Kampai Toronto - Festival of Sake 2022  (Public Session)

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Kampai Toronto - Festival of Sake 2022 (Public Session)

The Sake Institute of Ontario (SIO) is proud to host the 10th annual Kampai Toronto - Festival of Sake at the JCCC on Saturday Oct. 1, 2022

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Japanese Canadian Cultural Center (JCCC) 6 Garamond Court Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5 Canada

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Kampai Toronto is the largest sake tasting event in Canada, hosted by the SIO, that has historically sold out. https://www.sakeinstituteofontario.com/about/

After two years of Covid restrictions we are back LIVE and in-person. We welcome back all newcomers, sake beginners & experts, sommeliers, sake brewers, restaurateurs, industry specialists, media and food and sake enthusiasts. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet brewers, engage with sake agents, and taste a wide selection of sakes, often not easily accessible to the general public.

Kampai Toronto is a cultural, food, and sake festival showcasing sake from over 50 breweries from Japan and around the world, featuring over 200 sakes with many brewers flying in from Japan for this special event. Along with sake, the festival also showcases a selection of tasting items from Toronto’s top local Japanese and Asian restaurant partners.

In order to sample sakes for the main event walk around tasting patrons will need drink tickets. Drink tickets are available to purchase in combination with admission (recommended) as well as at the venue during the event.

Most sakes tastings (1oz) will cost between 2-6 drink tickets depending on the grade & pricing of each sake. Select rare/expensive sakes may be priced up to 10 tickets.


Date: Saturday October 1, 2022

Session One: Trade & Media Sponsored by JETRO & JFOODO

Open to the Trade & Media only 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm

2:00pm to 3:00pm

  • 1st Master Sake Class Lead by Sake Samurai & Educator Michael Tremblay
  • Walk Around - Trade and Media Only

3:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Walk Around - Trade and Media Only

Session Two: Public Session

Festival of Sake - Sake, Food and Craft Vendors

5:30pm to 6:30pm VIP Ticket Holders only – Early advance entry**

6:30pm to 9:30pm Open to Public - Taiko Drummers, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors

ROOM: Main Hall Kobayashi Hall – Sake Vendors & Food Vendors


Sake made its first international debut at the 1872 Vienna International Expo, under the name "Nihonshu". Although sake has been in existence in Japan for over a two thousand years, it’s recent resurgence in the Japanese and international market is partially due to its elegance and versatility when paired with other cuisines. Unlike other alcohols, most sake is produced in small batches at artisanal breweries and is considered craft with many distinct classifications. Kampai Toronto is a rare opportunity to experience the depth and complexity of this culturally significant Japanese beverage and tradition.

This is an age 19+ event.

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