Beer Gardens ARE Summer in Japan! Like Obon, fireworks, and mosquitos, beer gardens, from the German “Biergarten,” are an institution in Japan. Always hot and humid, even at night, summer in Japan seems custom made for enjoying cold beer, and the Japanese are inventive in their search for more scenic and interesting locations at which to drink it. A Beer Garden is an outdoor area in which beer and food are served; often on the roofs of department stores and hotels throughout Japan.
There are way too many varieties of Beer Garden to list. Some offer premium food and drinks in high end locations, some offer a more bulk experience featuring fried food at its worst and “all-you-can-drink” budget-friendly options. The best locations for me offer yakiniku on a rooftop, but perhaps you might prefer Korean food? Its there somewhere!
If you have not made it to one this year, or just want to make it again, we have a list of beer gardens in Tokyo that are open into September. The websites are mostly in Japanese.
Beer Gardens in Tokyo open into September
(until Sept 30)
Located in Shinjuku LUMINE EST roof
Located 1 min walk from Akasakamitsuke Station ( Marunouchi Line )
Located 1 min walk from Akasakamitsuke Station (Subway Marunouchi Line)
(until Sept 23)
Located 4 min walk to Roppongi Station (Subway Hibiya Line)
Open until Sep. 23nd
Located 5 min walk from Harajuku Station (JR Yamanote Line)
(Unitl Sep 19th)
Located in the roof of Shibuya Tokyu Department.
Located 5 min walk from Shibuya Station (JR Lines, Subway Ginza/Hanzomon Lines)
Located 2 min walk from Toranomon Station (Subway Ginza Line)
Closing before September
(until Aug 31)
Located 3 min walk from Roppongi Station (Subway Hibiya Line)
Located on the roof of Ginza Matsuya Department.
Walking distance from Ginza 1-chome Station, Ginza Station