Japanese rice wine (sake)

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

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

Join These 2 Interesting Spring Events in Kyoto and Nara This April 2019!

Spring has already started in Japan. It is probably one of the well-loved seasons in the country for most areas are not only blanketed by pink flowers but there are also many traditional celebrations. These events are pretty exciting and lively with fun performances, sakura-flavored snacks, and enjoyable booths. If you happen to be in…

What to Buy in Niigata in 2019: 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),…

What to Buy in Tokushima in 2019: 10 Great Souvenirs from the Land of Awa Odori

Prominently known for its spellbinding Awa Dance Festival (Awa Odori) – the largest traditional dance festival in Japan – Tokushima Prefecture attracts tens of thousands of travelers every August. Once there, they are taken in by the unparalleled charm of this easternmost prefecture of Shikoku. Here are just some of the highlights: the powerful Naruto…

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…

This Lovely Izakaya Chain in Japan Will Take You Back to the Showa Period!

A trip to Japan will make most people aware of the nation’s drinking culture. Not only do the Japanese pride themselves on sake (or nihonshu or shochuu if you want to be technical), but they also have a wide variety of cocktails that is sure to never bore any man or woman old enough to…

2 Dining Districts Famous Among Locals Located Between Narita Airport and Tokyo

If you’re looking for the essence of Japanese sake, the first place you should go to is an “izakaya” (traditional Japanese pub). At an izakaya, you can try sake and delicious side dishes unique to Japan. While izakaya serve simple food, the flavor is out of this world, and the atmosphere inside is the perfect…

These 2 Special Wines Are the Perfect Complements to Popular Japanese Dish, Sushi

Although there are several types of wines that go well with any type of dish, there are some that were specifically created to complement a particular dish. There are a few wine brands targeting sushi lovers with their pair-up drinks known as “sushi wines.” Check out these two wines that are meant to be enjoyed…