Review excerpt: Takumi Shiraishi owns three lively craft beer pubs across Kyoto, including Beer Pub Takumiya, where he encourages customers to commune over a good pint and plates of locally grown food.

Review excerpt: Jinbocho's Hinomoto Beer Parlor also has a strong emphasis on sake, plus an excellent menu of Japanese food to go with it — just right for an after-work evening of sipping and nibbling.

Review excerpt: In German, schmatz is the word for smacking your lips in pleasure, or giving your grannie a kiss on the cheek. Perfect onomatopoeia for a few fun-filled hours Tokyo's Nakameguro.

Reivew excerpt: Ibrew’s craft beer pub has only been open there for a year, but its no-frills, low-budget approach makes it a perfect fit for commuters.

Review excerpt: Shonan's Gold'n Bub is an compact, easygoing brewpub close to Chigasaki Station that has steadily built up a loyal local following since moving here two years ago from nearby Tsujido.

Review excerpt: Besides the range of beers that includes stout, pale ales, lagers and white beers, Beer Belly has its great food line-up scrawled across a vast blackboard behind the bar.

Review excerpt: The bar snacks at Another8 are classy, ranging from soy-sauce pickles to the addictively munchy home-cooked burdock chips.

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