Beer is hugely popular in Japan. Local brands such as Asahi and Sapporo transformed it from an exotic foreign beverage to something everyone can afford and enjoy. Nama biru, or draft beer, for instance, is just a couple of hundred yen and can be bought in nearly all izakayas and drinking establishments. Beer is now arguably just as popular as sake, if not more so.
Festivals are also massive in Japan, with several celebrations happening at least a few times a month, and summer is full of them! There always seems to be something going on in Tokyo, whether it features the changing of seasons, clothing, flowers, or food! If you are the kind of person who loves to enjoy a beer on a sunny day and you are interested in tucking into some delicious all-you-can-eat offers, check out these two great beer and food-related events happening in Tokyo this summer 2018!
Every year, outside Meiji Shrine’s Outer Garden near Shinanomachi Station, you can enjoy a feast and beer at the summertime Forest Beer Garden. If you would like to go for the huge all-you-can-eat deal, which lasts for two hours, you have to make a reservation on their website. The price is 4,200 yen for men and 3,900 yen for women. If you would prefer not to get the all-you-can-eat deal, you can show up without a reservation and choose from the regular menu.
It is a real treat to eat and drink beer outdoors during this time. You can attend the Forest Beer Garden from May 19 all the way until September 29, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on weekdays and from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM on weekends. The hours are longer during peak season (July 17 to August 31, 2018), from 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM on weekdays and from 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM on weekends.
For a truly special evening out, check out this limited event!
Who doesn’t love a nice cold beer after exercising? From June 15 to October 15, 2018, you can head to Mt. Takao for some delicious food and beer with a view! At 500 meters above sea level, you can enjoy the pretty scenery while tucking into an all-you-can-eat buffet including Japanese, Western, and Chinese dishes, as well as beers, cocktails, and highballs.
You can enjoy the buffet for two hours at 3,800 yen for men and 3,600 yen for women. You can stay longer and extend your time for 500 yen on weekdays and 1,000 yen on weekends and holidays for every additional 30 minutes. Children are also welcome for a non-alcohol option. This unique event provides excellent views of the surrounding nature and Mt. Fuji while you enjoy a drink after a brisk walk! Head to Mt. Takao between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM to enjoy this event!
It is wonderful to be able to enjoy some beer and some good food, especially in summer with the warm evenings! If you love beer and would like to try one of these yummy all-you-can-eat courses, be sure to visit one or both of these exciting events this 2018.