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…

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…

It’s the quintessential tipple of Japan. Loved throughout the country and gradually becoming adored all over the world, sake is the drink of the moment. Japan Centre has the greatest selection of sake in the whole of Europe! And we’ve just got hold of some shiny new ones! So how about making your New Year’s celebrations extra special with some stonkingly good sake from Japan Centre?

This is for all you lovely lads taking part in the glorious tradition of Movember this year. At Japan Centre, we want to see if you’ve got the spirit of the samurai in you! Visit our Twitter site, tweet @JapanCentre your best samurai Mo and accompanying warrior face. The winner will receive Thomas Cleary’s ‘Samurai Wisdom,’ the essential book of samurai lessons and warrior culture, as well as a rewarding cup of Gekkeikan sake. Don’t forget to #samuraimo. Need Mo inspiration? Read on.