All About Japan

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!

Take Home a Piece of Niigata

Savor the prefecture’s finest produce long after your trip is over!

Tokyo's 400-Year-Old Sake Brewery

Check out this gorgeous 4K video and take a look at what it means to have four centuries of passion for sake!

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!

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.

54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!

Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

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!

Sake Blessed with Deep Snow

'Freezing weather with heavy snow' might not sound easy for living, but it's ideal for sake brewing.

Become an Izakaya Guru with These 6 Videos

Impress your friends with your knowledge of the ins and outs of Japanese pubs and the drinks and food served at them!

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!

A 13-Point Guide to Japanese Alcohol

Walk through 13 of the most fundamental types of alcohol in Japan. You know what's at the top of the list—but do you know the other 12?

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.

Want to Sip on Sake from a Squid Chalice?

Why settle for sake cups when you could be drinking your fine rice wine from an edible chalice made out of squid?

Top 10 Japanese Companies Over 800 Years Old

Just how old is the oldest Japanese company? You might be surprised to learn that most of the companies on our list date back centuries before the Black Plague!

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!

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!

The Changing Faces of Horoyoi

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

Sado: Isle of Gold, Sake & Natural Wonders

Sample sake, ride a tub-shaped boat, and pan for—real!—gold on Japan's sixth-largest island.

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