15 Jun | Eleonora Badellino |No Comments

Umeshu: The Japanese Plum Liqueur

Umeshu is liqueur that derives from the preservation of plums in alcohol (the whole fruit, with their seed still inside) together with sugar. Depending on the alcohol and sugar percentage, you can get different flavors, and preparing it at home is really simple.

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11 Nov | Norma |No Comments

Golden Gai, a Cozy Bar Hopping Experience

There are places in the world that just drag you in, and this is certainly one of them. The first time I visited Golden Gai four years ago, I just couldn’t contain my excitement while looking forward to exploring all the bars in the area. We only walked around talking about how we needed to improve our Japanese skills so we could step foot into one of those amazing establishments one day.

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1 Jun | Nick Colaccino |No Comments

From Kyoto to Hiroshima: Cheers to Beer!

Food and drink are fiercely regional in Japan and beer has played nicely into this. Home to the food and imperial capitals of Osaka and Kyoto, respectively, Kansai boasts a lively and enthusiastic craft scene. A little more to the west lies Hiroshima with its own unique take on beer. Any lover of suds would be remiss not to check out these three craft havens while on holiday in Japan.

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