Saké Tasting Room(Niigata Main Store)
Drink Deep. You’re in the Snow Country.
The Ponshukan Saké Tasting Room features nearly 100 types of saké from Niigata’s 90 breweries. Take your pick from among seasonal specials, staff recommendations, or whichever labels happen to catch your eye. All selections are arranged by geographic location.
Visitors can pay ¥500 at the door to receive a saké cup and five tasting coins. Sample up to five cups of saké or use multiple tasting coins to sample from a selection of premium saké.
As the microbrewery saké capital of Japan, there is no better place to experience saké than Niigata.
Ponshukan Marketplace(Niigata Main Store)
All Local. All Niigata.
Ponshukan works directly with local producers, brewers, and manufacturers to bring you the best of Niigata food and saké. From sweets and rice crackers to traditional seasonings and regional ingredients, Ponshukan is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Niigata’s diverse regional food culture comes together in our marketplace. We hope you will stop by to sample popular foods and learn more about the world of Niigata cuisine.
A Taste of Niigata
The Ponshukan Complex is an oasis for travelers using JR Niigata Station. The Ponshukan Complex’s marketplace features premium Koshihikari rice, rice snacks, saké, and a wide selection of Niigata sweets and gifts.
There is also a popular saké bar, original onigiri shop, and open dining space for tourists and locals passing through Niigata Station.
Kaku-uchi Sake Bar(Ponshukan Complex)
Saké and Food for the Hungry Traveler
Kaku-uchi is a casual saké bar and deli located in the Ponshukan Complex. Enjoy a constantly changing selection of saké specials and filling side dishes.
Bakudan Onigiri(Ponshukan Complex)
Really Big Rice Balls
Our bakudan onigiri (“bomb onigiri”) are gigantic rice balls made from two servings of rice and mouth-watering fillings. Handmade with Japan’s best Koshihikari rice, these fun and outrageous onigiri are a longtime Ponshukan favorite.
Onigiri are made to order. Guests can choose from a selection of classic and unique fillings. We slow-cook our rice in a traditional kettle.
Locally Crafted Home & Kitchen Ware
Niigata is home to a vibrant culture of craftsmanship and manufacturing. This marketplace is dedicated to quality kitchenware and accessories fit to be centerpieces of daily life. Stop by to browse a selection of original home tools and accessories that take functional beauty to a new level. All products have been selected from manufacturers and workshops located in Niigata.
Uonuma Kamakura(CoCoLo Niigata West 1F)
Artisanal Niigata Dining
Uonuma Kamakura is a full culinary experience popular for its original dishes, presentation, and atmosphere. From rice cooked in traditional kettles to robata-style barbeque and Niigata soba noodles, diners can enjoy a wide variety of Japanese dishes served out of our open kitchen. (140 seats)