Hokkaido Sights

Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum (Sapporo Biru-en to Hakubutsukan)

  • Kita 7 Higashi 9 Map It
  • Higashi-ku

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Quaint brick buildings adjacent to a giant shopping mall make up the public face of Sapporo's most famous export. Here you'll find a small museum with signage mostly in Japanese that reveals the development of bottle and label designs and depicts decades of cheesecake shots from advertising posters. Pick up an English-language guide at the counter for explanations of all of the different things on display in the museum. For ¥200, you can taste any of the brews: Black Label is most popular, but the Classic and Kaitoku are only available in Hokkaido. Taste all three for ¥500. Also available are tea and soft drinks for ¥100.

In the evening the cavernous Sapporo Biergarten is filled with serious drinkers tackling the tabe-nomi-hodai (all-you-can-eat-and-drink) feast of lamb barbecue and beer (about ¥4,000 per person). The catch: You have to finish within 100 minutes. To get here, take a 15-minute Sapporo Walk circular bus from the train station. It's a ¥1,000 taxi ride.

Sight Information

Address:

Kita 7 Higashi 9, Sapporo, 065-8633, Japan

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Phone:

011-742–1531-for reservations at Beer Garden

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Museum daily 10:30–6; restaurant daily 11:30–10

Published 12/10/2015

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