Top Picks for BBQs & Beer Gardens in the Kansai Region for 2018

05.May.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

The warm spring is rolling through and bringing us closer to the hot summer, and you know what that means in Japan? Barbeques and beer gardens!

In this article we take a look at some BBQ and beer garden events taking place in the Kansai region this year.


Top Picks for BBQs & Beer Gardens in the Kanto Region for 2018


“Kyoto Tower Beer Garden” – Kyoto
Kyoto Tower Beer Garden is located on the 10th floor rooftop of Kyoto Tower Hotel and recently underwent renovation. At the drink counter, people can make their own Instagram-worthy drinks, and a new chef’s corner has also been built where you can watch the chef prepare food right in from of you.

There’s close to 50 drinks to choose from, and a huge menu spanning cuisine from Japan, the West and China. They also have tents prepared in case of rain or if customers wish to stay out of the hot sun. The beer garden is in perfect view of the Kyoto Tower too, so why not make a trip?



Kyoto Tower Beer Garden
Address: Kyoto Tower 10F, 721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto
Running: April 28, 2018 – September 24, 2018
*Reservations only. Reserve by 12:00 the previous day.
Opening Hours: 12:00-15:00 (Last Orders 14:30)
Price: Adults ¥3,900 / Elementary School Students ¥2,400 / Children (Aged 3+) ¥1,500
TEL: 075-343-9090




“Daimaru Beer Garden Kyoto” – Kyoto
The beer garden as an amusement spot is a summer pastime that has continued for over 100 years and always bustles with happy faces. Daimaru Beer Garden Kyoto brought it back to life last year where it was held on a rooftop, and once again this year, it will be held on the roof of Daimaru Kyoto. It was a hit last year and will be bigger and better this year, returning as a ‘traditional’ style of BBQ. The buffet will also feature obanzai, which is a traditional type of Kyoto cuisine. It’s also open during the day, so it’s a perfect place to stop by during your Kyoto sightseeing.

Full Details:



Daimaru Beer Garden Kyoto
Location: Daimaru Kyoto rooftop
Address: 79 Shijo Street Takakura Nishiiri Tachiurinishimachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Running: May 22, 2018―September 24, 2018
*The event will close if it rains.
*Closed on August 16.
Time: 5pm-10pm (Last Orders 9:30pm)
*Open from 4pm on Weekends & Holidays

Telephone Booking: 075-746-5067
*Phone bookings being taken from 1pm-8pm on May 16. Bookings taken from 11am-8pm from May 17 onwards.

Website Booking:
*Website bookings available on the Daimaru Kyoto homepage from May 9 at 1pm.



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“Riverside Beer Garden 2018: Matsuri BBQ” – Osaka
This BBQ festival is aimed at adults and takes place in a spacious private area. It is currently serving food and drinks themed on Hokkaido and will switch to Kyushu & Okinawa later in August. For the Hokkaido slot, they are offering 3 plans that includes food such as juicy beef and pork, ramen salad which originates in Hokkaido, buttered jacket potatoes from Hokkaido, and more.

For drinks, they recommend yubari king melon sour and haskap berry sour. For the Kyushu & Okinawa slot, look forward to tucking into some tartar chicken which is a famous food of Miyazaki, amongst a range of dishes and ingredients from both Kyushu and Okinawa. For drinks they are also serving sweet potato shochu, strong Okinawa liquor, mango sour and flat lemon sour.



Riverside Beer Garden 2018: Matsuri BBQ
Hokkaido Cuisine: May 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018
Kyushu & Okinawa Cuisine: August 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
*Will close temporarily or fully in case of bad weather or natural disasters.
*The rooftop seats (120 seats) will be open even during rain.
Address: Keihan City Mall Rooftop, 1-1 Tenmabashikyomachi, Chuo, Osaka
Opening Hours: 16:00-22:30 (Last Entry 20:30)
TEL: 06-6450-6640 (Reception 12:00-22:00)





“Beer 300” – Abeno Harukas Beer Garden – Osaka
Abeno Harukas is the tallest skyscraper in Japan. The beer garden on the Harukas 300 observation deck has been held three times, and this year will be the fourth. It has received praise for its tall view atop 300m, as well as its immensely satisfying menu. On this year’s “BBQ Menu” you can tuck into thick-cut beef harami, roast pork shoulder, and spicy piri chicken (which goes perfect with beer), each of which can be matched with a variety of different ingredients. Drinks are self-service, so there’s no obligation to wait around, so you can enjoy the beer garden to its fullest!


Full Details:



Harukas 300
Address: 1-1-43
Abenosuji, Abeno Ward, Osaka
Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00
TEL: 06-6621-0300





“Poolside Beer Garden” – Osaka
The Poolside Beer Garden will open at Senri Hankyu Hotel on June 1. This year, they’re serving freshly made pizza and pasta which you can see made in front of you! The drink’s menu is leveling up to 34 beverages, includes local Hokusetsu sake, and colourful cocktails that remind you for being a resort.

There’ll even be performances like samba to enhance the resort atmosphere. Enjoy this cool, refreshing beer garden by the poolside!



Poolside Beer Garden
Running: June 1, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Address: 2-1 Shinsenri Higashimachi, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka (Senri Hankyu Hotel Poolside)
Opening Hours:
[Monday-Saturday] 17:30-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)
[Sunday & Holidays] 17:30-20:30 (Last Orders 20:00)
Price: Adults ¥4,500 / Children (3+) ¥2,000
TEL: 06-6871-2416



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“Sorairo Kitchen in Tenshiba: Terrace BBQ Beer Garden” – Osaka
‘Sorairo Kitchen in Tenshiba’ is a casual Italian restaurant where they have open a BBQ beer garden on the terrace, which looks out onto the lawn.

The roast beef shoulder, thick cut roast pork and organic vegetables with the BBQ can come with rotisserie chicken cooked on the terrace or an all-you-can-eat buffet!



Sorairo Kitchen in Tenshiba
Address: Tenshiba Entrance Sequare, 住所:5-55 Chausuyamacho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Food Last Orders 22:00 / Drinks Last Orders 22:30)
*Lunch menu available until 16:00
No Fixed Holidays.
TEL: 050-5286-3794



Are you hungry yet? Make sure to try a Japanese BBQ and beer garden during your trip this summer and make some nice memories!


Top Picks for BBQs & Beer Gardens in the Kanto Region for 2018