From ceremonial teas to strong liquors, Japanese drinks are highly diverse. Whether you’re toasting with a cup of sake at an izakaya or sipping sparkling match a at a tea ceremony, Japanese beverages are steeped in tradition and flavor. Next, we will present some of the most emblematic Japanese restaurant.
Ramune is a lemon soda that is famous for its peculiar glass bottle sealed with a marble. Its flavor is sweet and refreshing, perfect for hot days.
Green tea, or “ocha”, is an essential part of the Japanese diet. There are several varieties, such as Sencha, Bancha, Kukicha, Hojicha and, of course, the famous Matcha .
Ofukucha is a type of green tea consumed during New Year’s celebrations in Japan. Good omen properties are attributed to it and it is traditional to drink it with a little kelp (a kind of seaweed) and edible gold.
Calpis is a refreshing drink with a sweet and slightly acid taste. It is made from fermented milk and can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with water or soda.
Sake is a fermented, rice-based alcoholic drink . Known as “rice wine”, its taste can range from very sweet to very dry.
Sochu is a Japanese distillate that can be made from rice, barley, sweet potatoes, or even brown sugar. It has a strong flavor and is very popular all over Japan.
Hoppy is a non-alcoholic drink that closely resembles beer . It is often mixed with sochu to give it a touch of alcohol.
Awamori is an Okinawan liquor made from long-grain rice. It is a strong drink that can have an alcohol content of up to 60%.
Happoshu is a low malt version of beer . It has a lighter taste and is often cheaper than regular beer.