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Yanaka Beer Hall: Craft Beer In A Traditional Setting

With its bustling Ginza shopping street, veteran shopkeepers, winding backstreets and well-preserved architecture, Yanaka is one of the best places to experience the Tokyo of yesteryear. All over the neighbourhood, you can catch glimpses of Showa-era (1926...

Japanese Craft Beer By The River: Hitachino Brewing Lab, Akihabara

Akihabara can be a frenetic place; whirring arcades, hordes of tax free shoppers, maids spruiking their cafes. Things are loud and cramped and colourful—I guess that’s all part of its charm. But when you’re in need of a break, you’ll no doubt...

All You Can Eat Candy at Tokyo’s Dagashi Bars

When visitors think of old school Japan, they no doubt picture kimono-clad geisha and rickshaws whizzing down cobbled alleys. This definitely has its place in history, but there are so many different eras in Japan’s past. The Showa period, for example, which...

Exploring Local Nightlife at a Japanese Yokocho

For an authentic, down-to-earth Japanese dining experience, head straight for the nearest yokocho, or ‘alleyway’. These narrow streets, crammed with ramshackle izakaya, can be found all over the place and are as atmospheric as they are dingy. They offer a glimpse into...

An Intimate Guide to Kabukicho

Get ready to explore Shinjuku's neon heart with our ultimate guide to Kabukicho. Shinjuku is the modern heart of Tokyo; a place of high street shopping, back alleys filled with whiskey bars and ramen joints, and some of...

Rare and Extreme Japanese Beers on Tap at Beer Boy

Beer lovers have plenty to be happy about in Japan. From cheap cans at every convenience store to a burgeoning craft beer scene, there’s no chance of you ever going thirsty (please drink responsibly!). Though Tokyo has plenty of great bars, we...

Views and Booze at The Peak Lounge and Bar at Park Hyatt

If you only have a limited time in Tokyo, you’ll no doubt be getting creative with your scheduling. For those looking for a view, a drink, some food and a rest...The Peak Bar is the place for you. Located on the 41st...

Where to Eat and Drink on Naoshima: The good, the quirky and the delicious!

I don’t know about you, but I travel with my stomach. I always like to know that there are a few tasty dining options wherever I’m going. And when you’re traveling to an island, which is arranged in multiple districts with somewhat...

Tokyo Craft Beer at Far Yeast Brewing in Shibuya

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Note: the Shibuya location moved to Gotanda to operate as "Far Yeast Tokyo Brewery & Grill" at this location, since late 2020. Craft Beer in Tokyo Asahi, Sapporo and Kirin...

All Shook Up at Osaka’s Elvis-themed Bar USAGI

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It’s easy to let the night get away from you in Osaka; it's a city that works hard and plays even harder. Just take a midnight stroll through Dotonbori and the surrounding alleys to see what I mean; Karaoke blasting out of...

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