How Much Do You Know About This Popular Japanese Drink?

It is no secret that the Japanese love to drink. With a strong economy and a recent history of importing and exporting to other countries, as well as having brews of its own, Japan has been able to provide its people different varieties of delicious and exciting drinks. Beer, nihonshu (rice wine), umeshu (plum wine),…

10 Things to Do When Traveling in Japan During the Rainy Season

The beginning of June marks the start of the rainy season in Japan, and it usually lasts until the end of July. While most travelers tend to avoid making plans during this time of year, there are actually a lot of fun activities you can enjoy despite the gloomy weather. The gray skies and seemingly…

Watch Out for the New Sake Kit Kat Coming in Japan This September 2018!

Discover the essence of Japan’s highest quality plum. Have a taste of the new Ume Sake Kit Kat! Sake Kit Kat In 2016, Nestlé first introduced Sake Kit Kat – a white chocolate Kit Kat that came in a unique bottle-shaped packaging embodying the “isshobin” or the traditional sake bottles. Then, in 2017, the Masuizumi…

7 Things to Remember When Trying Karaoke in Japan

Karaoke is a great way to pass the time while you’re in Japan. You can find karaoke bars almost anywhere, even in small towns, and they are an inexpensive and fun way to enjoy an evening or a rainy day. However, there is a little more to it than just going in, choosing your song,…

Have You Tried This Delicious Combination of Mochi and Chocolate in Japan?

When it comes to Japanese delicacies, the rice variety “mochi” easily takes one of the top places. Imagine sweet and sticky rice cake combined with rich and delicious chocolate, and there you have the world’s best “rice chocolate,” namely the “Mochi Mochi Chocola” released a few years back by BOURBON in Japan. Mochi Varieties jp.fotolia.com/…

Help Support Kumamoto With This New Unique Flavor of Kit Kat in Japan!

Through the relentless effort of various communities and institutions, Kumamoto, Japan continues to recover from the devastation it has suffered brought by the earthquake that struck the region in 2016. Nestlé lets us lend a helping hand to these efforts by creating Kit Kat flavors specifically for Kumamoto! Kumamoto Tea Kit Kat On the same…

How Many of These 10 Delicious Japanese Bread and Sandwiches Have You Tried?

Japan is one of the top destinations in Asia that travelers and tourists from around the world love to visit. With its colorful festivals, traditions, historical places, beautiful scenery, and delicious food, who wouldn’t want to visit Japan? And speaking of food, well, Japan is one of the countries in the world that is very…

How Many of These 10 Popular and Tasty Japanese “Yaki” Dishes Have You Tried?

We often encounter the word “yaki (焼き)” when eating at Japanese restaurants. This word means baked, broiled, fried, grilled, or roasted, and most Japanese foods that have “yaki” in their names are cooked using these methods. Check out these 10 popular Japanese “yaki” dishes! 1. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) jp.fotolia.com/ One popular “yaki” dish that originated in…

Do You Know These 12 Women Sake Brewers in Japan? Find Out About Them!

The conventional idea is that sake (rice wine) making is a man’s job, as it requires manual labor. This is partly the reason why there are usually no women workers in sake breweries in Japan. Now, a few of the sake breweries in the country are actually owned by women, and they have recently collaborated…
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