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Hitachino Brewing Shinjuku - Beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Six taps dispense a rotating selection of Hitachino Nest craft beers at this small train-station bar, and you can get any of their draft beers to go. The bar is furnished with 15 seats at two shared tables and there are also a few high mini-tables...
german
Schmatz Beer Stand - German: Yokohama Bashamichi
This food-court branch of the popular German craft-beer chain is conveniently located in the same building as Yokohama City Hall, with outdoor seating looking out on Minato Mirai in the distance. As this is a "Beer Stand" version of the restaurant...
Retail
Seven-Eleven Yokohama Hammerhead - Retail: Yokohama Bashamichi
It's certainly unexpected, but perhaps the best craft beer retailer in Yokohama is this bayside branch of 7-Eleven. Located in front of the Yokohama Hammerhead shopping complex and ship terminal, they attract craft-beer fans from around Japan. ...
restaurant
Bertrand Larcher Bar a Cidre - French: Kagurazaka
Attached to fancy French restaurant Bertrand Larcher, the Bar a Cidre is a great place to explore French ciders along with modern Breton cuisine. The drinks list offers three dozen ciders - mostly from various regions of France and mostly priced in...
belgian
Little Delirium Cafe - Belgian: Ikebukuro
Located in one of the quieter corners of Ikebukuro, Little Delirium offers ample terrace seating and numerous party plans featuring unlimited craft beers. If you're going a la carte you can choose from grilled meat dishes, Chicago-style pizzas,...
craft beer
Tap 9 - Beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Located near the entrance to the Toyoko line tracks in Yokohama Station, this is a convenient spot to grab a pint or a tasting flight when you're passing through the area. It's part of the food court area on B2F of Cial Yokohama, so you have a wide...
Beer events
Tokyo Shiba
May 17-26 (Fri-Sun) (weekdays 3-10pm; Sat, Sun, holidays 11am-9:30pm last order)
Shiba Oktoberfest Spring 2024
The second of several multi-day Oktoberfest events for 2024, this very popular outdoor event offers German beer, food from all over, and a diverse program of live music.
Shiba Park Block 4 (in front of Onarimon Station exit A6)
Price: Y500 admission, pay as you go
Saitama Shintoshin
May 22-26 (Wed 4-9pm; Thu-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm)
Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2024
This major beer festival features around fifty breweries and plenty of food stalls, and attracts huge crowds. It's one of the best festivals in the Tokyo area, and is highly recommended, at least when it is held outdoors (which it will be this time around).
Keyaki Hiroba
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Osaka
May 22-26 (Wed-Sun); weekdays 4-10pm; Saturdays 11am-9pm; Sundays 11am-8pm
Belgian Beer Weekend 2024 Osaka
Dozens of Belgian breweries take part each year at this very festive multi-city event, and 75 different beers are promised. There's also food, music and other live entertainment.
Osaka Nakanoshima Park (in front of Osaka City Central Public Hall)
Price: Y3,750 for a ticket starter set, which includes ten beer/food tokens and a souvenir glass. Beers are generally 3-5 tickets each.
Okayama
May 24-26 (Fri 5-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-5:30pm)
Okayama Beer Festa
Around a dozen craft brewers from around the country, including a strong contingent from Okayama, are participating in this local, but Hawaiian-themed, beer festival.
Shimoishi Park
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