Japanese rice wine (sake)

3 Things to Do at Shimbashi, Tokyo’s Salarymen Capital

We’ve heard a lot of things about Tokyo – it’s an expensive city, the best place to shop for gadgets, has the best ramen in the world, and so on. It’s the hub of Japan’s economy, and as such, lives up to its reputation of providing most of the best accommodation, job opportunities, and entertainment…

Travel Around Niigata, Japan While Gourmet Dining Aboard These 2 Bus Tours

Joining a bus tour is an economical way of going around Japan. It is available in most cities and can be used for short- or long-distance travels. But wouldn’t it be nice if you can go on tour while wining and dining at the same time? A Japanese bus company called Willer Travel (ウィラートラベル) is…

Enjoy the Rich Aromas of Sake at Tokyo’s 3 Most Stylish Sake Bars

Sake is synonymous with Japanese culture and is the country’s national drink made from rice. It is interconnected with the people’s beliefs, traditions, way of thinking and way of life. It also makes the perfect companion for so many Japanese dishes, providing balance and harmony. If you’re planning on staying in Tokyo, you should try…

Sample Real Japanese Rice Wine in This Sake Museum in Kobe!

Sake (酒) is one of Japan’s most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how sake is made or which brands…

Enjoy Drinking Japanese Sake in These 4 Beautiful Vessels

Sake (酒), as a highly popular drink in Japan, needs certain elements to be correctly served. One of these is the vessel which plays a major role in sake’s quality and taste. It also gives different textures and aromas to the drink. Most of the time, sake vessels are ceramic, but you can also find…

What to Buy in Niigata: 10 Souvenirs From the Land of Rice and Sake

Niigata Prefecture (新潟県) needs no introduction as it renowned the world over for producing Japan’s arguably most delicious rice and sake. But do you know that it is home to scrumptious fruits, delectable seafood, and exquisite artisanal products as well? What’s more, it is a mere two hours from Tokyo (東京) by Shinkansen (bullet train),…

See Your Favorite Kit Kat Flavors Transform Into Gorgeous Anime Guys!

Kit Kat’s immense popularity around the world is no news, so as its solid fanbase in Japan. I have yet to see a country that can ace Japan when it comes to worshipping this popular chocolate favorite by producing some of the most unique, bizarre, and over-the-top variations fit for a specific group of people.…

Yet Another Crazy Japanese Innovation – a Sake Vending Machine!

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would you react if a sake vending…

Try 129 Kinds of Sake in One Go at This Museum in Niigata, Japan

The Ponshukan Sake and Rice Museum, in the area of Echigo-Yuzawa Station in Niigata, is famous for a few things – mainly for its sake, sake bath, and “bakudan onigiri.” Continue reading to find out more about them! Sake-tasting One of the best things in Ponshukan is its huge variety of sake that you can…

Taste 3 of the Best Tasting Sake Locally Brewed in Tokyo!

You’ll never truly enjoy the essence of being in Japan if you don’t try tasting sake. It is one of the heavily enjoyed rice wines often drank by people as it goes very well with lots of Japanese dishes. Though the origin of sake is unclear, there are several locally made sake in the area…