Kitano Ace Ebina in Ebina, Kanagawa 

Kitano Ace Ebina

Kitano Ace Ebina is another (welcome) addition to the chain of upmarket supermarkets that sell craft beer – with the Kitano Ace Sakuragicho branch being nigh on identical to this one in Ebina, so without wanting to rehash that listing too much here we go. Kitano Ace Ebina is located on the ground floor of Lalaport Ebina – a huge …

Aeon Liquors Jiyugaoka in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo 

Aeon Liquors Jiyugaoka Front

I had heard rumours about a bottle shop in Jiyugaoka where it was possible to pick up some domestic, as well as imported, craft beer and while trying to find Alpha Beta Coffee club, I ran across Aeon Liquors Jiyugaoka. Finally! Located a few minutes from Tokyu Jiyugaoka station, Aeon Liquors is an off-shoot of the supermarket of the same name, …

World Liquor in Yokohama, Kanagawa

World Liquor 3

It seems that many department stores now have clued into the popularity of craft beer and are stocking up their liquor stores with it, and World Liquor is no exception. Located in the basement of Takashimaya in Yokohama, World Liquor was sent in by a reader (thanks Taka!) who came across it one day and told us about it. World Liquor mostly stocks …

Chouzaemon

Chouzaemon Logo

It’s been a while since we’ve added some online shops. Not for want of trying but mainly because when you already have some very good online stores, it’s hard to move away but with Chouzaemon, then we’re happy to try something else. Chouzaemon specialises in selling sake and wine, but they also have an extensive online selection of domestic craft beers …

Hokkaido Foodist in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

The second in our series of antenna shops is Hokkaido Foodist, based near the Yaesu exit of Tokyo station. The store opened in 2004 and while NewDays stores may, from time to time, sell regional based products from Hokkaido, such as the awesome Sapporo Classic (one of my favourite beers from the macro companies), Hokkaido Foodist only sells products from …

Mie Terrace in Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Mie Terrace Front

The first of (hopefully) many new (short) articles to come is Mie Terrace, an antenna shop based in Tokyo, that is geared towards promoting and selling products from Mie prefecture. The store opened in October 2013. While NewDays stores may, from time to time, sell regional based products, Mie Terrace only sells products from Mie prefecture. Why is that imporant? …

Mikawaya in Kamakura

Mikawaya Front

A short entry today on Mikawaya, a local sake and craft beer store located just down the road from Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine in Kamakura, Japan. We came across it on travels to Magnetico, which we’re still yet to get to at the time of writing. It was first opened in 1900, and it has been located at the current branch …

Le Petit L’Ouest in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

Le Petit L'Ouest

Le Petit L’Ouest is a shop that we’ve visited before but kind of forgot to do a review of it or post any information, so here we (finally) go. It’s a small little craft beer shop, located about 10 minutes from Shimokitazawa station, with a unifying theme of craft beer and Star Wars. The owners are huge Star Wars fans, …

Shinanoya in Kannai, Yokohama

Shinanoya Kannai

Shinanoya is a chain of small world food and craft beer shops located across Japan though this branch is located in Kannai, Yokohama. It’s a place that I’ve been to a few times now but have never managed to remember where it was for a review. After a mini bar crawl in the area, I stumbled across it again and …

Yamanakaya in Hon-Atsugi, Kanagawa

Yamanakaya Front

Yamanakaya is a small liquor / alcohol store in Hon-Atsugi that I came across while going to interview Mochizuki-san at Atsugi Beer. I have to admit, I wasn’t planning on finding a beer store as my mind was purely focussed on Lambic and trying some of the beers there but this was a diamond in the rough when it comes …