Eat & Drink

9 Japanese Drinks You Need To Try

Japan not only boasts of sublime dishes and snacks. It also has a wide array of great-tasting drinks of the non-alcoholic and the alcoholic kinds. And here are just some of them.

1. Amazake
Amazake
Amazake is a traditional Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented rice. This rich and sweet drink is often served warm.

2. Beer
Beer
Japan is home to great tasting beers from top makers like Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, and Suntory and craft beer brewers across the country. Some of the must-try beers include the Sapporo Yebisu Beer, Sapporo Nama Beer Black Label, Kirin Ichiban Shibori, Suntory The Premium Malt’s, and Asahi Super Dry among others.

3. Canned coffee
Canned coffee
Japan’s vending machines are a veritable treasure trove of delicious beverages and alcoholic drinks. The canned coffees are absolute must-try. With a wide array of options to choose from, Japanese canned coffees do not disappoint.

4. Genmaicha
Genmaicha
With its many offerings, Japan is a green tea lovers’ haven. Genmaicha is just one of the many options available. This drink is made from green tea leaves and roasted brown rice.

5. Matcha
Matcha
If there is one drink you really need to try in Japan, it would be this. Matcha is green tea powder often used in Japanese tea ceremony.

6. Ryokucha
Ryokucha
Ryokucha refers to the steamed green tea leaves commonly served in many Japanese food establishments.

7. Sakura Tea
Sakura Tea
As the name suggests, sakura tea is made from edible sakura or cherry blossoms.

8. Sobacha
Made from roasted buckwheat, sobacha is a refreshing drink with a delicious flavor.

9. Umeshu
umeshu
Umeshu or Japanese plum wine is a drink with a sweet and sour flavor. It is made using ingredients that include unripened ume, shochu, and sugar.