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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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Kirin to Sell Japan’s First No-Carb Beer

Kirin Brewery announced Japan’s first zero-carbohydrate beer, hitting the shelves on October 6.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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