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7 Rules for Karaoke in Japan

If you happen to find yourself in Tokyo, then Shibuya’s a great place to start an evening. So we were there at Starbucks, just Aki and me slamming back steaming black grandes and Hitomi sipping some kind of whipped cream desert marketed to her as a...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Mar 20, 2016

Japan’s a Scam

I was drinking with Sandy in the park recently. It was dark and naturally we were on the swing set. “I’ll just never be happy here,” she said. “Congratulations,” I replied, “you’re finally Japanese. Here, have a chu-hi. It’s got real...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jan 9, 2016

Going to Alcoholics Anonymous in Japan

There’s only two things you need to know about being an alcoholic in Japan. The first is why you’ll become one, and the second is how to cure your pickled ass. Fortunately for you, Ken Seeroi has already been there and back, so you’re cover...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jun 19, 2015

Deutsche Restaurant Expo 2005

ドイツ館I made a return visit for the first time in ages to the Deutsche Kan, a restaurant, cafe and bar in Nagakute in Nagoya which once formed part of the German Pavilion at Aichi Expo 2005.Everything seemed the same; the spacious, wooden inter...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 9, 2014

Hiking Japan : A Survival Guide

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the outdoors—-exploring peaceful forest trails, sleeping under the stars, making fire from sticks. Plus the fact that you can pee basically anywhere. I conquer you, Nature. Take that. So when I moved to Japan, t...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Jul 21, 2014

Is Japan Safe? Not Quite…

The Importance of Knowing What to be Afraid of One of the things I like best about Japan is that it’s so incredibly safe. I mean, sort of. Like, you can stumble half crocked up to the ATM at midnight, take out a couple hundred buck’s worth of yen...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Mar 17, 2014

7 Famous Japanese Hangover Cures Reviewed

Christmas in Japan Christmas in Japan is a really big deal. Across the nation, Christmas trees are brimming with decorations, girls are dressed in sexy Santa outfits, and thousands of sparkling lights convey the warm message that the holidays are fin...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Dec 27, 2013

Taking a Japanese Bus Tour. Rule #1: Beer Helps

So I went on this Japanese bus tour last weekend. I don’t really know why. Apparently Japanese people are wild about the bus for some reason, and so I figured eh, maybe it’d be cool. The whole thing started when my phone rang and The Tanu...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Dec 18, 2013

Taking a Japanese Bus Tour. Rule #1: Beer Helps

So I went on this Japanese bus tour last weekend. I don’t really know why. Apparently Japanese people are wild about the bus for some reason, and so I figured eh, maybe it’d be cool. The whole thing started when my phone rang and The Tanu...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Dec 18, 2013

Seeing Japan by Bus. Well, Beer Helps

So I went on this Japanese bus trip last weekend. I don’t really know why, but I guess because Japanese people love bus trips. It started when my phone rang and The Tanuki was on the other end shouting in rough Japanese, “Found a great bus tr...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Dec 18, 2013

Yamaya Imported Goods

やまやYamaya is a nationwide chain of stores specializing in imported wines, beers and foodstuffs.Yamaya also stocks a range of Japanese craft beers along with its imported brands.Most big cities in Japan will have a Yamada store, visit their webs...
by Japan Visitor on Aug 30, 2013

Japanese Fireworks, Better in Every way but One

Has it already been two weeks?  Jeez, where does the time go?  So yeah, a couple of weekends ago I went to a Japanese fireworks festival.  Seems like only yesterday.  Anyway, suffice to say that watching fireworks in Japan is just like watching f...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 16, 2013

Asahi Brewery Tour Nagoya

Nagoya has two large breweries that offer tours: the Kirin Beer Park in Biwajima and the Asahi Brewery in Shin Moriyama.Thirsty fans of Japanese beer are rewarded with an interesting tour of the facility in Japanese or English (twice a...
by Japan Visitor on Jun 17, 2013

Beer Station Yebisu Garden Place

ビヤステーション If you have enjoyed the two complimentary beers at the Museum of Yebisu Beer in Yebisu Garden Place you may have got a taste, as we did, for further imbibing.Just a short walk away, also in Yebisu Garden Place,...
by Japan Visitor on Apr 2, 2013

Ebisu Station

恵比寿駅Ebisu Station in Tokyo is named after Yebisu Beer, which had a large brewery in this area in the early 20th century. A freight station was built in 1901 to serve the brewery and was called Yebisu Station. In 1906 a passenger station was o...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 17, 2013

Premium Yebisu Joel Robuchon

薫り華やぐヱビスIt is always a pleasure to add to our series of reviews of Japanese beers. Today is the turn of Yebisu's Premium Yebisu Joel Robuchon.I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the slightly chemical first taste on opening...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 15, 2013

Orion Beer

オリオンビールOrion is the signature beer of Okinawa and goes well with Okinawan food. The Orion brewery was set up in 1957 and its main beer Orion Draft Beer has an American-style mild taste with an alcohol content of 5%.Orion also produces a...
by Japan Visitor on Jan 2, 2013

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 pleasure to sample Echigo's India Pale Ale.Niigata-based Echigo, which came into being in 199...
by Japan Visitor on Jul 3, 2012


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