AI Takes Guesswork out of Choosing Sake
This artificial intelligence sommelier helps you choose the sake of your preference just by giving it descriptive expressions.
English Spelling Error Found on New Beer
Beer lovers in Japan had been looking forward to the release of a new limited-edition brew this January. But one spelling mistake is going to keep them waiting longer.
New Sake Season, New Cedar Ball
Tenryou Sake Brewery in Gero, in Gifu Prefecture announces its new sake with a yearly event - hanging a cedar ball.
Gimme a Break... & a Beer!
In Japan, you can find Kit Kats for a number of different occasions. We’ve seen special versions for when you want to do some baking, pass an important test, and help disaster victims, and now comes a special type of Kit Kat for when you want a cold beer.
Hibiki Whiskey Gets New Cherry Blossom Blend
Some good news for those of us getting through 2021 at home with a stiff drink in hand: Hibiki is coming out with some new whiskey blends, including one made in cherry blossom barrels!
Gyoza + Beer Lovers Unite at Dandadan Sakaba
If you've got a craving for juicy gyoza and cheap beer, get yourself to the fastest growing gyoza + beer izakaya chain in Kanto—Dandadan Sakaba.
AI Bartender Serving Up Age-Based Craft Beers
Electronics maker NEC has used artificial intelligence to come up with craft beers reflecting the characteristics of age groups. The AI analyzed some 300 magazines from a 40-year-period to propose beer tastes for people in their 20s to 50s.
Rugby Fans Quench Their Thirst in Yokohama
As rugby fever sweeps through Japan, fans from across the globe are celebrating with beer—and tons of it!
Get Drunk at an Elementary School Izakaya
Whether you're simply curious about Japanese schools, or just want to get drunk in one, this izakaya has you covered.
Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat Bringing Sexy Snaps
Japan is known for its unusual Kit Kats, including its latest Kit Kat, made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whiskey barrels for 180 days.
Choya's New Kamakura Store Is All About Ume
Get to know more about Japanese plum liquor by visiting the brand new Choya store, just outside of Tokyo.
Sip on Springtime with Cherry Blossom Beer
It isn't spring until you've had a taste of everything sakura-flavored—including this refreshing cherry blossom beer!
Get Drunk in a Haunted House at The Lockup
Want to get locked in a jail cell, served torture-themed foods and drinks, and subjected to scary shows? Well we have the place for you!
Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer
Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.
Best Happoshu 'Near Beers' in Japan
Happoshu is a cheap, beer-adjacent alcoholic beverage ubiquitous in Japan. Here are 5 of the best happoshu to help you stay on budget while still having a good time!
Stuff your Gut at Gut's Grill
If you're craving meat and a lot of it, Gut’s Grill is the place to go. Between their 720 gram signature Magnum Steak and their all-you-can-eat-and-drink plan, you're sure to leave satisfied.
Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake
It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.
Japanese Cocktails for Your Online Happy Hour
Want to spice up your online happy hour with some Japanese flavors? These five cocktails are for you!
Drinking in a Bathhouse Izakaya
When you think of a cool place to hang out after work and get some drinks, of course, you think of a bathhouse! No? Well, we'll convince you otherwise.
Sake Brewing in Saku
Ever tried sake brewing? Learn how an ancient beverage can give you a glimpse into some of Japan's most enduring cultural traditions in the city of Saku, in Nagano.