For lovers of Japanese beer, Sapporo is the holy land! The capital city of the northern island of Hokkaido and the birthplace of the beloved Sapporo Beer, Sapporo is home to Japan’s first beer brewery, only beer museum, and brims with countless mouthwatering attractions for a deep dive into Japanese beer culture.
Don’t miss wonderful views of the Tokyo coastal area from the monorail that runs through Shinagawa. Take a 10-15-minute walk from the aquarium to Ohi Keibajo-mae station to find this unique train.
Seats on the monorail are installed on the center of train, which enables you to enjoy the impressive views of Tokyo coastal area.
In the narrow side streets around Tokyo’s Iidabashi Station, there are numerous bars and eateries for you to choose from. One in particular, Hop-Scotch, is redrawing the traditional boundaries of what a bar offers.
A lot of Japanese bars try to imitate Irish and English pubs, but few manage to truly recreate that spirit. Irish Pub Peter Cole, located near Nishi-Shinjuku-Gochome Station, is the sport for an authentic pub atmosphere where you can drink, eat or catch a football game. The bar takes the art of serving the perfect pint seriously.
Located by the Tennoz Canal, T.Y.HARBOR is the oldest independent brewery in Tokyo. Since 1997, it’s been producing original craft ales, which are only served at affiliated restaurants. The lineup includes Pale Ale, balancing the bitterness of Cascade hops with fruitiness, as well as Amber, Wheat, IPA and Imperial Stout.
Enjoy a summertime beer terrace in the trendy neighborhood between Shibuya and Harajuku at TRUNK(HOTEL). Alongside its regular menu, restaurant TRUNK(KITCHEN) will be offering an assortment of Baird Beers, which uses hops from Numazu, Shizuoka, and other quality Japanese craft beers until the end of August.
Opened in 1995, Dubliners’ is a Tokyo institution. Since opening its doors in Shinjuku, Dubliners’ has established a chain of authentic Irish pubs around town, with locations in Shibuya, Shinagawa, Ikebukuro and Akasaka.
TRUNK is a boutique hotel that recently opened in the Jingumae neighborhood in Shibuya. In keeping with their concept as a “socializing” hotel, the hotel lounge at TRUNK creates a relaxed, open atmosphere in which locals and travelers can come together over some drinks and refreshments.