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 …

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Tap & Growler in Shimo-Kitazawa, Tokyo

Tap & Growler Front

Tap & Growler The Bottom Line If you want a place that has lots of beers on tap for you to tick off in your Untappd and don’t mind the price, then Tap & Growler is highly recommended. It’s important to remember that Tap & Growler is primarily a place for you to pick up some beer to takeaway in a growler, …

BeerMa Kanda in Kanda, Tokyo

BeerMa Kanda Front

BeerMa Kanda The Bottom Line BeerMa Kanda – what is it trying to be? The taplist can be found in other places for cheaper but the bottle selection is one of the best in Japan – let alone Tokyo. If you’re going to buy bottles, then BeerMa Kanda is a great place to do that but make sure you take …

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Aeon Liquor Tsunashima in Tsunashima

Aeon Liquors Tsunashima

A small listing today is Aeon Liquor Tsunashima, located about 5 minutes from Tsunashima station, on the Toyoko Line. It follows in the same vein as the Aeon Liquors Jiyugaoka store; however, it’s nowhere near as large or as expansive as that store. There is a mixture of beers on sale, both domestic and imported. Domestic breweries included Far Yeast Brewing Company, Baird Beer, Oh! La! …

Suzukishuhan in Tokyo

Suzukishuhan Front

Suzukishuhan is both a bricks-and-mortar and online Japanese liquor store that has both domestic craft beer in stock, as well as plenty of other Japanese alcohol, such as shochu, sake, and wine. But we’re here for the beer. Suzukishuhan offers up a semi-varied range of beers with beers coming from some of the big craft beer breweries, such as Baird Beer, Minoh …

Setouchi Shunsaikan in Shimbashi, Tokyo

setouchi shunsaikan

The third in our series of satellite shops Setouchi Shunsaikan, based in Shimbashi, just behind Craft Beer Bar iBrew Shimbashi and Shinshu Osake Mura. Despite the name, Setouchi Shunsaikan sells products from the Kagawa and Ehime areas of Japan – which means some Umenishiki Yamakawa and also Kagawa Beer is on sale too. There is also a small cafe next door which sells Kagawa and Ehime …

Liquor Shop Night Owl in Ebisu, Tokyo

Night Owl Ebisu Front

Liquor Shop Night Owl, we’re going to call it Night Owl, in Ebisu offers up something that simply isn’t been doing in Japan that well – if at all! Growlers! For those who don’t know what growler is, it’s a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer. They’re pretty common in countries well people have to …

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Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo

Tanakaya Front

Tanakaya kind of needs no introduction really – it’s one of Tokyo’s oldest liquor shops that is dedicated to beers, wines, and spirits, having opened in 1949. It’s located in the north-western part of the Yamanote line in Mejiro and is really a place everyone should visit at least once – even if you’re not interested in beer. Walking (or …

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, …

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 …