21st All Japan Beer Festival in Ichinoseki, Iwate

The 21st All Japan Beer Festival in Ichinoseki is the big one. The Japanese craft beer festival and in 2018, All Japan Beer Festival reaches 21 years old. Held over three days, from 24th August to 26th August, the event features 80+ breweries with over 200 different beers on tap.  It’s open on 24th from 16:00 to 20:30, 25th 11:00 to 20:00, …

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2018 in Niigata city, Niigata

The Niigata Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us and is in its seventh year. Held over two days, Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th June, the craft beer festival has over 20 breweries in attendance, making it the biggest one so far. It’s held in Niigata city itself, in Bandajima Art Museum itself. The event is open from 11:00 to 21:00 …

Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival 2018 in Akita

Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival makes a return in 2018 with this event being held over three days from Friday 15th June to Sunday 17th June in Nigiwai Hiroba, in Akita. It’s part of an annual series of craft beer festivals in Japan that celebrate the craft beer industry in the Tohoku area and its surrounding places. Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival 2018 starts …

Matsuyama Beer Festa 2018 in Matsuyama

Matsuyama Beer Festa 2018 is a three day craft beer festival, held in Shiroyama Park, Matsuyama. The event is held from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July and has 14 domestic craft beer breweries in attendance. On Friday 20th, it’s open from 17:00 to 21:00, Saturday 21st from 11:00 to 21:00, and Sunday 22nd from 11:00 to 17:00. Tickets cost …

Tokushima Craft Beer Festa 2018 in Tokushima

Tokushima Craft Beer Festa 2018

Tokushima Craft Beer Festa 2018 is a new event for 2018 and is held in Aibahama Park in Tokushima city for three days of drinking. It’s held from 18th May to 20th May and is open from 17:00 to 20:30 on 18th, 10:00 – 20:30 on the 19th, and 10:00 to 19:30 on the 20th. Tickets cost ¥2,900 in advance (¥3,000 …

Ji-Beer Fest Daisen 2018 in Yonago, Tottori

Ji-Beer Fest Daisen 2018 Logo

Ji-BeerFest Daisen 2018 is the eighth iteration of the event, held at the base of Mount Daisen in Tottori, which is also home to the Daisen G Beer Company. It’s held on Saturday 10th June from 11:00 to 21:00 and Sunday 12th June from 10:00 to 16:00, regardless of the weather. The site also offers camping for free though the …

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Oedo Beer Festival Spring 2018 in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Oedo Beer Festival Logo

The Oedo Beer Festival returns for 2018 but this time in Shinjuku Cinecity Square. Moreover, rather than being spread over two sessions, in 2018 it’s held over 5 days from May 16th to May 20th At the time of writing, details about the event are sparse but if it’s like 2016, the event is free and there could possible be some …

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Tochigi Craft Beer Fest 2018 in Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Tochigi Craft Beer Festa 2018 栃木クラフトビアフェスタ

Tochigi Beer Festa 2018 is an annual craft beer festival held in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, now in its eleventh year. It’s located at Orion square, which is about a 5-minute walk from Tobu-Utsunomiya station, and about 20 minutes from JR Utsunomiya station. In 2018, the event is held from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July. On the Friday, the event will …

Tsukuba Craft Beer Festival 2018

Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest つくばクラフトビアフェスト2018

Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2018 is a two day craft beer event in Tsukuba, Ibaraki and it’s held from 14th July to 15th July. It’s also been ranked number 10 in the “Beer Event I Want To Go To” according to NIKKEI STYLE (if that actually means something). The event is held at Tsukuba Center Plaza, less than a couple of …

Kyushu Craft Beer Fair 2018 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka

Kyushu Craft Beer Fair 九州地ビールフェア

Kyushu Craft Beer Fair 2018 is an annual event celebrating the best craft beer Kyushu has to offer, with some breweries from other prefectures. Held during Golden event, the event lasts from 28th April until 6th May and is held in the RKB Mainichi Broadcasting, at the base of Fukuoka Tower, in Fukuoka city. The event is held from 11:00 – …