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All You Can Drink Beer For KFC Japan

Yes, you read that headline right. The KFC in the Tokyo area of Takadanobaba is now offering unlimited beer, cocktails and wine starting at the low price of $10! The store last used this deal during 2016 when they ran it during the evenings from 5PM onwards.

The store itself is very close to the Takadanobaba train station while the area itself is frequented by university students from the nearby Waseda University. Normally the deal costs you ¥1, 600 but you get all the drinks you can handle for 90 minutes and all the refills are in the house.

The beers on tap are Edelpeis pilsner from Sapporo and Heartland from Kirin while Suntory contributes Premium Malts Kaoru Ale and Premium Malts. No Asahi but that can be forgiven when these other flavours are on offer.

There’s also a KFC highball called the Colonel High that carries a spicy flavour paired well with the house chicken.

If you’re in the area on a Wednesday night then you’re in luck as after 6PM, the deal kicks in and all you pay is $9. All they ask is that you make a reservation the day before and you’re good to go. If you want more info, here’s the details below:

KFC (Takadanobaba branch) / ケンタッキーフライドチキン(高田馬場店)
Address: Tokyo-to, Shinjuku-ku, Takadanobaba 1-28-10
東京都新宿区高田馬場1-28-10
Open 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Website

Suntory Beer X Shinkansen Collaboration

Yep, time for another Japan collaboration. This time, it’s between alcohol manufacturer Suntory and the high speed rail train, the shinkansen. The collaboration will see twelve special edition cans adorned with artwork featuring different shinkansen with some iconic Japanese landscapes and scenery.

Let’s see a breakdown of the cans below:

L-R: The Hokkaido Shinkansen (“Hayabusa” H5 Series) is accompanied by a night view of Hakodate, one of Japan’s three great night views; the Akita Shinkansen (“Komachi” E6 Series) features Japan’s deepest lake, Lake Tazawa; the Yamagata Shinkansen (“Tsubasa E3 Series) shows off the stunning Ginzan Onsen town; and the Jōetsu Shinkansen (“Max” E4 Series) runs past Mount Hakkai, one of the three great mountains of Echigo, which is the old name for the area of Niigata Prefecture.
L-R: The Hokkaido Shinkansen (“Hayabusa” H5 Series) is accompanied by a night view of Hakodate, one of Japan’s three great night views; the Akita Shinkansen (“Komachi” E6 Series) features Japan’s deepest lake, Lake Tazawa; the Yamagata Shinkansen (“Tsubasa E3 Series) shows off the stunning Ginzan Onsen town; and the Jōetsu Shinkansen (“Max” E4 Series) runs past Mount Hakkai, one of the three great mountains of Echigo, which is the old name for the area of Niigata Prefecture.
L-R: The Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Asama” E2 Series) shows the scenery around Asamayama in Nagano Prefecture; the Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Kagayaki” E7 Series) displays the beauty of Kenroku-en in Ishikawa Prefecture, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan; the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” N700 A Series) runs by world-famous Mount Fuji; and the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” 700 Series) shows Yasaka Pagoda, the last remaining building from Hokanji Temple, and one of the most impressive landmarks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama District.
L-R: The Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Asama” E2 Series) shows the scenery around Asamayama in Nagano Prefecture; the Hokuriku Shinkansen (“Kagayaki” E7 Series) displays the beauty of Kenroku-en in Ishikawa Prefecture, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan; the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” N700 A Series) runs by world-famous Mount Fuji; and the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (“Nozomi”/”Hikari”/”Kodama” 700 Series) shows Yasaka Pagoda, the last remaining building from Hokanji Temple, and one of the most impressive landmarks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama District.
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L-R: The Sanyō Shinkansen (“Hikari Rail Star” 700 Series) is pictured alongside the country’s most spectacular castle, Himeji Castle; the Sanyō Shinkansen (“Kodama” 500 Series) is shown with the famous red torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine; the Sanyō-Kyushu Shinkansen (“Mizuho”/”Sakura” Series N700); and the Kyushu Shinkansen (“Tsubame” Shin-800 Series) can be seen with Nabegataki Falls in the background.
The cans will be of the 350ml variety and will be sold from the 19th of July 2016 in 12 packs so that way you’re ensured of collecting all twelve if that’s your shtick. If you’re looking to import them, you’re in luck as Rakuten will be handling online orders. The cost will be ¥2,892 plus shipping.

Source: Rocket News

Sakura Beer Coming To Japan

Yes, we’ve read about chocolate fries and honey lemon shakes and whole heap of other stuff that makes us envious of the different culinary delights in Japan. But for me, as a beer lover, this next one makes me teary. In a “I wish I was in Japan” kind of way. Coming back to Japan just in time for the Cherry Blossom season is Sakura beer.

The beer is called Sankt Gallen Sakura and is being produced by Sankt Gallen out of the Kanagawa prefecture, the same group responsible for doing the same thing this time last year.

sakura beer

It’s said to contain 5% alcohol and contains flowers from the cherry blossom species of tree known as the yaezakura. It’ll set you back a reasonable ¥463 (alcohol is ridiculously cheap in Japan!) and will hit stores from February 23rd through to early April. Get drinking!