Cocktail Connections: Online Happy Hour in Japan

Join this online experience with a Japan expert with over 20 years experience in Tourism and the Restaurant and Bar business


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We have launched our first virtual experiences here in Japan! This first one is making inspired DIY cocktails while learning about Japanese ingredients and influence in the craft cocktail world!

Join our local expert Lauren. She has 20 years experience in the food and beverage and tourism industries. She will share some fun DIY cocktails and help answer questions you may have about life in Tokyo as well as some of our Arigato Japan hidden gems, tips and tricks in the city, and in making your own delicious cocktails and mocktails at home.

We aim to :


– Enjoy a fun and positive experience
– Share and demonstrate cocktail recipes that are easy to learn and recreate.


We are experts in culinary tourism! These days of course, we cannot have guests on our walking food tours but we are excited to connect and share our stories and knowledge with you right in your own homes. This experience is great for locals living in Japan as well as Japan and Bar fans around the world

On our 1 hour “Cocktail Connections” we will virtually meet, talk, taste and learn together! Everyone who attends the session will also get special info, recipes and resources after the experience.

Online Experience Schedule:


Register for 1500 yen to reserve one of only 10 spaces available for each time slot.
Wednesdays (Japan Time) 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM JST
Fridays (Japan Time) 12:00 PM -13:00 PM JST
Saturday (Japan Time) 21:00 PM- 22:00 PM JST





We are keeping the groups small to create great connections and atmosphere!

We are looking forward to meeting you online and making some delicious memories!

Experience Highlights:

  • Share our stories and hear about you!
  • Create 2 great cocktails together (with ingredients that can be picked up at a supermarket, spirits shop or online in most areas)
  • Learn some bar basics
  • AMA “Ask me anything” format to answer questions about Cocktails, Japan, and Japanese culture and food and travel.

What to bring: 


  • Spoon (bar spoon if you have it but otherwise table spoon will work fine) 
  • Two glasses (one tall water or collins glass, one sparkling wine glass,  a regular wine glass will work as well) 
  • Shaker if you have it. (optional but fun) 



For Both Cocktails:

  • Ice
  • 1 Fresh Lemon 1 Fresh Lime (or bottle lemon or lime juice) 

For Cocktail #1

  • Small bottle of sparkling wine 
  • Sakura (cherry blossom) liquor if you have it  or plum wine or any kind of fruit liqueur
  • St. Germain Liquor OR Cointreau 

For Cocktail #2

  • Dry Gin
  • Genmai tea or other Green Tea (any type, teabag, loose tea etc)
  • Ginger syrup or Ginger Ale or Fresh Ginger 
  • Tonic water or Soda Water
  • fresh mint (optional)

We will be using ZOOM (an online meeting platform) for this experience. After your sign up is confirmed we will send you login details. We will also be making cocktails together and we will send an ingredients list (everything easy to get) in advance of the experience. Any questions you can contact us at

¥1650 / Person

I did an at home virtual experience with Arigato Food Tours. The theme was DIY cocktails and we learned how to make two seasonal cocktails. It was very fun and we learned a lot about cocktails in general! It was a great way to spend time during quarantine and I totally recommend it!



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