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Day 1 - YYZ to NRT (Toronto to Narita) | Day 2 - National Museum and Ameyoko | Day 3 - Tonkotsu is King | Day 4 - From the Emperor to Harajuku Girls | Day 5 - Department Stores and a Super Meal | Day 6 - Roppongi Hills and Charcoal Grills | Day 7 - Chanko Chanko Man! | Day 8 - Green Car to Kyoto | Day 9 - Slapping Rocks and Kyoto Arcades | Day 10 - Temples, Ramen and the Mega Teriyaki | Day 11 - Osaka | Day 12 - Old as good as New | Day 13 - Panic at Shibuya | Day 14 - The Namesake | Day 15 - The Big Buddha | Day 16 - Last Stop to Shop | Day 17 - Sayonara Japan | Tips from the Trip | Engrish and Other Fun Stuff | Drink Breakdown from Japan

Drink Breakdown from Japan

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to try different beverages. So when I go anywhere, I like to try as many different types of drinks as possible. Here's the breakdown from the Tokyo trip.

Red leaf tea -- tastes like, um, tea
Pocari Sweat -- does not taste like sweat. See photo below.
Calpis and Soda -- weird but strangely good. Calpis (available here in North America as Calpico) is a strange dairy based drink that is often consumed with soda.
Melon Cream Soda -- tastes like Cream Soda...not really detecting the Melon.
Some brown soda from Kirin -- cannot put my finger on the flavor. Mandy says tastes like Candy Soda.
Supli -- some kind of Pocari Sweat wannabe -- not as good.
Sky High Yuzu soft drink -- damn good stuff! See photo below.
"Lifeguard - The Original Bionic Drink" -- okay, tastes like watered down Mountain Dew...which is truly the Original Bionic Drink dammit!
Asahi Mitsuya Cider -- tastes remarkably non-cider-like. Even less taste than the Kirin soda I had yesterday -- tastes like sugar and soda water. Not that it's bad, just meh.
Aquarius -- tastes like Pocari Sweat -- similar to Supli, not as good.
Vitamin Water Yellow - very light taste of lemon -- Mandy liked this one.
Vitamin Water Red - very light taste of cranberry and other berries
Some Aloe and Grape drink - tastes like it sounds (good!)
Some Peach drink -- tastes like peach. Yes. Peach.
Refreshment Drink -- tastes suspiciously like Pocari Sweat -- similar to Supli and Aquarius, not as
good.
Acerola Soda -- claims to have the goodness of Acerola (no idea what Acerola is)
Match - tastes like a very mild Red Bull -- quite good
Yuzu and Melon Chuhai -- Chuhai = good times!
Stal Ramune flavor -- weird milky Ramune flavor
Misterio Grape -- tastes like Muscat Grapes, very good!
Refresh Lemon & Lime - kinda like Sprite, but not quite
Qoo - Tastes like apple.
Ramune -- the famous drink with the marble cap.
Match Clear - Tastes like Match, but it is clear.
Sapporo Citron in a Tall Boy Can -- tastes like Sprite
Georgia Cafe Latte -- tastes damn good, Mandy's other favourite.
Sapporo Ribbon
Sapporo Ribbon
Kirin Lemon
Kirin Lemon
Freestyle
Freestyle
Kirin Lemon
Kirin Lemon
Qoo
Qoo
Chu Hai
Chu Hai
Sky Time Yuzu Drink
Sky Time Yuzu Drink
Ito En Apple
Ito En Apple
CC Lemon
CC Lemon
Kirin Sparkling Lemon
Kirin Sparkling Lemon
Mitsuya Cider and Pocari Sweat
Mitsuya Cider and Pocari Sweat
Melon Cream Soda
Melon Cream Soda