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May 4, 2010 at 06:56 AM

The Best Museum in Tokyo

Asia, Japan, Museums, Tokyo

Today we made a visit to the Yebisu Beer Museium in Ebisu, Tokyo. The tour is only in Japanese, but if you pay your ¥500 and smile a lot, the tastings are generous and enjoyable. Owned today by the Sopporo Brewing Company, the Yebisu brand is the oldest and most distinguished in Japan, winning the gold medal at the Paris World's Fair in 1900.

John appears to listen dutifully while waiting for his beer.

The museum is rather small, but features a large tasting room where you can inexpensively sample all of the Yebisu offerings. If you elect to join one of the tours, you'll gain additional insights on how to toast, how to pour, how to sit while enjoying a beer and how to hold the glass. Insider tip: be sure to raise your hand after the pouring demo to be handed the just-poured beer.

Instruction on the art of the pour.

Having been to numerous beer and brewery tours around the world, I would pout this in my top 5 thus hardily recommending it. Did I mention the free tastings?




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