Summer Tradition "Beer Garden" Top 5 in Tokyo

Summer Tradition "Beer Garden" Top 5 in Tokyo

Drinking beer after a hard day's work or on a hot summer day tastes exceptionally good, doesn't it? Japanese people also love beer, and in summer, special eating and drinking areas called "ビアガーデン(beer gardens)" are opened to the public.

A beer garden is an outdoor bar/restaurant where beer is the main attraction. Because they serve beer and other food and beverages outdoors, one of the characteristics of beer gardens is that they are open only for a limited period of time. 

There are various theories about the first beer garden in Japan, but the New Tokyo Osaka Dai-ichi Seimei Building, which opened in 1953, is considered to be the originator of the authentic beer garden.

If you want to enjoy the Japanese summer to the fullest, a beer garden is a must to experience!

We will introduce you to our Top 5 recommended beer gardens.


No. 5  Beer garden with night view 



Period: Monday, 2023/04/17 - Sunday, 2023/10/15
Nearest Station: Roppongi-1 chome Station
Budget: ¥7800

Enjoy American-style premium BBQ combining meat and seafood in an everyday space, where you can experience the openness of BBQ and the stylishness of the city center at the same time. Enjoy BBQ while relaxing on the sofa seats. Various events are held on an irregular basis in the extraordinary rooftop garden. There is also an all-you-can-drink wine bar with a wide variety of wines!



No. 4  "Tenku Terrace Shinjuku,"

a beer garden where you can drink from noon


Period: 06/01/2023 (Thu) - 09/30/2023 (Sat)
Nearest Station: Shinjuku Station
Budget: ¥2500 

One of the largest rooftop beer gardens in the Shinjuku area is now open! It has become very popular for enjoying BBQ regardless of the weather. You can have a fun time with your friends and colleagues at the rooftop beer garden, which offers the largest all-you-can-eat and drink BBQ in the Shinjuku area. They have a wide variety of beers carefully selected from all over the world. It is a dream come true for beer lovers.


a beer garden with a view of Tokyo Tower


Period: Saturday, 07/01/2023 - Thursday, 08/31/2023
Nearest Station: Shinagawa Station
Budget: ¥5000 

This BBQ beer garden is held only in summer at the lush Shinagawa Season Terrace event plaza, just a few minutes' walk from Shinagawa Station. Enjoy craft beer and hearty meat dishes at this secluded spot overlooking Tokyo Tower. This is the perfect place for a girls' night out or a summer party with casual friends!


No. 2 "Mt. Takao Beer Mount"

beer garden at 433 meters above sea level


Period: 06/15/2023 (Thu) - 10/15/2023 (Sun)
Nearest Station: Takaozan guchi Station
Budget: ¥4000


Mt. Takao, a very popular mountain for beginners to experience mountain climbing. Mt. Takao, you can enjoy a beer garden at an altitude of 433 meters in this popular spot! The beer garden seats approximately 500 people and offers a wide variety of beverages and dishes in an extraordinary atmosphere of freedom. Indoor seating is also available.



No. 1  "Hama Beer,"

a beer garden with a view of the sea

Period: 2023/07/06 (Thu) - 2023/08/27 (Sun) 
Venue: Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel 
Station: Minato Mirai Station
Budget: ¥8500


You can enjoy a refreshing summer evening on the open-air terrace with a beer in hand and a view of the Port of Yokohama. This year's theme is "Caribbean/Central and South America," and a buffet-style menu will offer a variety of spicy dishes that are perfect for summer and give you a tropical feeling. The free drink lineup includes standard drinks such as draft beer and highballs, as well as sparkling wine this year. You can enjoy the authentic taste of Cuba with rum and vodka-based cocktails that go well with the dishes. A variety of non-alcoholic beers and soft drinks are also available for those who are not fond of alcohol. The Bayside Terrace, with its breathtaking view, offers a high quality beer garden that can only be enjoyed at a hotel, while feeling the pleasant sea breeze and the comfortable Latin music echoing through the air.


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