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Museum of Yebisu Beer

Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 4-20-1 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 3-5423-7255
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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A fine place to enjoy the history and do tasting of this beer

This museum is free if self tour, or you can join a group that includes tasting. A very well done presentation of the rich history of this beer company.

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Almaden, California
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New Almaden, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is free if self tour, or you can join a group that includes tasting. A very well done presentation of the rich history of this beer company.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hi we went with the intention of going on the tour, seeing the tour included samples at the end. We had the same issue another reviewer had in, the fact if you do not speak Japanese, you can not go on the tour. Shame they don't offer something like a handheld recording in English with headset that you can play.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Funny my husband never asked about a tour, but where to try samples when we arrived. There is a shop with food and beer available for purchase... was a good tasting.

Thank MRed13
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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.

1 Thank Marcus S
Pearl City, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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 

1 Thank HawaiiAndi
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 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

Thank Molly T
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

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

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."

Thank warren D
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 27 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 

Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Duncan B

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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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