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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
Sapporo
July 6-7 (Sat, Sun noon-6pm)
Sapporo Craft Beer Forest
Now in its ninth season, this popular national beer event is held at a ski resort just 20 minutes from central Sapporo. Last year there were more than 100 beers available from breweries throughout the country, along with food from local restaurants and live music.
Sapporo Bankei Ski Area
Last year one-day ticket books for five beers were Y4,000, with additional tickets sold on-site. Check the website for this year's information.
Ibaraki Tsukuba
July 19-21 (Fri 3-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-5pm last order)
Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2024
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 Hitachino 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 the past)
Nagoya
August 10-11 (Sat, Sun)
BeerFes Nagoya 2024
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 Shirotori Hall
Ticket price TBA
Ichinoseki, Iwate
August 23-25 (Fri 4-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm)
Nationwide Jibiru Festival in Ichinoseki 2024
Now in its twenty-seventh year, this indoor-outdoor festival features local foods as well as craft beers from around Japan. This year they promise more than 100 different beers from local breweries as well as local foods.
Ichinoseki Cultural Center
Price: They use a ticket book system; price TBA.



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