Cool Places in Summer Relaxing outdoors during the summer season

All over Tokyo can find air-conditioned places and catering establishments where you can relax, but also run the risk of catching a cold. A nice and healthier alternative are cafes and restaurants with an outdoor terrace and numerous beer gardens.

Beer gardens are open only during the warm/hot season from late spring to early autumn. Most of them are on the rooftop of buildings in central Tokyo, only a few in residual areas and in the outskirts. There are also a few, nice but rather expensive beer gardens on ground level with many trees and at the seaside.

Most beer gardens offer various brands of bottled beer, some also have pricey craft beers. However, most customers prefer draught beer served in mugs or pitchers, even though it is a bit expensive, sometimes with too much froth, and the beer gets warm quickly.

The food (with some exceptions) is mediocre typical beer hall fair.
Following are some links with more information and photos.

Beer in Japan

Beer in Japan Top Page | A Guide to Japanese Beer | Beer Gardens in Tokyo | Top 5 Beer Gardens in Tokyo | Belgian Beer in Tokyo | Recommended Craft Beers in Japan

Tokyo’s best beer gardens | Time Out Tokyo
25 Apr 2017 … Find your favourite and sip under the sun with our top beer garden picks in Tokyo

5 Trendy Beer Gardens in Tokyo: Summer 2017 – Japan-Wireless …
27 Jun 2017 … To beat the heat in the hot season, how about drinking at a beer garden?

Tokyo Travel: Yebisu Garden Place – Japan Guide

・In summer there are also many festivals in Tokyo and nationwide. Visitors can experience Japanese traditions and enjoy local dishes and beverages.

Crayonhouse – located in central Tokyo with a branch in Osaka – is a pioneer of the organic movement in Japan. Customers can find at the shops under one roof and on the web site a wide range of natural and organic food and non-food products: Certified organic food and beverages, natural cosmetics and textiles, toys and books and much more. The certified organic restaurant in the basement with a terrace welcomes guests for a coffee break and delicious organic food dinner. Every Moday is a meat-free day with a buffet suitable for vegetarian and vegans. Read more.

Organic food and beverages are not yet on the menu of beer gardens. With a growing demand this will probably change.

Outdoor Organic Izakaya

ishes from the buffet together with organic beverages (beer, wine etc. and soft drinks) in a relaxing atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable.

Organic Izakaya Menu