Suzuki Shuhan Kanda in Kanda, Tokyo

Suzuki Shuhan Kanda

Suzuki Shuhan Kanda is a both a bricks and mortar store, as well as an online store that we’ve listed here. This branch in Kanda though has a much heavier focus towards sake, whiskey, and wines; however, there is a semi-decent selection of craft beers in stock too. Like the Minowa branch, Suzuki Shuhan Kanda also has a small drink …

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Nara Maruhoba-kan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Nara Maruhoba-kan Front

If you’ve been following our series on antenna shops in Japan, then it may not come as a surprise that Nara is getting in on the action, with this, the seventh in our series, at Nara Maruhoba-kan. Like others in the series, Nara Maruhoba-kan focuses on products from the Nara region of Japan, located just south east of Osaka. Nara …

Nihonbashi Shimane-kan in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Nihonbashi Shimane-kan

The fifth in our entry of satellite shops / antenna shops is Nihonbashi Shimane-kan- which if you hadn’t guessed is based in Nihonbashi and sells products from Shimane prefecture, which was once voted Japan’s 46th most recognised prefecture – not that great considering Japan has 47 prefectures. What was the 47th? Don’t know to be honest. Nihonbashi Shimane-kan sells lots …

Chiga Beer Store

Chiga Beer Store

Chiga Beer Store is a bricks-and-mortar beer store based in Osaka, Japan, that specialises in both domestic and imported craft beer from around the world. The store came highly recommended to use from a reader (Thanks Phil!) who pointed out that they also have an online store as well, that thankfully, doesn’t use Rakuten. Chiga Beer Store uses the same …

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Hopbuds in Nagoya, Aichi

Hopbuds The Bottom Line Is Hopbuds a bottle shop turned bar, or a bar turned bottle shop? Doesn’t matter as it does both well enough that you should go there for a few beers while you’re in Nagoya. The multi-nationality makeup of Hopbuds means you’ll end up talking with people from different backgrounds, a welcome change in what seemed to …

Used Like New Beer in Nagoya, Aichi

Used Like New Beer Front・ユーズドライクニュービフロント

Used Like New Beer The Bottom Line I’m going to stick my neck out here and say Used Like New Beer should be on your list of places to visit if you go to Nagoya – think of it as the Beach Muffin of the West. It’s quaint and cost atmosphere is enticing and I could have easily stuck around …

Marché Dix Jour in Kannai, Kanagawa

Marché Dix Jour Front

Kannai is well known for its plethora of craft beer bars, though it doesn’t have too many places to actual buy any beers to be drunk out and about in Yokohama or to be taken home. It’s a shame, as there are lots of lovely areas in the vicinity of Kannai to relax and drink in. Moreover, you can also …

TDM 1874 Aoyama in Aoyama, Tokyo

TDM 1874 Aoyama Front・TDM 1874青山フロント

TDM 1874 Aoyama The Bottom Line If you’re in the Aoyama area, and are looking for somewhere to drink, then TDM 1874 Aoyama should be on your list – either for a quick couple of beers, or for a more substantial sessions upstairs. While we didn’t get to sample the food we’ll definitely be popping along another time soon when …

151L / Ichigo Ichie-ru

151L Shop

151L is an online store that specialises in selling both domestic and imported craft beer. It’s name is a pun on the phrase “ichigo ichie” which means “once in a lifetime” but here it refers to “ichigo ichie-ru”, which I guess is something along the lines of “one beer in a lifetime” implying that one beer you’re drinking now is …

Fujikawa Saketen

Fujikawa Saketen Logo

Fujikawa Saketen is both a bricks and mortar store as well as an online store, based in Toyohashi city, in Aichi. Fujikawa Saketen specialises in sake, though they have begun to expand their craft beer range, both from domestic breweries, as well as imports. The online store is the better place to buy beers as visiting the store can get busy …