Where to watch the King’s coronation in Tokyo!

The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on 6 May at Westminster Abbey in London in front of a massive global audience. Here are some suggestions on where to enjoy the pomp and ceremony in Tokyo–with classic British cuisine, hospitality and even comedy:

Tokyo Comedy Bar

“The British Empire is crowning a new monarch and Tokyo Comedy Bar will be hosting a live Watch Party from 5:30pm,” says bilingual host BJ Fox. It will feature some of Tokyo’s funniest comedians, British bunting and the famous British sense of humor. 
Tokyo Comedy Bar near Shibuya Station is the home of stand-up comedy in Japan, offering shows in both English and Japanese and eight taps of craft beer. It has shows each night of the week, plus comedy courses to help you get started on the stage: Admission for the coronation Watch Party: ¥2,500; www.tokyocomedybar.com

Used at the moment of crowning, St. Edward's Crown is considered the centerpiece of the coronation.

Hobgoblin Roppongi

Soak up the royal ambience at this spacious pub near a bustling nightlife area with polished imported wooden furniture, authentic food and large selection of craft beers. A wide range of activities are available besides sporting events with a large seating area, spacious long bar, smoking booth and two free darts boards. Five large TV screens are also available for viewing and live game requests. British pub classics such as fish & chips, homemade pies and bangers & mash are served at one of the most popular British pubs in Japan. For parties, BBQs, roasts and all-day breakfast buffets are available. Book here.

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment begins coronation rehearsals at Buckingham Palace and The Mall.

Footnik Ebisu & Osaki

This popular British pub prides itself on sausage rolls and fish & chips; as a member of the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) they also offer other great international food and a wide-range of craft beers, ciders, wine and other drinks. Vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters can enjoy a multitude of dishes from tofu caprese, vegan dip and tortilla chips to sausages and pizzas. FooTNiK offers reserved seats at live events called Promise Seats. Available on a prepaid basis at ¥3,500, including two drinks per person, make sure to book by 10am on the day of the event and join the patriotic crowd this Saturday night: footnik.com

Coronation Vestments

The Aldgate

To celebrate Britain’s first coronation in 70 years, the Shibuya landmark Aldgate is welcoming expats and residents alike to watch and celebrate the historic crowning from 7pm. Diverse dishes range from falafel to poutine and unique menus hard to come by in Japan such as chicken & celery pudding and Welsh rarebit. Be sure to try their homemade pies and meat stewed in ale with a generous serving of creamy mashed potatoes and liquor sauce. 

Hub & 82

Opened in 1980, HUB & 82 is Japan’s oldest British pub chain. To celebrate the coronation, they’re offering a month-long coronation menu with UK-inspired highballs and tea cocktails as well as food menus using chicken inspired by the last coronation ceremony. Happy hour set with drinks and snacks are available until 7pm including the King’s Highball. 

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