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Senior Editor with Tokyo Weekender

Articles by Alec

You may see a lot fewer squat toilets in Japan by 2020, as momentum is building on a push to make “Western style” toilets the norm. According to a story published by…

Staying overnight at a temple is an ideal way to experience Japanese Buddhism. Here’s what you should know about shukubo and a few places where you can do it. Although Japan is…

Sakazuki Brewing is the first crowd-funded brewpub in Japan, having used Makuake (the Japanese version of Kickstarter) to get funding. The styles on tap vary greatly and depend on head brewer Kanayama-san’s feeling at the time of brewing. The food is mostly seafood and meat with the fish-based dishes being of the marinated kind and the meat-based dishes being either grilled or fried. Address: Senjuasahichō 11-10, Adachi-ku Website: https://www.facebook.com/sakaduki/    Tel: 03-5284-9432

YYG Brewery offers up a more formal dining experience than your typical brewpub. The brewery and bar are on the first floor, with a great little outside deck for drinking, and a more formal dining experience on the seventh floor. Address: Ohchu No.1 Building, Yoyogi 2-18-3, Shibuya-ku Website: http://www.yygbrewery.com/    Tel: 03-6276-1221

Address: Nishi-Asakusa 2-2-2, Taito-ku Website: www.beerkobo.com Tel: 03-6231-6554

What started out as a one-man operation in Koenji has grown to a chain of brewpubs along the Chuo line, with the latest in Takadanobaba. The food is Japanese izakaya style, with lots of fried food, such as fries, chicken wings, fish and chips, and sausages as well. They have four locations along the Chuo line at Koenji, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo, and Asagaya, with one location inside the Yamanote line at Takadanobaba. Address: 2 Chome-24-8 Koenjikita, Suginami Website: www.beerkobo.com Tel: 03-5373-5301

Located in Shinagawa’s Tennozu Isle, T.Y. Harbor operates Tokyo’s oldest and largest brewpub and has been in business since 2004. The location boasts impressive views over Tokyo Bay. Address: 2-1-3 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku Website: https://www.tysons.jp/tyharbor/en/    Tel: 03-5479-4555

This year was a time of tumult and triumph, filled with moments of excruciating agony and unsurpassed beauty. Global politics was shaken up in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s inauguration,…