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Museum of Yebisu Beer

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 4-20-1 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
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+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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Arrived here from the JR Ebisu station then a 7 minute walk (using the moving walkway) to the Yebisu Garden Place (museum is here). There is tour for a fee except the tour is only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HawaiiAndi
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place combined with great beer. I couldn't join the tour because they only have it in Japanese language. However there a cafe where you can enjoy the beer and some food at the of your visit. It's recommended.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived here from the JR Ebisu station then a 7 minute walk (using the moving walkway) to the Yebisu Garden Place (museum is here). There is tour for a fee except the tour is only in Japanese. You may do a self guided tour in the gallery for free. Most of the displays have no English translation; lots of pictorials... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building with a nice layout & design. Personally very much don't like beer but did enjoy reading about the history of the beer and seeing some pictures and models. Nice tasting area for those who like beer (most people who go to a beer museum!). Nice activity

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Thank Molly T
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Simple, small and great museum. Possibility to eat and drink beer. Very nice environment. Great for 1-2 hours visit.

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Thank Tony J
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great little museum beer near Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ebisu Garden Place. You can find memorabilia of Sapporo Beer, a refinery was once right in this site area, and sample great Japanese brew. Please sell me one of those historic "happi coats."

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Thank warren D
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor, and there was no way I was missing it!!! The tour is japanese only, which is a shame, would have liked to completed the tour and it's smaller beer samples... But the placards are in English so it was no problem... I wanted to sample all the beers, but there were 5 and served... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Very well presented and just enough information, tho it would be great if the tour was avaliable in english. The two beers i tried were quite nice.

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Thank Duncan B
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Yebisu Beer is a famous Japanese beer brand. The museum was built based on the historical complex. Visitors can learn more about the history of the brand; its factory and modern brewing technology. If you know Japanese, you can also join the workshop inside the museum.

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Thank May W
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

The visit is only about the history of yebisu beer, you will not learn anything about beer craft. If you want see a good and real beer museum then visit the Kirin Beer Museum. It's much bigger and completely free including beer tasting.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

It is a well laid out and good looking museum tracing the history and promotingYebisu beer.It is on the lower level behind the Mitsukoshi Department Store in the Ebisu Garden place five hundred meters from Ebisu Station (Yamanote Line). It is free although there are paid tours which include beer tastings.

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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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