All About Japan

Umami in New York

Still not sure what umami is? Well, it's coming your way whether you like it or not.

Sample Some Sake Before Your Next Flight

If you're in Osaka Airport trying to kill time before your departure, why not sample a cup of sake for just ¥100!

10 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

From rabbit cafés to sumo tournaments and everything in between, these are the top recommendations from Veltra's adventurous staff to make the most of your trip to Japan's capital!

This Is One 'Cool' Sake Glass!

A sake glass that keeps your drink cool while you drink it? We'll toast to that!

Autumn Tipple: Sake & Pear Sangria

Make your own seasonal sake sangria with this simple fall recipe!

5 Distinctive Sake Cups

As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!

Get into Seasonal Sake

There are roughly 2,000 breweries in Japan all producing their own unique form of sake—including seasonal, limited-edition products.

Discovering Sushi on the Odakyu

The unforgettable feeling of walking into an unfamiliar, unknown shop to discover the best sushi you’ve had in your life.

9 Unique Japanese Foods that Go Well with Sake

Edamame and yakitori are the go-to foods for many foreigners when dining at an izakaya—but for adventurous diners seeking something extraordinary to pair with their sake, these nine dishes are it!

Which Country Is Most Accepting of Alcohol?

You may be surprised to find where Japan ranks on how the world views alcohol consumption.

Savor Sacred Sake in Saga

The sake breweries of Kashima City open their doors to overseas tourists, offering a peek into how sake is made for one of Japan's three most prominent Inari shrines.

5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama

Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!

A Great Selection of Sake from Across Japan

Here's a fantastic selection of sake of varying tastes, from special brews to top-class "daiginjo"! What more could you ask for?

8 Things You Don’t Know about KIT KAT in Japan

Thought you knew everything about Japan's multifaceted KIT KAT bars? Read on!

Don't Know Sake? Welcome to Sake School!

Take a short, comprehensive tour of how sake is made, what it's about, and how to thoroughly enjoy this Japanese traditional treasure!

6 Seasonal Japanese Rice Dishes

Rice is at the center of many traditional Japanese meals, providing a healthy staple to the Japanese diet. And here's a wonderful selection of seasonal rice meals, including many that are fantastic for both vegetarian and even vegan food lovers.

7 Japanese New Year's Traditions Explained

One of Japan's most important holidays, New Year's, brings with it unique customs—some of which date back all the way to the 800s.

Protect Your Drinks from Pub Ninjas

These bottle covers are actually faithful recreations of suits of armor worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.

Sake-Flavored Kit Kats

Nestlé Japan certainly isn't afraid to break the mold when it comes to creating exotic Kit Kat flavors. The newest member of the chocolate wafer family includes another popular Japanese product—sake.

The Incredible Edible Fungus

An unbelievable look at six products, all made with a little mold!

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