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10 Best Japanese Drinks

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Here are 10 of the best Japanese beverages.

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10. Sake

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Sake may be Japan’s most well-known drink. It’s the national beverage of Japan and is made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran.

Sake may be Japan’s most well-known drink. It’s the national beverage of Japan and is made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran.

9. Shochu

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Shochu is an alcohol made usually from barley, buckwheat or sweet potatoes. You can drink it cold on ice, mix it with fruit juices or enjoy it hot. Shochu is produced mostly in southern Japan.

Shochu is an alcohol made usually from barley, buckwheat or sweet potatoes. You can drink it cold on ice, mix it with fruit juices or enjoy it hot. Shochu is produced mostly in southern Japan.

8. Pocari Sweat

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Pocari Sweat is a non-carbonated soft drink. It was created by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Corporation as a sort of sports drink. The drink is a bit sweet and has a grapefruit aftertaste to it.

Pocari Sweat is a non-carbonated soft drink. It was created by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Corporation as a sort of sports drink. The drink is a bit sweet and has a grapefruit aftertaste to it.

7. Japanese Beer

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No matter where in the world you are, beer is always a popular drink, and that’s true in Japan as well. There are four major Japanese breweries: Suntory Malts, Sapporo Black Label, Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Ichiban Shibori.

No matter where in the world you are, beer is always a popular drink, and that’s true in Japan as well. There are four major Japanese breweries: Suntory Malts, Sapporo Black Label, Asahi Super Dry and Kirin Ichiban Shibori.

6. Ryokucha

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Ryokucha is green tea. Green tea has been one of Japan’s most popular drinks for centuries.

Ryokucha is green tea. Green tea has been one of Japan’s most popular drinks for centuries.

5. Matcha Latte

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Matcha latte is a very popular drink in Japanese coffee shops. The non-alcoholic drink consists of milk with matcha green powder tea mixed in. You can drink matcha latte cold or hot.

Matcha latte is a very popular drink in Japanese coffee shops. The non-alcoholic drink consists of milk with matcha green powder tea mixed in. You can drink matcha latte cold or hot.

4. Umeshu Plum Wine

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Umeshu plum wine is a Japanese liqueur. It’s usually made from a base alcohol like sake and Japanese plums. There are hundreds of varieties of plum wine, and the alcohol has a very sweet taste.

Umeshu plum wine is a Japanese liqueur. It’s usually made from a base alcohol like sake and Japanese plums. There are hundreds of varieties of plum wine, and the alcohol has a very sweet taste.

3. Hoppy

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Hoppy is a a non-alcoholic beer flavored drink, so it’s the Japanese version of O’Douls basically. It’s very popular in Japan to mix Hoppy with shochu.

Hoppy is a a non-alcoholic beer flavored drink, so it’s the Japanese version of O’Douls basically. It’s very popular in Japan to mix Hoppy with shochu.

2. Yakult

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Yakult is a healthy probiotic drink made from fermenting milk with a strain of bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota. You can get Yakult in a variety of flavors, and it’s sold in over 30 other countries.

Yakult is a healthy probiotic drink made from fermenting milk with a strain of bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota. You can get Yakult in a variety of flavors, and it’s sold in over 30 other countries.

1. Japanese Whiskey

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Japan is the world’s second largest producer of single malt whiskeys. The country has a multitude of distilleries producing high quality whiskeys such as Yamazaki and Nikka.

Japan is the world’s second largest producer of single malt whiskeys. The country has a multitude of distilleries producing high quality whiskeys such as Yamazaki and Nikka.

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