Yokohama is often considered to be the birthplace of domestic beer in Japan. After the port of Yokohama opened, it soon became a thriving community which wanted ready access to beer rather…

Iyaiya Sanbai is an izakaya where you can wine and dine in a relaxing, high-class atmosphere—and it’s directly accessible via Aoyama Itchome Station. The izakaya is supervised by Atsushi Nakahigashi, who studied…

Ryogoku Edo Noren, the shopping and entertainment center packed with restaurants symbolizing Edo culinary culture, is currently hosting an event called the Ryogoku Edo Noren Beer Festival. The festival, which runs every…

Sake production is picking up in Tokyo. That includes the western neighborhood of Sangenjaya, which welcomed new sake brewery and bar Wakaze to the scene July 28. The brewery is led by…

Harajuku’s Kawaii Monster Cafe, home for all things creepy yet cute, is marking its third anniversary this August, and in celebration, it’s holding a special anniversary fair from July 14. From July 14 to…

If you’re walking into Schmatz’s newest location in the Jinnan neighborhood of Shibuya expecting the typical German restaurant experience – dark surroundings, expensive beers, and nothing but sausages – you’re in for…