Located in the residential district of Nakano, Shimomiya features high-back wooden chairs, soft lighting and a simple main counter. People go to Shimomiya for two things – sake and fish. Shimomiya provides different sorts of fresh tuna, pike and mackerel obtained from the nearby Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market. The bar is fully stocked with about 200 varieties of sake. These range from fresh organic labels to those made by the Taketsuru family, who founded Japan’s whiskey industry. Order yours smooth or pure.