Beer festivals and events
Beer festivals and events
Beer festivals and other events
Beer events 2019
March
Nagano Prefecture
March 16-17
Snow Monkey Beer Live 2019
This annual event held at a ski resort in Nagano is a weekend Japanese pop music (live and from DJs), and craft beer, along with optional skiing and snowboarding. This year eighteen Japanese breweries will be taking part.
Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaigan 98 Hall
Prices vary by event.
April
Oita
April 27 - May 6 (11am-9pm)
Kyushu Beer Festival 2019 in Oita
This is the fifth annual appearance of this regional beer event in Oita. The festival showcases local Kyushu craft breweries but also features plenty of beers from other areas of Japan as well as local food specialties.
Oita Station North Exit Plaza (Kanamemachi 1-1)
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.
May
Osaka
May 25-26
Craft Beer Live 2019
Now celebrating its tenth year, this is one of Osaka's major beer events, focusing on Kansai breweries large and small. Forty-four breweries will be taking part this year, pouring more than 130 different beers, and twelve local bars and restaurants will be running food booths.
Minatomachi River Place, Plaza 3 Open Space, 1-3-1 Minatomachi
Ticket price TBD; check their website for details
Spring (dates TBD)
The following events are pending confirmation of dates and venues for this year.
Tokyo Aomi
Dates TBD (usually 10 days in April-May)
Odaiba Oktoberfest Spring 2019
One of Tokyo's several multi-day Oktoberfest events, this very popular outdoor event offers German food, beer and music. While there are many imports, beers from local Yamanashi brewery Fujizakura are probably the best value for money.
Cymbal Promenade Park Central Square
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Yokohama
Date TBD (usually 10 days in April-May)
Yokohama Frulingsfest 2019
Frulingsfest is the German Festival to celebrate the coming of spring, and the Yokohama version is a huge local event, now in its sixteenth year. There's plenty of German beer, food and music, plus fun and games for kids.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Plaza Red Brick Park
Free admission, pay as you go.
Saitama Shintoshin
Dates TBD (usually 5 days in May)
Keiyaki Beer Festival Spring 2019
This major beer festival generally features well over 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.
Keyaki Hiroba
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Nara
Dates TBD (usually 10 days in May-June)
Nara Oktoberfest 2019
This popular multi-day outdoor event features lots of German food, beer and music. While there are many imports, beers from Yamanashi brewery Fujizakura are probably the best value for money.
Nara Park, Noborioji Enchi
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Osaka
Dates TBD (usually 3-5 days in June)
Belgian Beer Weekend 2019 Osaka
Over fifty Belgian breweries take part each year at this very festive multi-city event. In general the beers here are a better deal than the food.
Osaka Castle Park
Price: TBD
Tokyo Ebisu
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in June)
BeerFes Tokyo 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.
Yebisu Garden Place - The Garden Hall
Ticket price TBA
Kyushu
Dates TBD
Kyushu Beer Festival 2019
This event is generally held in several Kyushu cities over the course of the spring and summer. The festival showcases local Kyushu craft breweries but also features plenty of beers from other areas of Japan as well as local food specialties.
TBD
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.
Summer (dates TBD)
The following events are pending confirmation of dates and venues for this year.
Sendai
Dates TBD (usually 10 days in June-July)
Tohoku Oktoberfest 2019
This popular multi-day outdoor event features lots of German food, beer and music. While there are many imports, beers from Yamanashi brewery Fujizakura are probably the best value for money.
Nishikicho Park
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in July)
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
Osaka
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in July)
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
Ibaraki Tsukuba
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in July)
Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2019
A beer festival for the whole family, Tsukuba's popular annual event features live bands and DJs on two separate stages along with plenty of food and organic soft drinks. Last year there were nineteen breweries represented (including one US import), ranging from big names like Hitachi Nest and Echigo to smaller local producers. Check their website for more up-to-date information.
Tsukuba Center Plaza
Price TBD (admission was Y500 in 2018)
Tokyo Hibiya
Dates TBD (usually 10 days in July)
Hibiya Oktoberfest 2019
One of Tokyo's several multi-day Oktoberfest events, this very popular outdoor event offers German food, beer and music. While there are many imports, beers from local Yamanashi brewery Fujizakura are probably the best value for money.
Hibiya Park Central Fountain
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Akita
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in August)
Craft Beer Festival in Akita 2019
Lots of craft beers and local foods at this lively regional beer festival. In past years more than fifty Japanese breweries have taken part.
Akita Agora Hiroba (in front of JR Akita Station)
Price: TBD
Kobe
Dates TBD (usually 5 days in August)
Belgian Beer Weekend 2019 Kobe
This is the third year that this popular multi-city event will be taking place in Kobe. Over fifty Belgian breweries take part each year, and 12.7 tons of Belgian fries are consumed, along with sausages and other Belgian food.
Meriken Park
Price: TBD
Nagoya
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in August)
BeerFes Nagoya 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.
Nagoya Congress Center
Ticket price TBA
Fall (dates TBD)
Yokohama
Dates TBD (usually 3 days in September)
BeerFes Yokohama 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.
Osanbashi Hall
Ticket price TBA
Saitama Shintoshin
Dates TBD (usually 5 days in September)
Keiyaki Beer Festival Autumn 2019
This major beer festival generally features well over 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.
Keyaki Hiroba
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Kanazawa
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in September)
Craft Beer Kanazawa 2019
Around 90 different beers from more than a dozen breweries are available for tasting, including a few local brews from Toyama and Ishikawa. Some past participants include Shiga Kogen, North Island, Minami Shinshu, Isekado and Minoh. More than a dozen food stalls serve everything from tandoori chicken, Czech-style garlic soup and Chinese dumplings to local Kanazawa dishes.
Shiinoki Geihinkan Ishi no Hiroba
Free admission, pay as you go.
Tokyo Aomi
Dates TBD (usually 10 days in September-October)
Odaiba Oktoberfest Fall 2019
One of Tokyo's several multi-day Oktoberfest events, this very popular outdoor event offers German food, beer and music. While there are many imports, beers from local Yamanashi brewery Fujizakura are probably the best value for money.
Cymbal Promenade Park Central Square
Price: Free admission, pay as you go
Tokyo Kaigan
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in November)
American Craft Beer Experience
Run by the Brewers Association in the US, this small festival is a good chance to sample some American craft beers that aren't yet available in Japan, as well as exploring the best of what's on the market already. There will be booths serving barbecue and other American-style food.
Takeshiba New Pier Hall. Use the front entrance (not on the waterfront) to access the venue.
Free admission, pay as you go.
Tokyo Nogizaka
Dates TBD (usually one weekend in November)
Deutschland Fest 2019
Co-sponsored by the German Embassy, this is probably the best of the German-themed festivals on the yearly calendar, with a more German feel to it than the typical Oktoberfest event. There's plenty of tasty German food, beer and wine to sample, a live music stage, and booths selling a range of German products.
Aoyama Park
Free admission, pay as you go.
 

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