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Food and Drinks in Japan

Japanese cuisine is recognized as the most meticulous international cuisine in the world when it comes to the cooking process. This has also created a refined and healthy diet concept for Japanese cuisine. Natural, original taste is the main focus of Japanese cuisine and its cooking methods are delicate and exquisite. The ingredients selected for Japanese cuisine are mainly fresh seafood and seasonal fresh vegetables. They have the characteristics of light taste, fine processing, bright colors, less grease, etc.

Japan is home to some of the world's best and unique alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Every visitor who travels to Japan will notice a variety of beverages when going out at a restaurant, bar, or when shopping. The Japanese have a variety of non-alcoholic drinks along with alcoholic drinks. From ordinary water and tea to traditional Japanese soda drinks or coffee, and Japanese wine, beer, and whiskey. Japan is known for many types of drinks and there are different types of flavors for some drinks. There are many drinks to try as everything they make is unique to the Japanese. They have unique styled containers when it comes to their drinks also for certain beverages. In the guide about Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, we talk about the most popular non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks with brief information about each popular drink.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you recommend a Japanese beer brand?
    Personally, the Kirin beer is at the top of the list, which has a bitter taste, but the aftertaste is sweet and rich in foam. Bulk Kirin beer in many Japanese restaurants tastes better.
  • Can your tour take me to try the foods in Tokyo?
    Yes, but reserve at least 2-3 days for the tour because some foods are only served in specific restaurant, such as barbecue restaurant or udon restaurant.
  • Can you arrange a tea ceremony experience?
    We can arrange tea ceremony experience in Japan. We generally arrange the experience in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Shizuoka and other places. Depending on your itinerary, you can choose where to attend the tea ceremony performance.
  • What is Japan's national wine?
    Sake can be regarded as the national wine of Japan, with a long history and the most alcoholic drink in Japan. The alcohol percentage is usually around 15 to 16 percent. Because of the high-quality rice and clean water used as the ingredients, the taste is refreshing. It is recommended that you taste it if you are visiting Japan.
  • What is Japanese tea ceremony?
    Japanese tea ceremony or matcha drinking ceremony is the tradition of serving tea after dessert. Japanese has specific rules during the experience, including how to make tea, pour tea, tea room design, and social etiquette between host and the guest. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu, sado, chadou or ocha.
  • Would I try any Japanese food in a group tour?
    If you are in our Japan tour, you will have a chance to try Japanese food. However, for some specific food like udon, you will arrange on your own. Note that meals will be served at common restaurants. If you want to try the best food, you will have to go to top-level restaurants.
  • Can your company arrange a visit to a winery in Japan?
    We can arrange for a visit to Japan's winery for you, where you can visit the oldest wine-making company in Yamanashi Prefecture. Japan's main wine-producing regions are Hokkaido, Yamagata, Niigata, Yamanashi, Nagano, Shiga, Tochigi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, and Miyazaki. Just let us know the time and your preferences.
  • What is the most famous Japanese whiskey?
    Japanese whiskey is now one of the best whiskeys in the world. Japanese people have learned the craft of whiskey manufacturing from the West. After continuous progress and incorporating Japanese cultural genes, the taste of their whiskey is full and tender.
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