Over 300 Guests Enjoy The Fun Sake Festival (Waraizake Matsuri)

A celebration of the tastes of Japan, including sake and traditional cuisine, at the local Kutchan event.

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A great turn out at Snack Jumbo for the Waraizake Matsuri registration.

It was a fun and festive evening celebrating the tastes of Japan at the Fun Sake Festival (Waraizake Matsuri) event held in Kutchan last Thursday night. Over 300 guests enjoyed Japanese sake and other alcohol, as well as traditional Japanese cuisine at a variety of venues across Kutchan.

Guests started their evening at Snack Jumbo where they registered for the ticketed event, before moving onto other participating venues of their choice over the course of the evening. There were 29 restaurants and Izakaya in Kutchan town that participated in the festival including Snack Ring, Izakaya Hamakko, Dining Bar Pokke, Snack Potato, Snack Swing, The Way Bar, Kaveri and more.

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Guests enjoy drinks at the the festival last Thursday night.

Not only did event goers get to enjoy the delicious drinks and cuisine, there were also great prizes up for grabs for those who visited at least four venues. The lucky draw prizes included cash prizes up to 30000 yen, gift vouchers valued at 5000 yen and delicious plums and local potatoes. Every participant received complimentary potato chips, tomato juice and tissue paper. It was a fun night out in the lead up to the 2016/17 winter season in Niseko and a great chance for friends to catch up and celebrate the season!

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