The “Beer Garden” season in Japan is one of the most anticipated events by those who love to drink beer with family, friends, and acquaintances. Who would have thought that this event that originated in Germany, became a hit in Japan and was celebrated as a yearly summer tradition?
Some of these beer gatherings are held in gardens, open field, on the rooftop of buildings, hotels, department stores and even on the mountain peaks! This just proves that the Japanese love to gather, have fun and of course, eat BBQ and drink beer while they are it.
So what are you waiting for? Call your friends and visit one of these beer gardens in Tokyo, enjoy awesome food, and drinks and have a memorable experience.
1. Mori No Beer Garden
Mori no Beer Garden is held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien during Mid-May up to Mid-September. It is considered a summer tradition in Tokyo and many avid beer drinkers look forward to this event. Here you can enjoy 2 hours of all-you-can-eat BBQ and other delicious dishes. Hang-out with your friends or drinking buddies, and drink beer until you can’t drink anymore. The venue is nice because it is surrounded by trees and ideal for having a great time.
Address: Jingu Gaien Niko-Niko Park, 14-13, Kasumigaoka cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Website: https://mbg.rkfs.co.jp (Japanese Only)
2. Jinnanken Beer Garden
Jinnanken Beer Garden is all about scenic beer drinking with friends. During summer, Restaurant Jinnanken opens its rooftop, and it is an ideal spot to admire the nightlife of the city. Enjoy delicious BBQ, a few glasses of beer, and a night of fun with friends and acquaintances. The standard menu also includes appetizers, and free-flow drinks including cocktails and wines for everyone.
Address: Navi Shibuya rooftop, 1-20-5 Kanan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041
Website: http://beergarden.jinnanken.com (Japanese Only)
3. Mt. Takao Beer Mount
Mt. Takao Beer Mount is another ideal place to go drinking during summer time. In Japan, people love to hike and climb mountains and Mt. Takao is one of them. Takao Beer Mount only offers all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink menu. Even if you are not an avid mountain hiker, the great selection of food, drinks, company and scenic views will make the trip worth your while. Takao Beer Mount is only available from mid-June to mid-October and not operated during winter.
Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo
Website: http://www.takaotozan.co.jp/beermnt/ (Japanese Only)
4. Ginza Sky Beer Terrace
Ginza Sky Beer Terrace will let you experience what it’s like for beer and French cuisine to come hand in hand. The course menu starts at ¥5,000 which include vegetable stick salad, chicken basket, pork with herbs, and garlic pilaf, etc. Coupled with four kinds of Premium Malts Draft Beer and scenic views of the city. Ginza Sky Beer Terrace is definitely a winner.
Address: 2-10-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.kaikan.co.jp/special/beer/skybeerterrace/index.html (Japanese Only)
5. Rooftop Beergarden at Privado Kuramae
Rooftop Beergarden at Privado Kuramae is pretty impressive in itself. This venue is better suited for private drinking with a few of your friends. It boasts scenic views of the Sumida River and Tokyo Sky Tree. They also have a great selection of food and drinks. Whether you prefer beer, wine, whiskey or cocktails, you will definitely enjoy your stay here.
Address: Mirror 7F, 2-15-5 Kuramae, Taito-ku Tokyo
Website: http://www.privado.jp (Japanese Only)
6. In The Green Beer Gardens in Lumine Ikebukuro
The Green Beer Gardens in Lumine Ikebukuro will open for a limited time from the 28th of April 2018 up to the 30th of September 2018. It is located on the rooftop garden of the 8th and 9th floor of Lumine Ikebukuro. The great thing about this event is that the drinks are not only limited to beers. Fresh fruit juice and fruit drinks will be available for everyone. You can hang around the 3 areas that are designated for the event, namely the Turf Area, Kids Area and the Resort Area.
Address: 1-11-1, Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://ikebukuro-bbq.tokyo/# (Japanese Only)
7. Kagurazaka Rooftop Beer Garden
Kagurazaka Rooftop Beer Garden has enough space for only 20 people. This is also the reason why you need to make your reservation as early as possible. You get to enjoy a great selection of drinks, premium Italian food, and their signature Napolitan Pizza. A great place for a “close and intimate” drinking experience.
Address: Clair Kazurazaka Ⅲ RF, 3-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://kagurazakabeergarden.melissa-inc.jp (Japanese Only)
8. Shinjuku Sky Village Beer Garden
Shinjuku Sky Village Beer Garden can sit up to 200 people. The views are great and the company is even better. The course starts at ¥ 2,500, and you get to enjoy over 20 kinds of drinks including beer.. For ¥ 3,500 you can enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ and drinks. There are other course menus as well, so feel free to check them out as well.
Address: 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://r.gnavi.co.jp/6x3rjrvn0000/ (Japanese Only)
9. Shinjuku Tenkuu Beer Garden
Shinjuku Tenkuu Beer Garden is located on the 7th floor of the Hilton Tokyo Building. Have your fill with delicious dishes accompanied by your favorite beer, wine, cocktails, whiskey, and shochu. You can drop by whenever you feel like it and indulge yourself in the experience.
Address: Dai 2 Toa Kaikan Rooftop, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://r.gnavi.co.jp/b977503/ (Japanese Only)
10. Highball Rooftop Genghis Khan and Highball Garden
The Highball Rooftop Genghis Khan and Highball Garden offer beer and their specially made meat dish called “Jingisukan” (Yes, they named it after Genghis Khan). So what is the difference between here and the other beer gardens? Two words, “Tokyo Tower”. Since you’re going to drink the night away, why not do it in the iconic Tokyo Tower? Take note, in the case of heavy rain and extremely bad weather, the venue will be closed.
Address: 4-2-8, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Data as of July 2018