If you're going to splurge on a beer garden, they don't come any better than this. Sekirei sits on the lawns of the Meiji Kinenkan, sections of which date back to the 19th century, where a predominantly suit-wearing crowd sinks beers and wine while lounging in grand wicker chairs. Classical music performances every evening add to the sense of sophistication – though don't expect to escape with a full wallet at the end of the night. Beer starts at ¥800, and most of the food costs upwards of ¥1,050 for izakaya-sized portions, with additional seating and service charges. But don't let that scare you off: some experiences are worth paying a little extra for, and this is one of them.

Sekirei is open May 26-September 10 in 2014


Meiji Kinenkan, 2-2-23 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shinanomachi Station (Sobu line)

Telephone 03 3746 7723

Open Mon-Fri 5pm-10.30pm (last orders: food 9.30pm, drinks 10pm), August 10-16 from 4pm / (closed Sat-Sun & holidays, except Aug 10-11)


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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