Speaking of summer in Japan is BBQ! There is a beer garden where BBQ can be enjoyed in a calm atmosphere in the best location where the Zojoji temple and the Tokyo Tower are very close. That is the beer garden of the “Garden Islands Beer Restaurant” at Tokyo Prince Hotel.
We Germans are BBQ-lovers. In Summer, you’ll see the smoke of BBQ grills coming out of parks and from balconies in every town. But in Tokyo, it’s actually very easy to enjoy a BBQ because they offer BBQ sets at restaurants where you don’t need to prepare or bring anything so it is very easy and convenient.
Also, the location of this particular beer garden is great! For example, in the afternoon, you could visit Zojoji temple, then go up to the observatory of Tokyo Tower to see the sunset, and then have a BBQ at the Tokyo Prince Hotel Beer Garden with your family and friends!
There are multiple BBQ sets, so you can choose the one that suits your taste. But this is Japan! There are mountains and of course, there is the ocean. In other words, they have sets including seafood. The mixture of beef, pork, crabs, scallops, and squid is typical for Japan.
We had the “Steak & Seafood set” (1 person ¥ 8,000). The set includes an all-you-can-drink plan for 2 hours. If you like beer, you should try the special best draft beer from a famous Japanese beer company. As for this beer, many of my foreign friends call it “the most delicious beer in Japan”, so you should definitely try it and compare it to the beer in your home country.
The BBQ set was very luxurious, with various kinds of sauces and spices. The meat and seafood was also high quality and of course very, very delicious! It’s fun to be able to have your favorite things and eat it at your own pace – there is no need to rush like you’d sometimes feel with course meals. In the immediate vicinity, there are only public facilities and temples, and the beer garden itself is separated from the main building of Tokyo Prince Hotel. It’s a calm place with a lot of green.
Finish off the BBQ with Japanese-style fried noodles!
At the end of a Japanese course meal, you get one last dish which is called “shime“. Usually, it’s rice or noodles. In the case of BBQ, fried noodles, or “yakisoba”, is the best shime you could think of. Grill the leftover meat, add the cabbage and the noodles. Pour the yakisoba sauce over everything, stir, done!
Everything comes to an end. Our bellies were full and we were very satisfied. If you are interested in a high-quality BBQ near some of the greatest sightseeing spots in Tokyo, “Tokyo Prince Hotel Beer Garden” is absolutely recommended! This beer garden has a long history. It took place over 50 times in the past! Can you resist this temptation?
Tokyo Prince Hotel Beer Garden “Mori no naka no Biagaaden”
Location: “Garden Islands Beer Restaurant” in the front garden of Tokyo Prince Hotel
Restaurant HP: http://www.princehotels.com/tokyo/restaurants/garden-islands-beer-restaurant/
Period: Friday, June 8, 2018 – Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 5: 30 PM – 9: 30 PM (last order 9: 00 PM)
※ Reservation accepted by website or telephone
One minute on foot from Toei Subway Mita Line ‘Exit A1’.
A 7-minute walk from Daimon station (A6) on the Toei Asakusa line or Oedo Line.
A 7-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line.
10 minutes on foot from JR Line · Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station.
10 minutes on foot from Kamiyacho Subway Station (Exit 3) on the Hibiya Line Subway.