I have a special love for Hasegawa Saketen, a chain of sake retailers whose shops do double duty as sake retailers and sake bars. The expectation is that you’ll try a glass or two of a and then opt to buy a bottle to take home. I find this concept to be especially interesting since retail and on-premises consumption licences are mutually exclusive in New York.
The shots below are from their Tokyo Station and Harajuku locations. Hasaegawa Saketen also has locations in Kameido, Azabujuban, Futagotamagawa, Tokyo Skytree, and the Tokyo Palace Hotel in Chiyoda.