As the weather gets balmy, many of us in the IT community go on the hunt to quench our thirst with a drink at a microbrew festival, Oktoberfest, or local matsuri.
Here are the top 5 places to find other IT professionals dealing with the heat by getting delicious refreshments.
5. Meguro Sanma Matsuri (Japanese Only)
Date: September 8th (Early September every year)
Time: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Meguro street (On the opposite side from Tanjō Hachiman Shrine)
Address: 2 Chome-13-36 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Date: September 14th - 16th
Place: Osanbashi Hall at Yokohama Port
Started: Since 2006
*9,500 beer enthusiasts are expected this year.
3. Nakameguro Summer Matsuri (Japanese Only)
Date: August 3rd (1st Day)
August 4th (2nd day)
2. ARK HILLS SOUTH TOWER ROOFTOP LOUNGE BBQ BEER GARDEN (Japanese Only)
Date: April 22nd - October 14th
Address: ARK HILLS SOUTH TOWER ROOFTOP Skypark, 1–4–5, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 1 min walk from Roppongi-itchome Station (Tokyo Metro Namboku Line)
Hours: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
12:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Saturday)
12:00 pm – 10 pm (Sunday & Holidays)
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Monday-Friday)
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Saturday)
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Sunday & Holidays)
Budget: 5,000 – 10,000 JPY
If you’re looking for any, or all of the below, this is your spot!
Date: July 12th – September 7th
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Entrance closes at 9:00 pm)
- For hotel guests: ¥2,000 per adult / ¥1,000 per child
- Other guests: ¥10,000 per adult / ¥8,000 per child
(Weekends, Holidays and August 10th - August 15th)
- For hotel guests: ¥2,000 per adult/¥1,000 per child
- Other guests: ¥12,000 per adult/¥10,000 per child
* The NIGHT POOL shall close every Sunday.
(The NIGHT POOL shall be open on August 11th and 18th).
* Guests who have already entered the pool prior to 6:00 pm may continue to use it.
Summers in Japan are quite muggy, and sometimes finding the motivation to get out there can be a struggle. Hopefully these ideas will inspire you to get out there and find some cooling refreshments to help you beat the heat!