Museum of Yebisu Beer

Museum of Yebisu BeerAre you into beer? Want to try out some famous Japanese beer? The Museum of Yebisu Beer (ヱビスビール記念館) is the place for you! The museum features a good number of displays on the history of Yebisu Beer, as well as Japanese beer in general. The Tasting Salon is the highlight here, and the shops features everything from branded beer jugs to beer jelly.

Budget travel tips

  • Head to the Tasting Salon for cheap pints of Yebisu beer for only $400 (about $4). A variety of different flavours are available.
  • No need to do the tour (even if you speak Japanese) as all the info is written on pamphlets and on the walls.


Open: 11:00 to 19:00 (last Yebisu tour at 17:10, tasting salon last order at 18:30)

Closed: Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday) and New Years holiday period.

Cost: Free (guided tour 500 yen)

How to get there

From Shibuya, take the JR Yamanote Line to Ebisu (2 mins, 133 yen)

From Shinjuku, take the JR Yamanote Line to Ebisu (9 mins, 154 yen)

Once at Ebisu station follow the signs to the museum (5 minutes on foot).


Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.