As these sunnier times come into focus and the deluge of the mid-June rainy season subsides, we are once again left to ponder how best to enjoy the rather clement weather while it is still here. For many people in Osaka, it comes down to one of 3 choices: the beach, the beer garden or the barbecue.
Stuck in the middle of tourist hotspots such as Tokyo station, Ginza, and Akihabara, it would be easy to overlook Kanda (神田). This part of the town never makes it onto the lists of top ten things to do in Tokyo. Ever heard of it?
Japan has recently experienced a boom in craft beers over the past few years as a result of a law-change that made it easier to produce beer on a smaller scale. Anyway, the title of this article is ‘Japan’s Strangest Beers’, so here is a list of five interesting beers that the country has produced in the last few years – some good, some bad!
It’s that time of year again folks. Time to put your dieting drive and your alcohol abstinence to one side and enjoy a few cold ones with friend again under the hot summer sun. Beer Garden season has returned to Japan once again.
If you want to have a great weekend of skiing or snowboard followed up by some quality beer drinking, I highly recommend you find yourself in the Nagano prefecture of Japan on the 19th and 20th of March. You will definitely want to experience the great time that can be had at the Snow Monkey Beer Live.
It's no secret that Japan likes its beer, and anyone who has visited has surely spent some time with an Asahi Super Dry in an izakaya or a Sapporo Black Label from a 7/11. Drinking beer is something of a national pastime here, whether it's outdoors in the spring for cherry-blossom season, walking around at a festival, or at a 2-hour all-you-can-drink restaurant for end-of-the-year parties.
Amidst the sweat, the almost constant heat and the seemingly endless buzzing of those early morning cicadas, one must do all they can to find some respite. This is where one of Japan’s greatest summer passtimes comes to the fore: The beer garden!
Nestled within the modish enclave of Ebisu Garden Place is a museum any beer enthusiast would wish to visit.