Kirin beer

Drink for Free at the Kirin Brewery

Want to drink and see a brewery for free? You can do just that at the Kirin Brewery Factory! This past weekend I visited the Yokohama Kirin brewery location for a tour of the factory. It was easy to set up, just go online to the website and sign up for a tour about a…

Stay Cool This Summer With These 3 Popular Non-alcoholic Beers From Japan!

When it comes to staying healthy, drinking non-alcoholic beer is a good alternative to regular beer. Non-alcoholic beer can have a positive effect on people’s cardiovascular function, is a safe option for women who are pregnant, and is even believed to reduce feelings of anxiety. There are so many non-alcoholic beers in Japan that it…

Relax, Recharge & Experience With These 5 Things to Do in Kobe

Imagine a place with a picturesque mountain view on one side and a stunning sea view on the other. Add to the image mouth watering food, ice cold beer, and a relaxing hot spring resort. Package these thoughts with a good dose of serenity and you get the city of Kobe. With so much to…

5 Reasons “Air Hanami” Is the New Trend of Cherry Blossom Viewing in Japan

There is a great reason for spring in Japan being a highly anticipated season that draws huge crowds of locals and foreign visitors: cherry blossom! Nobody can resist the beautiful sight of cherry blossoms, known as “sakura (桜)” in Japanese, while eating dango (団子) or sweet Japanese rice dumplings. It is typical during the sakura…

3 Best Japanese Whiskeys Under JPY1,000

Whiskey… Love it or hate it, it is here to stay. Movies, TV shows, magazines, everyone is promoting whiskey these days. Whether you like it on the rocks, with gin, with a water back, or simply in a bottle with a straw (if it has been one of those weeks), you can find these delicious…

Popular Japanese Beers to Try for all Beer Lovers

You may be forgiven for assuming that sake might be the most popular alcoholic beverage in Japan. But, you would be wrong! In 2006, Beer accounted for nearly two-thirds of the nine billion litres of alcohol consumed in the country that year. However, not many people outside of Japan know about the different kinds of…

Try the Best Beer in Japan, Kirin Beer

You might have come across the brand name Kirin during one of your visits in the supermarket. This is a popular beverage brand in Japan which is headquartered in Nakano-ku of Tokyo. The word “kirin” means giraffe in Japanese. However, Kirin Brewery has been named after the Chinese word “Quilin,” meaning a mythical hooved chimerical…