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Odawara`s Hakone Beer Bar

Welcome to Odawara

Hakone and Odawara have become on of the most popular destinations in Japan for vistitors. There are hot springs, castles, views of the mountain and sea, traditional experiences, and historical sites to explore in the area.
Most visitors to Hakone use Odawara Station as their transit point for their visit to Hakone and the surrounding areas. Just a few hours in Odawara allow you to explore traditional shops, visit the majestic castle, and try the local beer.

January 11:00am~6:00pm (Last Order 5:45pm)

Feb~Dec 11:00am~7:00pm (Last Order 6:45pm)

The Hakone Beer Shop

Opened just this year, the Hakone Beer shop just steps from the station give you a convenient and easy chance o explore the tastes of the area. Hakone Beer is an award winning Japanese brew that has been perfected and refined over the past 20 years. Past acknowledgements have included winning multiple awards at the Japanese Beer Festival, International Beer Cup, Asian Beer Contest, and more.

Award Winning Hakone Beer

There are usually two main beers and seasonal brews on tap at this warm and inviting shop. A golden Pilsner and a rich Ale welcome you, but there are also some woderful seasonal tastes to explore.

In spring, discover the flavors of fresh hops with the Harumeki Pale Ale.
Summer brings the smooth and refreshing tastes of the Ashigara Weizen.
Fall has classic Koyurugi Brown, a rich beer with a malty and sweet aroma.
And winter has the warming roasted malt flavors of Kazamatsuri Stout.

In addition to these seasonal treats, Hakone Beer releases wonderful brews that challenge and entertain our tastebuds. Past creations have included Green Tea, Citrus, Strawberry, and many more.

hakone beer odawara

Local Food and Local Beer

The Hakone Beer shop also has a local food to pair with your exploration of Japanese beer. Takoyaki is a popular Japanese snack consisting of pieces of octopus wrapped in ground fresh fish and grilled. The takoyaki has a different delicious textures and tastes that are popular with locals. The takoyaki can also be topped with different sauces to make your own unique snack. One of Hakone Beer`s reasons for development was that there was a lack of domestic beers brewed to compliment and enhance the deep subtle flavors of Japanese food, washoku. Take the time to visit the beer stand in front of Odawara Station have a wonderful culinary experience during your time in Japan.

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Kamaboko Takoyaki

Takoyaki, or octopus dumplings, is a traditional food most closely associated with Osaka.  It’s a cheap vendor-style treat made from grilled batter with a chunk of boiled-octopus in the middle.  It comes in bite-sized round shapes. It’s an acquired taste, I call it “three textures for the price of one” – a soft outer shell, gooey (boiling hot) batter inside that, with a chewy octopus center.

Suzuhiro has recreated this popular Japanese food, originally Takoyaki is a light meal you’ll find served all over the place from food stands at train stations, tourist spots and festivals all over Japan.  They’re topped with “aonori” (thinly-ground seaweed), “katsuobushi” (dried bonito fish flakes) then one of the following three toppings – mayonnaise & “uista” (worcestershire) sauce, salt, or “ponzu” (a citrus sauce).

Suzuhiro Takoyaki replaces the wheat flour dough, with a rich and tasty surimi (ground white fish meat), high quality fish paste. The redone snack includes the reinvention of the classic topping. Sauce toppings differ with store, but you can have a choice of Japanese Shiso Herb, Olive Oil and Pepper, Local Umeboshi pickled plum, or Aurora Tomato Sauce with your order.

You can find this delicious treat at three locations. Odawara, Asakusa, and Hakone. These tasty treats go great with the local brew, Hakone Beer. Most of these places have Hakone Beer on tap to pair with your takoyaki. Hakone Beer is a local brew that was made to go well with the subtle flavors of Japanese foods. Enjoy the dining experience!

Pro-tip: Suzuhiro Takoyaki can be enjoyed in Odawara, Asakusa, and Hakone…goes great with the award winning beer on tap as well.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]