Choose Your Own Yukata and Dine at a Beer Garden in Yokohama Marine Tower

06.July.2018 | FOOD / SPOT

Put on your favourite yukata and enjoy the night time scenery of Yokohama at the Yukata Beer Garden coming to Yokohama Marine Tower. It will run from July 6 to September 7.

Beer gardens are a staple of Japanese summer, as are yukata. You can rent out yukata while in Japan, or you may have one already but require assistance putting it on properly. The Yukata Beer Garden aims to eliminate these problems. There, you can choose from over 100 different items of clothing including yukata, obi and geta which will be fitted for you by professionals.

The best part about it is that you get the full set. Once you’ve picked out your yukata you can enjoy a beer garden course at one of four shops. There are also courses that come with a ticket for the Yokohama Marine Tower observatory deck.

All of the yukata items available accommodate for males and females. They stock everything from simple and stylish to colourful and retro.

 

Once you’ve had your yukata fitted, you’re free to enjoy yourself until your dinner reservation time arrives. You can take a stroll in Yamashita Park, feel cool breeze at Oka Koen while gazing at the harbour, walk around China Town or Motomachi Shopping Street and more while wearing your yukata.

Choose a dinner plan you like from either 3 restaurants at Yokohama Marine Tower or one of the 4 beer garden plans at Yamate Jubankan.

THE BUND (Marine Tower 1F): Garden BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

A tempura BBQ beer garden course with all-you-can-eat beef, pork and chicken including beef harami garlic steak. Enjoy a cold beer in an open terrace while feeling that Yokohama breeze!

The Tower Restaurant Yokohama (Marine Tower 4F): Beer Terrace Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

Takes place in an open terrace area that has a sweeping view of the Port of Yokohama. Relax and enjoy Mediterranean cuisine such as the main dish, roast chicken.

Mizumachi Bar (Marine Tower 1F): Black Iberian Pig & Spare Rib Set (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

A traditional bar with a relaxed atmosphere next to Mizumachi-dori Street. Their hearty portions of spare ribs (250g) and cocktails made in collaboration with Crazy Ken Band are hugely popular.

 

Bonus: Comes with ticket to Marine Tower observatory deck.

Yamate Jubankan: BBQ Course (+2-hr 30 min Unlimited Drinks)

This place is perfect if you want a special evening date that’s a little different or if you want to go for a bit of drinking with the girls. Enjoy a BBQ in a garden enveloped in greenery.

 

Restaurant: Yamate Jubankan (10-mins on foot from Marine Tower)

 

Make some summertime memories in Japan dressed in a yukata at a beer garden!

 

■Information

Eraberu Yukata Beer Garden

Running: July 6, 2018 – September 17, 2018
Price: Females ¥12,000 / Males ¥14,000
Contents:
・Pick and choose your own yukata, obi and geta.
・Have them fitted by a professional.
・Choose a beer garden course from one of the four places below.

 

Locations
“THE BUND” (Yokohama Marine Tower 1F)
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm (From 4:00pm on Weekends & National Holidays)

TEL: 045-263-8115
http://bund.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_11.php

The Tower Restaurant Yokohama (Yokohama Marine Tower 4F)
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

TEL: 045-263-8117

http://restaurant.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_10.php

Mizumachi Bar (Yokohama Marine Tower 1F):
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

TEL: 045-263-8116
http://mizumachi.marinetower.jp/news/2018/07/04/post_8.php

Yamate Jubankan (10-mins on foot from Yokohama Marine Tower)
Dinner: 5:00pm-9:00pm

TEL: 045-621-4466
http://www.yamate-jyubankan.yokohama/news/2018/06/23/post.php

*A separate entry fee is required to access the observatory deck floor.
Adults: ¥750 / Children (13-15 years): ¥500 / Children (7-12 years): ¥250 / Children (4-6 years): ¥200 / Children (Under 3-years): Free

However, the Mizumachi Bar beer garden course includes an entry ticket to the observatory deck floor.

 

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  • Feel the Spirit of Japanese Culture With Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s Yukata Plan

    19.June.2019 | FASHION / SPOT

    Japanese museum and hotel Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is currently offering its new “Yukata Plan” until September 30. The plan includes a yukata service, lunch or dinner, and a chance to witness the Hyakudan Kaidan, or ‘100 Step Staircase,’ which was registered by Tokyo Prefecture as a Tangible Cultural Property in 2009 for its exceptional architecture and artistic beauty.

     

    The plan lets guests wear a beautiful and colourful yukata allows them to get a feel for the Japanese spirit. After enjoying a special food course specially prepared by the hotel’s chef, you will head on over to observe the Hyakudan Kaidan, something offered in the hotel’s popular summer plan. Yukata are available for men, women and children, making it perfect for groups, couples and families. What’s more is that you can take home the yukata, obi sash and geta shoes you choose.

    Once you chance into your yukata you can stroll to some of Meguro’s famous spots such as Meguro River as well as Ryūsenji temple and Ōtori-jinja Shrine, both of which are just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

     

    Enjoy a real Japanese time this summer at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo.

  • Top 5 Tokyo Beer Gardens to Cool You Down This Summer

    16.June.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hi, readers! It’s Midori, from MMN’s editorial team.

     

    When thinking about summer, one of the first things that springs to mind are beer gardens! Drinking a cold beer outdoors on a hot summer’s day is a special kind of delicious. More and more beer garden events appear in Japan every year, the vibe and atmosphere is different for each depending on where you are.

     

    Today, I’ve compiled for you 5 must-visit beer gardens in Tokyo for summer 2019.

     

    Heineken Kirin Beer Garden: Enjoy a lamb BBQ at Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel

    This beer garden is being hosted in a BBQ style. Enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-drink course with either a Jingisukan BBQ or oil ponzu fondue as well as a selection of à la carte that go perfectly with the beer on offer. Look out for the lamb BBQ as well, a hugely popular choice every year at the hotel.

     

    ▼Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel – “Heineken Kirin Beer Garden”

    Location: Kichijoji Daiichi Hotel Floor 8F Garden Terrace (Entrance at floor 7F)

    Address: 2-4-14 Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino, Tokyo
    Running: May 24, 2019 – September 1, 2019 (*Closed on Mondays between May 24 – June 30)
    Time: 17:00-21:30 (Last Orders 21:00)

    Website: https://www.hankyu-hotel.com/hotel/dh/kichijojidh/

     

    Honoo Bulgogi vs. Tamashii Hot Pot: Ikebukuro Tobu Beer Garden

    The Tobu Department Store in Ikebukuro is set to serve up its popular bulgogi nabe on the building rooftop. This year also sees the introducing of a new hot pot. Women can also enjoy a discount price on the bulgogi nabe even cheaper than previous years. There is also an happy hour service where all customers can enjoy reduced prices. If you’re looking for affordable prices then look no further!

     

    ▼Honoo Bulgogi vs. Tamashii Hot Pot: Ikebukuro Tobu Beer Garden

    Location: Tobu Department Store Ikebukuro Floor 16F Rooftop

    Address: 1-1-25 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
    Running: April 24, 2019 – September 1, 2019
    Time: 17:00-23:00 (Last orders for à la carte and drinks at 22:00)
    Reservations: Via telephone or online. Reservations must be for 2+ people.

    Website: http://www.tobu-dept.jp/ikebukuro/

     

    Beer Garden With an Unbroken View Of the Sea at InterContinental Yokohama Grand

    InterContinental Yokohama Grand is bringing its hugely popular beer garden Hama Beer back to Yokohama Minato Mirai again this year. Look forward to tucking into some authentic delights at the hotel terrace with a panoramic view of the Yokohama sea. They also serve a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails too. I recommend this one if you’re looking for a romantic, slightly more adult beer garden experience.

     

    ▼InterContinental Yokohama Grand Beer Garden

    Location: InterContinental Yokohama Grand Floor 1F Outdoor Terrace (*Location will change if it rains)

    Address: 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
    Running: June 14, 2019 – September 16, 2019 (*Except on days when there are scheduled events)

    Time: [Mon-Thur] 18:00-21:00 / [Fri-Sun & Hols] 17:00-21:30

    Website: https://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/

     

     

    Machida MODI at Renewed “Sky Beer Garden” With Projection Show

    The Sky Beer Garden atop Machida MODI has reopened after renovations. A projection show is taking place on the building wall as part of the beer garden. On the official homepage, people can also sign up to have a message projected onto the wall. 7 people will be randomly selected per day. This would be perfect as a surprise to that special someone! You can also enjoy the beer garden at a discounted price if you follow them on Instagram.

     

    ▼Sky Beer Garden

    Location: LUGAR HA AMOR
    Address: Machida MODI Rooftop, 6-2-6 Haramachida, Machida, Tokyo
    Running: April 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019

    TEL: 042-812-2580

    Website: https://www.0101.co.jp/723/

     

     

    SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN: Delicious steak and more at Isetan Shinjuku

    At Isetan Shinjuku’s stylish SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN visitors can enjoy steak from Steak NO.1 STEAK THE FIRST. The drinks menu also includes beverages other than beer, so if you’re not a beer person then I definitely recommend this one. It is being held on the rooftop too so you can enjoy dining in the warm late afternoon and evening outdoors in Tokyo.

     

    ▼SKY PARADISE BEER GARDEN

    Location: Isetan Shinjuku Rooftop

    Address: 4-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
    Running: June 12, 2019 – September 16, 2019
    Time: [Mon-Thur] 16:00-22:00 / [Fri-Sun & Hols] 11:30-22:00 (Last Orders – Food 21:00/Drink 21:30)
    TEL: 03-6890-0199 (11:30-20:00)

    Website: https://www.isetan.mistore.jp/shinjuku.html

     

    There are many different unique beer gardens being held this year, so pick the one that suits you most and cool yourself off this summer in Tokyo♡

  • Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Announces RED BRICK BEACH Summer Event

    07.June.2019 | SPOT

    Get your sun lotion and beachwear ready as Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse announces its summer event RED BRICK BEACH which is set to shine from July 27 to August 25.

    RED BRICK BEACH has been taken place since 2011 and this will mark its ninth run. The event started to offer people a resort-like experience while in Yokohama. With the warehouse facing the sea at Minato Mirai, this year’s theme is “private beach” and will maintain that same chilled resort atmosphere. The design of this year’s event was left up to SOLSO, who came up with the theme of “Urban Farming.” SOLSO are professional agricultural producers who managed various establishments as well as weekend-only shops such as SOLSO FARM in Kawasaki and SOLSO PARK in Minami-Aoyama.

     

    Upon entering the event visitors will catch sight of the palm trees which tower over 4 different areas each with their own concepts. In the central area is the white sand sandy beach. Here you can sit under the colourful tents and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. There’s also hammocks as well as wooden decks where food and drinks will be sold.

    Green Curry: ¥1,200 (Tax Included)

    Tuck into an eye-catching green curry packed with fragrant herbs. It’s both refreshing and has a delightfully spicy kick to it.

    Rainbow Frappe: ¥700 (Tax Included)

    If you’re looking to cool down, why not pick up the Rainbow Frappe? This jelly drink is a tower of different flavoured jellies including orange, mint and hibiscus.

     

    Tommy’s Margarita: ¥800 (Tax Included)

    Tommy’s Margarita was conceived in 1990 in San Francisco at the restaurant Tommy’s which was established in 1965.

     

    Food at the event is focused on “tasty and spicy.” Lunch and cafe time will be during the daytime while the evening will see the arrival of bar time. Alcohol will be served along with snacks and finger food during bar time.

    Nighttime events will also run on weekends. Whether you’re there to enjoy the sun during the day or chill with some feel-good music and warm illuminations, you’re sure to enjoy a memorable summertime at RED BRICK BEACH.

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