Jingisukan is a barbecued lamb dish popular throughout Hokkaido and the Tohoku region. Sapporo Beer Garden in Sapporo, Hokkaido has been serving all-you-can-eat Jingisukan since it opened in 1966. The historic building, built in 1890, is a popular spot for tourists and local residents alike.

Just a 7-minute walk from the nearest station, or take a bus directly from Sapporo Station

Direct bus service from the north exit of Sapporo Station

Sapporo Beer Garden is about a 7-minute walk from the north exit of Naebo Station on the JR Hakodate Main Line. Alternatively, direct shuttle buses depart every 30 minutes from Sapporo Station’s north exit (Line 188) and south exit (Loop Line 88). The ride takes about 10 minutes (210 yen, one-way) and the shuttles are decorated with Sapporo Beer Garden graphics, making the correct buses easy to spot.

Confirm your reservation at the Sapporo Beer Museum

In 2003, the site of the Sapporo Breweries factory was redeveloped as “Sapporo Garden Park.” The large complex covers a vast area of about 11 acres and includes the Sapporo Beer Museum, Sapporo Beer Garden, a mall, and a professional baseball practice field.
Upon arrival, first confirm your reservation at the reception desk in the Sapporo Beer Museum, which is adjacent to the Beer Garden itself. Online reservations can be made (in Japanese) on their official website up to four days before your desired date.
Please note that same-day, next-day, or day-after-next reservations can only be made by phone. Phone reservations can be made in Japanese or English.

The “Pioneering Embassy” retains the look and feel of the original brewery

Next, head to the Sapporo Beer Garden. The beer hall opened on July 1, 1966 with seating for 100. The Pioneering Embassy is a brick building constructed in 1890 and the towering chimney is a remnant of its time as a brewery. Since the brewery was still in operation when Sapporo Beer Garden first opened, the catchphrase at the time was “Have a refreshing draft beer just made fresh at the factory next door!”

A large kessel stands in the hall

The Kessel Hall, which offers all-you-can-eat Jingisukan, is located on the second floor of the Pioneering Embassy. There you get a feeling of history and tradition from the huge beer kettle (kessel) manufactured in 1912.
It’s ideal for those who want to sample a variety of fresh draft beers and eat Jingisukan, or who want to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned beer hall.

100 minutes of all-you-can-eat Jingisukan with 4 kinds of meat

Four kinds of meat

We were able to try the “Standard!” all-you-can-eat course (3,400 yen, tax included) which will be available from April 2022. This excellent course gives diners 100 minutes to enjoy all-you-can-eat lamb (shoulder and roll), chicken, and pork.
(Note: As of February 2022, they are offering a different all-you-can-eat course …

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