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craft beerIbeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Run by the Sazaby group (Afternoon Tea, Shake Shack), Ibeer offers a line-up of ten Japanese craft beers on tap and a diverse food menu. Although it's not the most cutting-edge selection in town there are usually at least a few beers worth a try,...
craft beerFolk Burgers and Beers - Burgers: Jimbocho
Run by a veteran of the esteemed Fire House burger shop in Hongo, Folk Burgers offers one of the best selections of craft beers among Tokyo's gourmet burger shops. The burgers are solid and reliable, made with American Angus beef and assembled in...
craft beerHinomoto Beer Parlor - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Small in scale and stylishly appointed, this charming little drinking spot has a more comfortable, intimate feel than many of the larger beer bars in this part of town. Ten taps of domestic craft beers are supplemented by a decent selection of...
craft beerCraft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Shinjuku
Craft Beer Tap carries a selection of mostly German, Czech and Belgian beers on tap along with some unusual craft beers from the US and a substantial bottled selection. They're worth knowing about for their late-night hours - until 4am on Friday...
belgianOerbier Man - Belgian: Akihabara
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars imports their own beers, and this central-Akihabara branch showcases brews from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium. There are ten beers on tap as well as a huge assortment of bottled beers from all over...
germanZum Bierhof Neu - German: Shinjuku
Run by German beer importer Zato Trading, this spacious beer hall offers traditional German fare and five draft beers from Hofbrau Munchen brewery in Munich. The two dining areas seem to be optimized for after-work beer parties, with all seating at...
July 12-14 (Fri-Sun)
BeerFes Osaka 2019
One of Japan's longest-running craft-beer festivals, BeerFes gives you the chance to try over 100 kinds of beer for a single admission price. Cheaper admission on Friday night; check the website for details.
My Dome Osaka
Ticket price TBA
Tochigi Craft Beer Festa 2019
More of a regional beer festival than a Japan-wide event, Tochigi features around 40-50 beers from a handful of small Japanese breweries, plus US imports.
Utsunomiya Orion Square
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Shizuoka Craft Beer and Whisky Fair 2019
Now in its fifth year, this small local event features a number of seminars as well as tasting opportunities. Last year there were four whisky booths, seven beer booths and four food vendors participating, although the organizers plan to expand it this year, with a venue that's twice as large as last year's.
Shizuoka Granship Great Hall
Price: Y2000 for a book of ten tickets