Izakaya - Dinner Time in Tokyo by Tokyo Fahion - flickr

You can find them throughout Japan, in diminutive rural towns and in the roaring streets of neon glazed cities, from the hinterlands of Hokkaido to the frenzy of Osaka. Izakaya are the pubs of Japan, where comfort food and beverages go hand in hand with convivial atmosphere and inebriated relaxation. Discover the history, the process, the food and the wonders of this magnificent facet of Japanese culture. Join Japan Centre and follow the lanterns…

As we all know only too well, Japanese cuisine is some of the ruddy best on the whole planet. But did you know that there are countless examples of regional specialities all over the country? This year, Japan Centre is bringing the best of Chugoku Region to you lucky kids in the UK! Read on for more info.