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Museum of Yebisu Beer

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Address: 4-20-1 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-5423-7255
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A free short tour explains the historic beer-making process and showcases...

A free short tour explains the historic beer-making process and showcases vintage advertisements. Samples are available for purchase after the tour at rock bottom rates--only ¥500 for four.

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Good for the locals, not for the Czechs

If you are from a beer kingdom (Czech Republic), you enjoy the exhibition but not the quality of beer. Nevertheless, it is worth to see how the Japanese foster the beer culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vit V
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a nice way to finish a long day in Shibuya... I planned to fit this place into my itinerary while in Tokyo and finally managed to do it on the last day. Was it worth it? Without a doubt. The Museum included exhibition hall devoted to history and heritage of the brand in Japan & Beer Saloon where one... More 

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are from a beer kingdom (Czech Republic), you enjoy the exhibition but not the quality of beer. Nevertheless, it is worth to see how the Japanese foster the beer culture.

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Thank Vit V
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small but interesting. Tours are in Japanese only, but there are signs and information in English. You probably only need half an hour unless you plan to try a few beers. When you're ready for the tasting, you need to buy a coin from the vending machine located before the bar. A coin costs 400 yen which... More 

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Mackay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find. We went there with no prior arrangements. When we got there the tours on offer were only in Japanese. They were free tho. So we just wandered through the museum gallery. Then for some tasting we went to their restaurant and shared 3 different beers. All of which were really nice but on empty stomachs, kicked like... More 

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Thank Megastrike
tokyo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum houses some interesting memorabilia related to the Yebisu brewery, which was once the area that Ebisu Garden Place is today, a very trendy spot to visit including the Yebisu beer "garden." The museum has some beautiful old "happy coats." I wanted to buy a replica but they were not on sale. You can also taste the best of... More 

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San Francisco,CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The short tour is in Japanese buts its understood easily enough. Most fun is visiting the Beer Salon and tasting all of the varieties of beer on tap. The shop is interesting as well, and sells branded glassware at very reasonable prices. The whole token system at the Beer Salon is a bit unusual, but straightforward. The museum itself is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

make sure to make a reservation if possible. the restaurant serves a collection of the beers at a very reasonable price

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Good insight into Japan's approach to brewing beer. At the end of the tour you get to visit the drinking area. You select your drink choice from a machine and give your token in at the bar. I chose a selection of four differant ales. All nice.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Was expecting something more grand, but this did well. Just a short tour around some pics and info, then a bit of tasting after. Ending up picking up some glasses and beers from the shop. Go if you're in the area, but maybe don't make it a destination.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

As others have pointed out, the museum is extremely small, so my rating might be more of a beer review than tourist destination. But I really was not impressed. It's ¥400 for a pour (maybe 330mL, though that's an estimate), and I got their amber, and schwarzbier, mainly because I'm tired of every other Asian beer that looks and tastes... More 

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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