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Tour the Inaba Brewery in Ibaraki

The Japan Guy takes us through the Inaba Brewery on a snowy day—and reveals what lies behind a certain mysterious little door!

4 'Alcoholic' Beverages with 0% Alcohol

'Nomyunication' (communication through drinking) is very important in Japanese society. But what if you're not good at drinking? No problem! Come check out these 0 percent alcohol alcoholic drinks!

Japanese Alcohol: From Hokkaido to Okinawa

There are more than 1,800 sake breweries and shochu distilleries in Japan. Highlighting Japan has profiled nine leading representatives from Hokkado to Okinawa.

Want to Get a Beer at KFC?

In addition to being the only KFC to serve alcohol in Japan, this restaurant in Takadanobaba ups the ante by adding some rather fancy dishes!

Hitomi Noda Offers a Nonalcoholic Kiss

Hitomi Noda of seven-girl idol unit Ready to Kiss stars in an online commercial for Duc de Montagne Rose, a nonalcoholic sparkling wine from Yokohama's Shonan Trading Co, Ltd.

A Perfect Pairing of Hot-Pot & Sake

Koyama Brewery is the only sake brewery left in Tokyo's 23 wards—and Roppongi's Kintsuta is a great restaurant for getting a taste!

The New Classics: Culture Experiences in Tokyo

Traditional Japanese experiences have been receiving a revamp, with visitors and locals alike flocking to try new versions of old favorites!

3 Classic Souvenirs from Toyama

When shopping for souvenirs on your first tour of Toyama, you may not be able to make a quick decision about which to select. Here are three representative Toyama souvenirs that can help you make your choice!

Heavenly Sake from Hokuriku

The Hokuriku region is home to many breweries famous for producing splendid sake. Let's take a look at some well-known Hokuriku sake we're sure you'll want to try!

Fists of Absinthe Coming to TBS Digital

Absinthe, sneakers, swords, ninjas, and a whole lot of intentionally over-descriptive subtitles. Think Quentin Tarantino, minus the blood and F-bombs.

Fine Wine Meets Fine Art

Rather than using traditional paints to recreate classic paintings, Sanja Jankovic turns to a rather unconventional art medium.

'Omiyage' You Can't Buy Anywhere Else in Japan

You'll never guess where a secret treasure trove of one-of-a-kind souvenirs is sold!

Get a Good Whiff of Sakura-Infused Beer

Even beer companies are getting on the cherry blossom bandwagon with products like this aromatic 'sakura' beer. We'll drink to that!

The Changing Faces of Horoyoi

See if you can recognize some of the flavors and faces of Horoyoi!

Matcha Isn't Just for Tea

Itohkyuemon, a reputable tea company in Kyoto, has added a new sparkling wine drink to its matcha-infused liquor line.

5 Seriously Stylish Sake Cups

A wonderful collection of sake cups using a variety of materials including wood, tin and gold!

Three Cheers for Sakura Beer!

No beer could be better suited to a cherry blossom viewing party this alcoholic drink that's a mix of malted barley, wheat and petals from cherry blossom trees.

Local Brewer Reinvented with Global Sake

25 years ago, Asahishuzo was just a local brewer with a faltering brand, its products losing market share not only to other breweries but also to beer, wine, shochu and other beverages.

Yamanashi Winery Day Trip

Katsunuma, a region in Yamanashi, is a wine powerhouse with 31 wineries producing 27 percent of Japanese wine each year! Come with us on a day trip of three distinct wineries.

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