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What to do on a hot Tokyo night? Go to a Beer Garden!

June 24, 2012

With the hot weather settling in one if the lessor known Japanese traditions is going as strong as ever. It’s the beer garden!

The Japanese take on the beer garden concept is pretty simple; lots of beer at great prices with great friends in a friendly atnosphere! With so many places to choose from the competiton is fierce. You and your friends can chillax knowing that the staff will be working hard to make sure you have a great time.

If you are wondering where Tokyo finds space for beer gardens, the answer is on top of buildings such as department stores.

Here are just some of the beer gardens available in the Shinjyuku (新宿)area.

  • さかえやビアガーデン  Sakaeya Beer Garden. 1st May to 30th September . Nearest Station:  Takadanobaba (高田馬場).  Cost 3980 Yen All you can drink plus seafood BBQ.  Map.

Sakaeya Beer Garden

  • UMI (海)  Sakeya and beer garden. 1st June to 30th September. Nearest station Shinjyuku (新宿).  There are various courses from 2000 Yen up to 4980 Yen. Click here for a map and a discount coupon.
  • モディッシュ  新宿三井ビル Modishyu Shinjyuku Mitsu Bld. Nearest station Shinjyuku (新宿). They are particularly proud of their paella and “Hartland” beer. There are also some good views from the top of the Shinjyuku Mitsui Building.  1000, 3000 and 5000 Yen plans are available.  Map.

The Beer Garden at Modishyu

You’ll find that A Tokyo beer garden doesn’t have to be just about beer (not that there’s anything wrong with that !) but you can also get some very decent food at great price.

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