Dedicated to Brew: Sapporo Beer Museum

Guide to Japan Travel Food and Drink

Sapporo in Hokkaidō is home to Japan’s only museum of beer—called, appropriately enough, the Sapporo Beer Museum. It is located in an impressive brick building that was constructed in 1890 and served as a brewery from 1905 to 1965. After viewing the exhibits, which offer glimpses of beer’s history in Japan since its introduction in the latter part of the nineteenth century, visitors can sample various brews in the beer-tasting room. The museum is a popular attraction for adult tourists. Next door is the Sapporo Beer Garden, where drinkers and diners can choose among five restaurants.

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Sapporo Television Broadcasting.)

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