Off The Beaten Track #10

Ohtori Saketen

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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 …

Beer Volta

Beer Volta first came to our attention on Twitter (@beer_volta) when they popped up with some beers from Anglo-Japanese Brewing Company and Shiga Kogen, the former known for being quite hard to find in bottles, considering the size and age of the brewery. Emails were traded, beers were ordered, and then received. Beer Volta is both a bricks-and-mortar store, based …

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, …

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, …


Deguchiya in Nakameguro, Tokyo

Deguchiya Front

It’s not often I leave the bottle shops of Le Collier and Liquors Hasegawa behind for different climes, but I had heard good things about Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. It’s located a ten-minute walk from Naka-Meguro station, perhaps in the wrong direction as it goes away from the Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom and Hatos Bar too, so you’re going a long way to …