[Photogenic] Enjoy BBQ Without Fuss! Great for Social Media Pictures! A Summer Must!

When you say BBQ, you think summer! When the weather turns hot, haven't you suddenly felt the urge to enjoy some barbecue? Even if you're a foreign traveler who came to sight see, don't worry! You don't need to bring your own equipment or meat, and you don't even need to clean up after yourself! These are BBQ spaces around Tokyo that you can visit without prep. Plus, they're all really photogenic spots quite popular with female college students. You should check them out!

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Barbecues are fun but are a lot of work to prepare. You need money to get all of the equipment, and gathering all the food is a large task. However, in recent years, many facilities where you can easily enjoy barbecuing in the city have been steadily increasing. If you decide you suddenly want to barbecue, here are some places where you can enjoy genuine BBQ without needing a lot of prep! A lot of them are also photogenic, so it's perfect for your social media accounts. Please fully enjoy your barbecue by eating a lot and taking a ton of photos!

1. Wild Bunch BBQ Base [Kashiwa] 

Wild Bunch BBQ Base is a little outside of the city, but it's an airy location surrounded by nature. It has a roof, so you can enjoy barbecuing even in rainy weather. Reservations are limited to groups of 4 or more, and have a time limit of 2 hours. You can bring food and drinks other than what's available on the BBQ menu! (*If you choose to bring in outside food or drinks, you must inform them at time of reservation.) They're only open on weekends and holidays, so please be aware. (*For a weekday BBQ, they can accept groups of 21 people or more.)

Wild Bunch BBQ Base is a very photogenic spot. It's within Kashiwa Shounan Yume Farm, so there are other facilities that people of all ages can enjoy, such as athletics, foot baths, and even a lodging facility. A barbecue after tiring yourself out from having fun is the best! There are all sorts of ways to enjoy this area, so it's a nice spot for everyone from kids to adults.

[About Wild Bunch BBQ Base]

Opening Hours: 10:00AM~5:00PM

*Final reservation is at 3:00PM

*Only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Closed: Weekdays (*However, groups of 21 or more can make reservations for weekdays)

Seasonal? No

Price/Fee: ① Family Plan: 3,500 yen per person (2 hours, all-you-can-drink, 8 dishes)

② Basic Plan: 4,000 yen per person (2 hours, all-you-can-drink, 8 dishes)

③ Kids' Plan (2-6 years old): 1,200 yen per person (non-alcohol all-you-can-drink, 5 dishes) 

Access: Alight at Kashiwa Station, exit out of the east exit, and take the Kashiwa 25 bus from bus stop #5 heading towards Fuze Shonan Chousha Bus Noritsugijo Keiyu for about 40 minutes, and alight at Tega Higashi Shogakko Iriguchi bus stop. It's about a minute away.

Address: Inside Shounan Yume Farm, 89-1  Fuze, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba (Google Map)

HP: hwww.trajectory293.co.jp

2.Wild Beach Tokyo Sky Resort Lumine Est Shinjuku [Shinjuku] 

Shinjuku is a famous tourism spot in the center of Tokyo. You might question whether or not you can BBQ in the midst of all those skyscrapers, but actually, that's where Wild Beach Tokyo Sky Resort is! It's on the roof of the Lumine Est building, and was made to look like a beach using 15 tons of white sand within which a cafe and BBQ space was opened. It's the first stylish BBQ space within the city, and it's still incredibly popular! 

You can enjoy the beach beds and sofa seats decorated in royal pink and white to give off a vacation atmosphere from morning to night!

The pink Angel Wings are super popular with female college students! There are other cute wall art pieces and swings where you can take nice photos.

The food and drinks are served in small portions with a varied menu since it's themed after a party. There are about 10 types of course plans, and they start from 3,900 yen with all-you-can-drink included! Eat a lot, drink a lot, and then take lovely photos with your friends and family for a full day!

 

[About Wild Beach Tokyo Sky Resort ]

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM〜11:00 PM on weekdays

11:00 AM〜10:30 PM on weekends and holidays 

Closed: Depends on Lumine Est's schedule (*Closed during rainy weather)

Price/Fee: Starting at 3,900 yen 

Access: Directly connected to the northern elevator outside of the east exit ticket gates of JR Shinjuku Station

Address: Lumine Est Rooftop, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo  (Google Map)

HP: wildbeach.jp/shinjuku/ (Japanese Only)

[Reservation page] www.tablecheck.com/en/shops/wildbeach/reserve (English)

      www.tablecheck.com/zh-TW/shops/wildbeach/reserve (Traditional Chinese)

      www.tablecheck.com/ja/shops/wildbeach/reserve (Japanese)

3.Wild Beach Seaside Glamping Park [Kisarazu]

Wild Beach Seaside Glamping Park in Kisarazu, Chiba, just recently opened in 2016. Within the facility is the restaurant The Beach 77, the camp and barbecue area Wild Kingdom based after vintage California, and the glamping luxury hotel called Rihinos. Here is some information about Wild Kingdom and The Beach 77!

①The Beach 77

The Beach 77 is a cafe, restaurant, and barbecue area on about 2,500 ㎡ of white sand. The best part about this facility is that you can enjoy a stylish barbecue with minimal fuss! There are 4 types of barbecues available to enjoy: Beach Terrace Barbecue, On the Beach Barbecue, Rooftop Barbecue, and Beach Restaurant Barbecue. Here are 2 of those options.

Beach Terrace Barbecue

The Beach Terrace Barbecue plan lets you enjoy barbecuing on a wood deck. The white sand spreads in front of you as a panorama for a very comfortable space. There's a roof, so you can enjoy it even when the sun is very strong or if it's raining!

On The Beach Barbecue

This is a premium plan where only three groups at a time can enjoy barbecuing in the beach side area. It's an open atmosphere that will remind you of a tropical resort. The beach house, swing, and wall art are all stylish, photogenic spots!

②Wild Kingdom

If you want to enjoy camping and BBQ, check out Wild Kingdom! Just like The Beach 77, you can order the course meal and rent equipment, but you can also bring in your own food. The best part about this area is that you can easily experience glamping, the trendy style of luxurious camping. 

There are various camp facilities to choose from starting at 21,384 yen, from the latest glamping styles to vintage trailers. All of the facilities were carefully designed to be the height of style! You can shop, enjoy delicious meals, ride a Ferris wheel...these will definitely become great memories of your trip. Please enjoy the great outdoors with your friends and family!

Next to Wild Beach Seaside Glamping Park is Mitsui Outlet Park. There are trains from the city, but there are also highway buses! It's easily accessible, so you should check it out. Chiba is home to theme parks like Tokyo Disney Resort and is surrounded by the ocean, so even though it's near Tokyo, it's an entirely different atmosphere. Please try to visit Chiba if you get the chance.

[About Wild Beach Seaside Glamping Park]

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Closed: Open all year

Price/Fee: ①The Beach 77: starting from 6,480 yen for the space (*may change based on season and time), food starts at 2,500 yen  

②Wild Kingdom: starting at 21,384 yen 

Access: [Train] Take the JR Uchibo Line to Sodegaura Station, then take a 10 minute bus to Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu. It's a 5 minute walk from there. 

[Highway Bus] From JR Tokyo Station, take the Keisei bus at bus stop #2 towards Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu for 45 minutes, alight at Mitsui Outlet Park Kisarazu, and walk 5 minutes. From Yokohama Station, you can take a 42 minute express Keisei bus from bus stop #17 of the bus terminal at the east exit heading to Mitsui Outlet Park. Alight there and walk 5 minutes.

[Car] 5 minutes away from Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line Kisarazu Kaneda Interchange heading towards Tokyo, Kanagawa. 

Address: 2-10-1  Kaneda-Higashi, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba (Google Map)

HP: wildbeach.jp/kisarazu/(Japanese Only)

4. The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden Lumine Ikebukuro Branch [Ikebukuro]

The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden, created by J.S. Burgers Cafe, opened this year in Ikebukuro. It has the theme of surf and turf, based off of the town of Montauk, New York, a beach town. You can enjoy a rooftop beer garden in the open-air terrace! 

You can choose between two courses for your meal, between fish or steak. Respectively, they cost 4,000 yen and 5,000 yen, and they both come with all-you-can-drink! All of the courses end with J.S. Burgers Cafe's Pulled Pork Burger. Building the burger is entirely self-service: you pull the slowly cooked pork apart with a fork, add coleslaw and chili vinegar BBQ sauce, and make it into a sandwich. Even if it doesn't look good, you can't deny the taste! Have fun making your own burger!

[About The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden Lumine Ikebukuro Branch]

Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM, final entry 8:30 PM

*Hours on the weekends and holidays of July and August are 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Closed: Open unless otherwise specified, closed in rainy weather (*A notice will be posted on the website)

Seasonal? Open between Friday, May 26th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Price/Fee: 4,000 - 5,000 yen

Access: Exit the south ticket gates of JR Ikebukuro Station and it will be to your right after a short walk.

Address: Lumine Ikebukuro 8-9F Ikeles Garden (Rooftop), 1-11-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)

HP: the-rooftop.jp/#/(Japanese Only)

 

In recent years, since barbecuing has become very popular, a lot of places where you can enjoy BBQ without a fuss have opened up around Tokyo. All of these places are photogenic, but there are plenty more other than these! Please enjoy Japanese BBQ during your Japanese summer!

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