Beer festivals and other events
Beer events 2019
Tokyo Suidobashi, Tokyo Dome
January 11-20 (Jan 11-19 10am-9pm; Jan 20: 10am-6pm)
Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2019
Celebrating the food culture of local regions around Japan, this weeklong "hometown festival" has been adding more and more locally produced craft beers in recent years to complement the hundreds of food stalls. This year there will be more than 100 craft beers to accompany the local delicacies. Weekends are jam-packed, but the throngs are manageable on weekdays and weeknights. Note that evening tickets, good for admission after 4pm, are Y400 cheaper than daytime tickets.
Tokyo Dome, Koraku 1-3-61 (Suidobashi, Korakuen, Kasuga stations)
Y1700 admission for same-day tickets, Y1300 for evenings (after 4pm), with discounts for advance purchase
January 25-27 (Fri 4-10pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm)
Japan Brewers Cup Festival 2019
Try 300 different beers, mostly priced from Y300 per cup (although the average price is Y500). Thirty-two craft breweries, six craft beer importers and five food vendors will be taking part.
Price: Y500 admission, and pay as you go for beer
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.