Being a tourist can be thirsty work, even in the genteel surrounds of Kamakura. Just an hour south of Tokyo, the former samurai capital of Japan offers green hills, sea views, leafy backstreets and no shortage of Buddhist statuary. After a day of temples, rambling through woodlands, inhaling the bracing sea air or just romantic rickshaw rides a deux, the chances are high you will be looking for good local pubs.

There are two breweries within the city limits. Kamakura Beer is a mainstay at tourist restaurants and souvenir stores. Meanwhile, the serious craft beer aficionados champion Yorocco Beer, a newer independent operation producing excellent innovative brews, often in small batches rarely found even in Tokyo.

Where to rehydrate? Here are six of the best local watering holes. All but one are within a couple of minutes’ walk of Kamakura Station, which makes them perfect for a craft beer crawl before jumping on the train home.