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.
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.
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.
100 Best Drinks from Japan: #1 Japanese Sake
Sake is probably the best known Japanese drink in the world.
100 Best Drinks from Japan: #2 Umeshu
Umeshu plum wine is one of the most popular of Japanese liqueurs. It's made from a base alcohol such as sake and Japanese plums, and has a very nice, sweet flavor.
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.
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?
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!
Autumn Tipple: Sake & Pear Sangria
Make your own seasonal sake sangria with this simple fall recipe!
Protect Your Drinks from Pub Ninjas
These bottle covers are actually faithful recreations of suits of armor worn by famous warriors in Japanese history.
8 Things You Don’t Know about KIT KAT in Japan
Thought you knew everything about Japan's multifaceted KIT KAT bars? Read on!
5 Distinctive Sake Cups
As the home of sake, Japan is also the home of the humble sake cup!
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.
5 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Takayama
Takayama is a picturesque mountain town that's beautiful to visit all year round!
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!
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.
Umami in New York
Still not sure what umami is? Well, it's coming your way whether you like it or not.
The Incredible Edible Fungus
An unbelievable look at six products, all made with a little mold!
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!