Aizuwakamatsu: Japan's Samurai City
Nestled in the mountains of Fukushima Prefecture, the city of Aizuwakamatsu has cultivated a deep connection with its samurai roots. Join our writer Noam as he explores the local history and traditions of Samurai City Aizu!
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.
Enter the Samurai Time in Aizuwakamatsu
Visit Aizuwakamatsu, where travelers can gain an understanding of how its rich samurai history still plays a part in almost every aspect of modern daily life. Ancient traditions, castles, martial arts, traditional food and more are waiting in Aizu!
The Best Restaurants Around Ikebukuro Station
Ikebukuro is a bustling sub-metropolitan area in Tokyo with a multitude of shopping facilities, cultural activities, indoor theme park and aquarium to keep you entertained.
Taste 50 Kinds of Sake at This Ramen Resturant
This Tokyo ramen restaurant offers all-you-can-drink sake—along with all-you-can-eat 'gyoza' and fried chicken—paired with a single bowl of ramen.
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.
Sakura Sake KitKat: Hello Hanami Season
Now that sakura season is in full swing, KitKat's latest release is a sweet, slightly booze-filled way to enjoy the festivities!
5 Hot Sake for Winter!
Japanese sake is the nation's favorite drink. As the chill of winter sets in, the temperature of the sake rises, which is the perfect way to stay warm!
Taste Tradition with New Sweet Sake Pocky
Pocky's latest special, regional-exclusive release uses ingredients from the only sake brewery in the 23 wards of Tokyo!
Fushimi: Come to the Shrine, Stay for the Sake
Most famous for the iconic Fushimi Inari shrine, Kyoto’s Fushimi district is also one of Japan’s top sake-producing regions. Be sure to make the most of your visit by taking a look around its historic brewing district. Kanpai!
6 Sake Brewery Day Trips from Tokyo
One of the great things about visiting Tokyo is that in the (unlikely) chance you’ve managed to see, do, drink and eat everything you wanted in the city, there’s a whole cluster delightful breweries to explore just a train ride away!
10 Ways to Enjoy a Rainy Day in Japan
Don't let rainy weather dampen your day—there are still plenty of ways to have a good time!
All About Japanese Booze
Japan is a country that has a pretty open attitude when it comes to imbibing! Whether you're hoping to slake your thirst on some sake or wind down with an award-winning whisky, Japan has bountiful booze options from which to choose!
The Newest Alcoholic Kit Kat Features Yuzu
Nestlé Japan released the world’s first-ever Sake Kit Kat back in 2016, and since then they’ve been infusing their chocolate-covered wafers with other popular Japanese tipples, this time with delicious yuzu-flavored sake.
Fabulous Fall Foliage in Geibikei Gorge
Geibikei Gorge, located in the city of Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture, has two famous valleys: Geibikei and Genbikei. While the names of the valleys are similar, each has its own unique features. In this travel report, we'll explore the grand Geibekei.
Experience a New Hanami in Awesome Sakura Pool
This cool sakura-themed bar is set to open on March 22, 2019, which coincides with the predicted bloom date for cherry blossoms in Tokyo!
Experience a Little Okinawa in Tokyo!
Looking for a taste of Okinawa without the expensive airfare? Well look no further—Okinawa Town can be found in Tokyo, just two stops from Shinjuku!
A Backpacker's Guide to Kochi
Join Stephen Schreck from A Backpacker's Tale as he visits Kochi Prefecture to do what he does best—learn the ins and outs of the region, and what makes it a fantastic destination for those looking to get off the beaten path!
12 Female Sake Brewers Concoct a Bold Project
As fewer than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, one crowdfunding project is offering a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.
Discovering My Inner Samurai in Aizuwakamatsu
British travel blogger and freelance writer Emily Luxton spent some time in "Samurai City" Aizuwakamatsu, in Fukushima Prefecture. There, she explored the area's rich culture and history, and discovered her inner samurai!