Beer, maccha (green tea) and Japanese desserts! Five recommended spots where you can eat or drink for free.

23.November.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD / Uncategorized

There are many spots in Tokyo where you can enjoy without spending any money.

In this article, I will introduce to you some spots where you can eat or drink for free.


Beer-lovers should visit this place! “SUNTORY Beer Factory” (Musashino)

You can observe the operations of this factory which was built in 1963. To everyone’s surprise, three cups of Premium Malt’s will be served per person! (snacks will also be offered).

It will for sure be an exciting tour for beer-lovers. You can also learn about the best way of poring beer into a cup.


SUNTORY <Tennensui no Beer Factory> Musashino Brewery, Tokyo

Address: 〒183-8533 3-1, Yazakicho, Fuchushi, Tokyo

Business hours: 9:30~17:00

Holiday: Year’s end and New Year’s holidays / when the factory is closed (the factory closes temporary sometimes)





Let’s drink teas and eat desserts/snacks on an open terrace. “Komyo Temple Open Terrace” (Kamiyacho)



You can enjoy a cup of tea and desserts/snacks on the open terrace of the temple.

There are about ten kinds of desserts such as warabimochi (bracken-starch rice cake) and you must make a reservation before visiting the temple since the plan is very popular. This terrace is can be used because the monk of the temple wanted everybody to enjoy the atmosphere of the temple.



Komyo Temple – open terrace

Address: Komyoji, 25-1, 3rd street, Toranomon, Minatoku, Tokyo

Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (the temple is opened throughout the year)

Fixed holiday: Saturday, Sunday, holidays

Access: 1 minute on foot from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Kamiyacho Station




Let’s eat a giant gyoza (dumpling) (2.5kg) for free!  Kagurazaka Hanten (Kagurazaka)


“Jumbo Gyoza” is a menu item with about 100 pieces-worth of dumplings stuffed inside one gyoza skin. The menu itme is so big that they cannot make usual dumplings while making this giant gyoza.

You don’t have to pay for this gyoza if you can eat it within an hour and they will give you a bottle of Chinese alcohol as a present!


Kagurazaka Hanten

Address: 〒1620825, 1-14, Kagurazaka, Shinjukuku, Tokyo

Business hours: Monday to Friday 11:00 to 23:00 / Saturday and holidays 11:00 to 22:00

Fixed holiday: Sunday

Access: 2 minutes on foot from JR Chuo Line Idabashi Station West Exit


*Since it takes so long to make a jumbo gyoza, you will have to make a reservation 3 days before you take this challenge. Also, you will have to pay for the 100 gyozas before you take the challenge.




Lean how to make delicious cheese “Morinaga Nyugyu Tokyo Tama Factory” (Tama)


An observation tour of Morinaga Nyugyu where products such as milk and fruit juices are processed. You can observe the process of operation from the observation path while listening to an explanation. An experience course (option) where you can make cheese is also available. Please make a reservation 5 days before than the date that you want to visit the factory.



Morinaga Nyugyu Tokyo Tama Factory

Address: 〒207-0021, 4-515, Tateno, Yamatoshi, Tokyo

Business hours: 1st roll 10:00 to 11:30 / second roll 13:00 to 14:30 ※90 minutes

Fixed holiday: Saturday, Sunday, year’s end and New Year’s holidays

Access: 7 minutes on foot from Tama Monorail Sakura Kaido Station




You can enjoy many kinds of food from different areas. “Yoyogi Park” (Harajuku)


Many different kinds of events are held every weekend and many people gather at food events which can be entered for free. Please refer to their websites RE detailed information.



Yoyogi Park

Address: 〒151-0052, 2-1, Kamizonocho, Yoyogi, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute on foot from JR Yamanote Line, Harajuku Station, Takeshita Ticket Collector


How did you like our introduction to places where you can enjoy yourself without spending any money? Isn’t it amazing that there are so many spots like this?