Drinking Japan (Paperback)

A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments

By Chris Bunting

Tuttle Publishing, 9784805310540, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2011

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

Drinking Japan the first practical Japan travel guide in English, to depict Japan's bars and alcoholic beverages.

Author Chris Bunting goes to tremendous lengths to present Japan's best bars and alcoholic drinks. You will be prepared for your trip with detailed profiles of Japans finest sake, shochu, awamori, beers, wines and Japanese whiskies. This book tells you where to find each one, which brands are best and which to avoid.

A trip to Japan is not complete without experiencing its famous nightlife. From bright lights of Ginza to the quiet street corners of Kyoto. Drinking Japan provides reviews of 122 bars in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Hiroshima extending further afield.

More than 120 of the country's best bars are featured in richly illustrated reviews, with menu tips, directions and language help. If you are drinking in Japan, most likely it is going to be a thrilling night. Japan is home to some of the world's most extraordinary alcoholic beverages as well as the most appealing bar scenes. This book will prepare you and your friends with the tips and tricks you need when navigating through cool Japan bar scenes and nightlife.


About the Author

Chris Bunting has worked in London and Japan for publications including the Asahi Shimbun, Times and Independent. He developed his love of Japanese alcohol while living in Tokyo and is also the co-author of The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks. He currently lives in Yorkshire in the UK.


Praise For Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments

"There are many things to love about Japan, but its exceptional bars and drinking culture are among the things at the top of my list. Anyone with the same yen (heh) for Tokyo-and-beyond bars should check out "Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments." Written by Chris Bunting after a year and a half of research (i.e., drinking his way across Japan) and published by Tuttle in April, the book combines a guide to Japanese spirits with reviews of the bars devoted to them."—Los Angeles Times

"Drinking Japan is filled with a staggering amount of information that includes indexes, maps and language tips. No matter where you find yourself in Japan, thereÆs a good chance that Bunting has sampled libations nearby, and has a few recommendations on the local poison or watering holes, and more probably both."—Metropolis

"Drinking Japan is the first book of its kind, and as such, an invaluable tool for anyone visiting the country. A softcover guidebook similar to those published by Fodor or Frommer, it fits easily in a backpack or travel bag. Extremely detailed reviews of almost 125 bars in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima and other outlying areas are accompanied by full color photographs. Each bar is noted for it's particular specialty including sake, shochu, awamori, beers, wines and single-malt whiskies. Along with all of this information are sections on Japanese drinking culture and maps and directions on how to get where you want to go for the evening."—GoodSpiritsNews.com

"If youÆre unfamiliar with Japan, especially Tokyo (and that seems to be the target audience), Drinking Japan is a great place to start. If you live here, youÆll still find some new gems."—japaneats.tv

"A great tool for drinkers in search of new experiences."—The Nation

"Kampai!" is the Japanese equivalent of "Cheers!" If you're travelling through Tokyo, with its vibrant array of sake, shochu, whisky and cocktail bars, this is one word you'll get to know well. I've been enjoying a new book about this very topic, Drinking Japan by Chris Bunting, a Tokyo-based newspaper journalist; a portion of the book's proceeds are donated to Japan Earthquake Relief."—Reuters