Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments by Chris BuntingDrinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments by Chris Bunting

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

byChris Bunting

Paperback | April 20, 2011

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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.
Chris Bunting is a Tokyo-based journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including the London Times and the Independent . He currently works for a leading Japanese daily newspaper.
Title:Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking EstablishmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.63 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great guide to Japan's great booze Though a few years old now Drinking Japan: A Guide to Japan's Best Drinks and Drinking Establishments is a hand dandy guide to alcoholic beverages in Japan. More than just a guide to sake bars, whisky bars, and great craft brewers, it's a great introduction to Japan's native and adopted alcohols and their history. What I appreciated the most was it does not begin and end with the big two - whisky and sake. Instead it cover everything - beer, wine, shochu, and awamori each get their own sections as well. Each comes with a history, some explanation, and then a guide to the best places - circa 2011 - to try the tipples. Bunting really does prove his point that Japan is a drinker's paradise - based on the amazing Japanese products available and they world-leading bars that bring together the best offerings from across the globe. And one tip - don't skip the bar descriptions even if you have no plans to visit. There are lots of nuggets of information in each and every profile - so they are worth reading. The style of the book is delightful and that makes each and every chapter is easily drinkable.
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Editorial Reviews

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, there's 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 you're 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, you'll still find some new gems." - japaneats.tv blog"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 "