concocted an array of experiences ideal for lovers of a good tipple, including sake-themed cocktails, a travel kit of beauty products infused with the Japanese rice wine, a private tour of the esteemed brewery and a Hakkaisan-inspired afternoon tea.
At the core of the offering is Hakkaisan’s 1-1-1 sake, brewed exclusively for the hotel and named after Palace Hotel Tokyo’s prestigious address at 1-1-1 Marunouchi. While in residence, guests can enjoy a tasting of two sake-based cocktails at Royal Bar, a legendary enclave helmed by a Diageo World Class bartender. The first, Usumomiji, is inspired by the autumn leaves of Mt. Hakkai, the setting of the premium brewery, and is made of an airy blend of 1-1-1 sake and plum wine (both produced by Hakkaisan) as well as cassis syrup. The second, Tsumugi or 'spin' in English, presents a creamy and refreshing mix of the signature sake, amazake (sweet sake), fresh cream and advocaat liqueur.