Heralding from the city of Kumamoto, KOHRO sake is world renowned for its sublime quality. Japan Centre boss Tak Tokumine claims it is “every sake drinkers last wish before they die” – a definite upgrade from the usual horlicks we reckon. Now we’ve sailed it around the world and are offering it to you lucky blighters here in Blighty. Consider yourself a sake superstar? You NEED to try this…


There would be no Japan Centre or Shoryu without intrepid entrepreneur Tak Tokumine. Heralding from Fukuoka in southern Japan, he came to the UK in the 1970s for love, but his ambition and passion led him to establishing London’s premier Japanese food hall and more recently, the Michelin recommended and unstoppable Shoryu Ramen. We sat down with Tak over a cup of freshly ground matcha tea to find out more about the man behind Japan Centre.

Roll up, roll up to Japan Centre’s 6th Japan Food Festival! From the 11th – 31st of August we will be showcasing regional produce from Kyushu, the southern most of Japan’s four main islands.

Visitors to our Piccadilly store will get a chance to sample a different selection of these delicious foods in free tastings everyday! Plus there are free original tote bags for the first 100 people to spend over £20.