What you'll do
We'll visit two or three craft beer bars in trendy, offbeat Koenji. We'll sample a flight/set of some great Japanese craft beers at a local pub first, and continue on to more places from there. This experience will give you a taste of the country’s small and independent brewing scene and enable you to visit some craft beer bars away from the regular tourist spots. I'll provide information on the history of craft beer in Japan, the background of Japanese breweries, current beer trends in Japan, and I'll give you recommendations on beers to try. I'll also tell you about Koenji and all it has to offer, including vintage clothing shops, bathhouses, restaurants, live music venues, jam studios, artisan coffee and tea shops, and more. At the end, you’ll see why we Koenji locals really love our town and you'll definitely want to come back again!
One beer flight I will provide the first flight of Japanese craft beer. I will also offer recommendations on places to enjoy…
I was an avid home brewer in Seattle and, after coming to Tokyo 15 years ago, I got deep into the growing craft beer scene. Some of my favorites beers are BIPAs, porters, imperial stouts, saisons, and lambics, but I'll pretty much try any beer once! Both a Japanese and English speaker, I'm also a long-time Koenji local familiar with the craft beer bars, restaurants, shops, live music venues, etc. We locals really love Koenji and enjoy introducing its unique charm and warmth, so you can experience a local night out just like we do. *If a date you want isn't available, message me & it might be!
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Where you'll be
We'll be in West Tokyo’s trendy Koenji district, just 6 minutes by train from Shinjuku, known for its great nightlife and unique culture. Koenji has become a more and more popular area to visit in recent years, yet has still kept its local charm. (If you do a quick Google search for Koenji you'll see why.) I will escort you back to Koenji Station at the end or to one of the many other restaurants, bars, or live houses that the area is famous for.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Additional beers after the first flight and any food will be at your own expense. Koenji is a tightly packed area so you won't be walking too far between locations. Transportation is not included.
Taste craft beers with a Koenji local
$48 per person
$48 per person