The 10 Best Craft Beers in Japan
Looking to move beyond the 'Big 4' of Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory? Check out these artfully brewed craft beers!
10 Historical Sweets from Hokuriku
Hokuriku has various wonderful 'omiyage' (souvenir) sweets for travelers. Here we outline 10 historical souvenirs you simply have to buy on your next Hokuriku trip!
A Geisha's Secret to Grease-Free Skin
'Abura-tori-gami' is well known for its oil-absorbent qualities, and has been a hit among geisha since the Edo Period. We've got some convincing reasons why even non-geisha should keep an eye out for some!
7 Sweet Reasons to Visit Snowy Hokkaido
Here are seven snacks to whet your appetite and encourage you to break out your snow boots.
The Incredible Edible Fungus
An unbelievable look at six products, all made with a little mold!
Order these 5 Japanese Whiskys Online
From single malts made in the Scotch style to award-winning blends, Japan can surprise you with its whisky—and you can even get it online!
Suntory & Nikka: 6 Whiskys to Die For
Forget Scotland—Japan is now home to the best whisky brewers.
Top 10 Traditional Sweets of Japan
The 10 top traditional Japanese sweets everybody craves!
4 Japanese Wines from The Wonder 500™
Japan may be more famous for sake and whisky, but these four Japanese wines are sure to delight.
Japanese Porcelain Prized by Chefs Overseas
With a 400-year tradition, Arita is the oldest among Japan's various porcelain-making regions, and Arita porcelain exported to Europe in the 17th century had a strong influence on what would become Germany's Meissen porcelain brand.
Order Beautiful Japanese Calligraphy Online
Brushstock. offers almost 13,000 calligraphy motif products designed by professional calligraphers.
3 Historic Snacks from Oita
Visiting Oita Prefecture? Then check out these three mouth-watering sweets that are also full of history!
Central Japan's 11 Best Edible Souvenirs
Chubu is the central region of Japan's main island, Honshu. No visit to the beautiful, historic region is complete without bringing home some of its most delectable souvenirs.
Make Your Mark with Sailor Moon Stamps!
Stamp your official documents in the name of the moon!
Unique Lacquered Deerskin & Pac-Man Leather
Pac-Man is back and beautiful! Don't miss your chance to buy uniquely crafted leather products from Inden-ya.
Japanese Sake Designed for Overseas Audiences
In a quest to appeal to foreign markets, some Japanese brewers have sought out an interesting solution! Instead of changing the tastes of their sake, they're instead looking to redesign our perceptions of it!
The 5 Best Sparkling Sakes
Sparkling sake is a great way to step into the world of 'nihonshu,' and a fashionable and healthy way to enjoy your tipple if you're already a sake expert.
'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups
Why settle for a regular ceramic sake cups when you can sip from the head of a Gundam robot?
7 Next-Level Soy Sauce Options
Everybody knows Japanese soy sauce, but did you know there's more than Kikkoman? Here we take a look at seven premium options from all around Japan.
7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts
Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!