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Japanese Whisky Book Review

Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Most Desirable Spirit With Tasting Notes from Japan’s Leading Whisky Blogger by Brian Ashcraft Tuttle, 2018 ISBN: 978-4-8053-1409-8 Hardback, full colour, 144
Orion Beer.

Yatai Mura Naha

Yatai Mura Naha 国際通り屋台村 Just off Kokusai Dori in Naha near Makishi Station on the Yui Line is the relatively new Yatai Mura, a series of 20 casual “yatai” (street
Japanese food.

Harushika Brewery & Sake Tasting Nara

Harushika Brewery & Sake Tasting Nara 春鹿醸造元 The Harushika Brewery Shop in the Naramachi district of Nara has become as popular with foreign visitors as a must-do experience as eating
Okinawa Travel Information.

Choosing A Good Japanese Shochu

さつま島美人 I am no connoisseur of sake (Japanese rice wine) let alone shochu so I asked a Japanese friend to recommend a good bottle for me. He suggested a shochu
Echigo beer

Echigo India Pale Ale

Echigo India Pale Ale エチゴビール As part of our series on Japanese beers which has included reviews of craft beer in Japan, Sapporo Classic and Sapporo Kaitakushi, it is a
Cluracan Irish pub in Koenji Tokyo

Irish Bar The Cluracan in Koenji Tokyo

Irish Bar The Cluracan in Koenji Tokyo ザ・クルーラカーン 高円寺 Koenji is one of my favorite places in Tokyo. Koenji is in the west of the city, about 10 or so
Japan Prefectures.

Premium Alcohol Free Beer

プレミアムアルコールフリー Another non-alcohol beer on the Japanese market is Premium Alcohol Free from Sapporo. It’s low on calories only 22 and also on price, costing only 138 yen at my
Japan Prefectures.

Sapporo Kaitakushi Beer Premium

サッポロ 札幌開拓使麦酒 One of the better classic Japanese beer re-releases for the winter season is Sapporo’s Kaitakushi Beer Premium, supposedly a return to the taste of the first beers produced at
Japan Prefectures.

Asahi Style Free

アサヒ スタイルフリー Asahi, one of Japan’s big four beer makers, has joined Kirin in producing a totally alcohol-free beer. The rather oddly named “Style Free” (don’t Japanese advertising companies employ