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Discovering Taprooms in Tokyo: The Yona Yona Works Experience

Yona yona beer works taproom kabukicho tokyo

Since its founding in Nagano in 1996, the YOHO brewery has grown steadily and has become a true institution for artisan beer. The quality and originality of its products are certainly one of the reasons for this!

Today we suggest you to visit the various taprooms of the Yona Yona factory, scattered all over Tokyo. Follow the guide :)


Let us start our adventure in the hot district of Tokyo (Shinjuku district), which I have named Kabukicho. This high place of Tokyo night holds as many unlikely encounters as glittering neon lights.

This bar is located only 5 minutes walk from Shinjuku station (JR Yamanote line, east exit). Right next to the Shinjuku Coma Theater.



1-21-7 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

New Max Shinjuku Pavilion, Annex 1F

Here you will find the indispensable range of Yoho breweries like Yona Yona Ale or Suiyoubi no Neko at affordable prices for such an expensive city as Tokyo. A 250ml glass does indeed cost ¥450, son only about chf 4.-

On the dining side, there are all the dishes that go perfectly with good beer: German sausages, roast chicken and fried squid. Enough to recharge your batteries and continue your visit full of energy.


Let us continue our search for foam and bubbles in Shintora-Dori. This avenue, which is supposed to be a main artery during the Olympic Games in 2020 (rather 2021 in view of the Covid..), is located only a few hundred meters from the JR-Ginza line (Shimbashi stop).



4-1-1 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Shintoradori CORE 2F

This bar is not content with just keeping the Aooni and Tokyo Black flowing, but also offers a take-away service that is highly appreciated if you are as rushed and thirsty between appointments as a salaryman!


Less known as Kabukicho, Ebisu's taproom has chosen a quieter area to serve his divine beverages. The first floor of the stylish "Cocospace" building naturally contains all the products that have made Yoho Brewing so successful.



1-8-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Getting there: Take the east exit of JR Ebisu station, walk for a minute and sit down!


With a large area and many tables, this taproom also offers beer tasting courses, so that you don't look silly when people talk to you (in Japanese obviously) about IBU, EBC and ABV :)



3-28-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Humax Pavilion Shinjuku East Exit B1F


After tasting beers (with restraint and moderation, of course) in four Tokyo pubs, the only possible question to ask yourself is: "Are we doing them all or not? This is obviously a rhetorical question, and we recommend a trip to Kichijoji.

Indeed, after the hectic pace of the city's high-speed districts, it is time to recharge your batteries in a green oasis and on European-style terraces. With its large parks and pedestrian areas, Kichijoji will make you feel like Zen with a sip of Sorry Umami!



1-8-10 Kichijojihonmachi, Musashino City, Tokyo

Kichijoji building B1F

To get there, take the subway line JR Chuo/Keio Inokashira. The taproom is only a few minutes' walk from the central north exit of Kichijoji station.


Not far from the very magnetic Akihabara district, Canda's taproom is less oversized than its other facilities. With about twenty seats and a (small) terrace an atmosphere of wood and stone awaits.



1-24-6 Kandasudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

ACN Kandasudamachi Building 1F

5 minutes walk from the north exit of JR Kanda station, opposite exit no. 5 of Ginza Line Kanda station.


Known for its twenty-five hills, ultra-modern buildings and wealthy residents, Akasaka is also a much quieter place than the constant bustle you find elsewhere.

This is the place to stop, take a well-deserved break and order a cool brew!



2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

2nd floor of Tokyu Plaza Akasaka

You can reach the complete thirst quencher by following these few directions: 1 minute walk from the Sotobori Dori exit of Akasaka Mitsuke subway station.


We end our brewery epic with a trip to Aoyama, an extremely fashionable district with Italian designer shops. But that doesn't matter, because if Hermes bags are expensive, Yona Yona beers aren't!

This prestigious address is a taproom with about twenty seats that you can use.



3-18-20 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Matsumoto Building B1F

Getting there: 1 minute walk from exit A4 of Omotesando station of the Tokyo Metro Ginza line / Hanzomon line / Chiyoda line

There you are, you have the tour behind you, you are full and probably a little drunk! But don't worry, we will update this article as soon as a new bar of Yona Yona Works opens its doors...

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