3 Japanese Local Cola Drinks You Should Try

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are the world’s two major, best-recognized cola brands, but other than these, unique cola drinks can be seen in each country.

In Japan, too, various kinds of cola beverages are available. Especially in some local areas, you can find bottled cola not seen in other places at souvenir shops.

Nowadays, thanks to the development of the Internet, it is easy to get those regional products even if you don’t go to the places where they originate.

3 Unique Local Cola Brands in Japan

Thus, today, let me introduce three unique local cola brands bought on Amazon Japan from Kobe, Shizuoka, and Hiroshima Prefectures. They are all popular and widely known in Japan.

Las Cola of the Kobe Foreign Settlement

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Las Cola (of the Kobe Foreign Settlement) is a Japanese cola brand created after the image of California’s bright glaring sunlight.

The beverage is known for its inexpensiveness and tastes pretty good. It is not too sweet with a pleasantly refreshing taste.

Las Cola is one of Japan’s best local cola drinks and is available in supermarkets around the country and online.

Shizuoka Green Tea Cola

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Shizuoka Green Tea Cola is one of Japan’s most famous local cola drinks with a unique green tea flavor.

In fact, the beverage has been highly praised many times on TV and in magazines.

Green tea is a specialty of Shizuoka (the prefecture is Japan’s largest producer of green tea leaves), and this drink is a fusion created by combining that and cola.

Hiroshima Cola 

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Hiroshima Cola is a local cola drink featuring the fruit juice of the Hassaku (ハッサク) orange harvested in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Hassaku is a cultivar of orange that originated in Hiroshima, and this beverage features a subtle flavor of that citrus with a strong fizz.

As the taste is yummy and the brand logo is stylish, Hiroshima Cola has become a popular souvenir favored by tourists.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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