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Yona Yona Ale 2009/10/30 00:03
Tokyo 23-ku
can anyone advise if Yona Yona and/or tokyo black are sold at most convenience store in Tokyo city?

i am not refering to pub, but strictly convenience stores.

by leeks (guest)  

.... 2009/10/30 12:04
Once in a while, you can find import beers at convenience stores, but I've yona yona at any. However, it's available at many supermarkets.
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. 2009/10/31 07:42
Natural Lawson (as opposed to the regular Lawson) C-stores were carrying Yona Yona. Tanaka-Ya beer store in Merjio also stock Yona Yona and probably the other beers from Yo-Ho brewing:


If you are in to good beer, Tanaka-Ya is the best place to go in Tokyo, not only do they have some great Japanse micro brews, but also a fantastic range of US craft beers.

I know you said you didn't want bars, but Beer Club Popeye is worth a visit as you will probably find cask-conditioned Yona Yona Ale on sale:


You can find out a lot about good beers in Tokyo here:

by RobBeer rate this post as useful

Yona Yona Ale 2009/10/31 11:56
Thanks RobBeer and ... for the info.

i am actually planning to make a trip to popeye, but wanted cans of yona yona and/tokyo black and bring back for my friends (hope the cans wouldn't blast out as check in luggage though :) )

will also make a trip to ''tower standing bar'' near ginza if there is time.

i will most likely to go the shinjuku outlet for my yona yona (on natural lawsons shop listing on its website, i supposed only those with a ''alcohol'' logo sell yona yona.

once again, thanks for your your help.
by leeks (guest) rate this post as useful

. 2009/10/31 19:38
You should not have a problem with cans (or bottles) in your checked luggage, but it is always worth playing save and put each can or bottle into a plastic bag and, if it is a soft suitcase, pack them away from the walls of the case.

I don't know if you are aware, many other Japanese microbrewers can their beer. Many are pictured here, but a lot of these are no longer in production:


If you can find them, the Oh! La! Ho! beers are very good.

Finally, I forgot to mention in my last post, you can often find canned microbrews in Japanese department stores. Just find the liquor section of the department store's food hall.
by RobBeer rate this post as useful

Yona Yona Ale 2009/11/19 00:49
hi Robeer,

thanks for your tip, i just returned from tokyo. made quite a few trips to popeye and found another good drink there, swanlake brew potter, to add to yona yona ale.

was trying to buy some bottles of that back but tanaka-ya (near mejiro eki, right?) was closed on sunday. so anyone trying to make a trip there, pls take note.
by leeks (guest) rate this post as useful

. 2009/11/19 06:15
Glad you enjoyed Popeye, sounds like you had a good time.
by RobBeer rate this post as useful

Don Quixote 2009/11/21 22:53
I saw some Yona Yona at Don Quixote today.
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