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Beer in Japan - Craft Beer Bars in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Sapporo

Beer in Japan - Craft Beer Bars in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Sapporo
  • Publisher: ALAN SCULLY
  • Genre: Travel
  • Released: 9 Feb, 2010
  • Size: 15.5 MB
  • Price: $0.99
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★ Use just ONE of the 8 discount coupons in BIJ and you'll save more than the price of the app!

Visiting Japan, love craft beer, and hate roaming charges? The BIJ app gives OFFLINE access - no WIFI or 3G required - to Beer in Japan's selection of Japan's top craft beer venues, including directions and opening hours. And it includes discount coupons to save your money!

★ Featured in Beer Advocate magazine, Dec 2010
★ Featured on talkcast
★ Featured on CNN GO
★ Featured by Charlie Papazian on

"Saving tourists from generic beer!"

Listings in the app:
★ Tokyo's Best: Popeye, Ushi Tora, The Aldgate, Dry Dock, The Cat & Cask, Baird Nakameguro Taproom, plus Tanakaya (the liquor store with the largest range of craft beer in Japan)
★ Tokyo Extended: Area guides to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Roppongi, and East Tokyo with 20+ more listings
★ Yokohama: Cheers, Pivo, Yokohama Brewery, Craft Beer Bar, Century Break
★ Osaka: Beer Belly and Beer Belly Edobori
★ Nagoya: Keg and Moku Moku
★ Kyoto: Tadg
★ Sapporo: Mugishutei

Discount coupons for:
★ The Aldgate, Shibuya
★ Bamboo, Shinjukugyoenmae
★ Beer Saurus, Ikebukuro
★ Vivo, Ikebukuro
★ Roti, Roppongi
★ Popeye, Ryogoku
★ Tadg, Kyoto
★ Mugishutei, Sapporo

All listings include:
★ Information about the bar
★ Clear written detailed directions from the closest subway or train station
★ Opening hours
★ Info on whether free WIFI is provided (use WIFI on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch for free in some bars)
★ Smoking or non-smoking
★ Website link and contact phone number
★ Twitter links where available

IMPORTANT: NO BARS have paid money to be included in this guide. This is not paid advertorial masquerading as a guide. I buy my own drinks at the bars I go to and I pay for my own travel across Japan. The decision of a bar to offer or not offer a discount coupon did not influence the inclusion of the bar in the application - all listings were written prior to approaching bars. Beer in Japan is not a business - it's a guide written by a craft beer lover in Japan who wants to spread the word about great beer in Japan.

The application does not include all bars listed on the Beer in Japan website - that would be impossible since most of the bars listed on the Beer in Japan website are simply links to the bars own websites, which wouldn't work offline. Instead, this application takes you to the best of Japan's craft beer bars.

If you live in Japan and have 3G access, you can use the Beer in Japan website free at

If you want to find out more about the craft beer scene in Japan, consider following my twitter: @beerinjapan

"There's more to Japanese beer than Superdry"

Bar owners in Japan: If you own a bar in Japan and you don't have craft beer but want to start stocking it, contact me. I can put you in touch with breweries and importers who can supply you with craft beer - I don't charge any fee, I just want to improve craft beer availability in Japan.

What's New in Version 4.6

Added Craft Beer Bar and Goodbeer Faucets.
Updated main images for iPad retina display.


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