For in truth, the traditional Japanese izakaya is neither a bar nor a restaurant, but perhaps best described as somewhere in-between.
October 22, 2016
Sometimes its something as basic as a cup of coffee brewed just the way they like it. Other times it can be simple food items, and sometimes it can be something much more complex. So join me today as we look at the top 5 items that you can only get in Japan, and the Japanese themselves can’t live without.
September 10, 2016
This sake brewing factory in Sawai is not always for enjoying the sake but also the scenery. . After about 30-45 minutes of factory tour, cross the street or just pass the tunnel then you will see a beautiful garden near the river to enjoy the sake!
December 25, 2015
The Japanese style bar, or izakaya (居酒屋), is a common destination for the white collar workers. By the end of the day, the crowds look for a place to enjoy the happy hour time. For that purpose, the izakayas in Ginza and Yurakuchou are the best choices around.
November 20, 2015
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about food and drink. I remarked how funny it is, the way in which one can grow sentimental about such things, to the point of craving such things when they are no longer freely available.
August 8, 2015
Ask most locals around Tokyo about Niigata Prefecture and most likely they'll recall it as a place where there's lots of snow, rice, and sake. True enough, those three things are what make Niigata famous.
May 29, 2015
Every year, Suwa City hosts the Sake Drinking Festival, or Nomi Aruki (Walk and Drink) hosted by Sake makers. It’s hosted not in only one venue, but all over the city, meaning that people who join literally walk all over Suwa to taste different kinds of sake and umeshuu.
May 1, 2015
Anyone who has lived in Japan for any length of time will tell you, the Japanese love a good drink. “Nomikais” or drinking parties, to give them their loose English translation are a frequent occurrence for most company workers in Japan.
April 6, 2015
Richie Hawtin, a famous British-born DJ is devotedly in love with Japanese sake.
December 7, 2014
How are the traditional beverages and foods in Japan manufactured? Let's visit the plans where those items are manufactured. You may be able to discover the amazing Japanese traditional techniques.
October 21, 2014