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Craft Beer Shinshu 2018 in Takadanobaba, Tokyo

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A new craft beer event for Tokyo is Craft Beer Shinshu, held in Belle Salle Takadanobaba in Tokyo. On from 28th April to 6th May, it’s a 9 day event with over 30 craft beer breweries from across Japan.It’s being held to celebrate craft beer and has over 30 breweries with 120+ beers on tap. From 28th April to 5th …

Craft Beer Live 2018 in Osaka, Kansai

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Craft Beer Live 2018 is an annual event based in Kansai that celebrates the local craft beer breweries from around the Kansai area. Due to distance and time constraints, many of the smaller breweries in the area don’t attend other events outside of Kansai, so this is your chance to go along and try some decent beers that may not …

Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2018 in Saitama

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The Keyaki Beer Festival Spring 2018 is the nineteenth one in what is now a biannual event held in the vicinity of the Saitama Super Arena; once in spring and also an autumn event too. Featuring over fifty craft beer companies and bars from Japan and overseas, the Keyaki Beer Festival Spring is a five-day event, from the 23rd May to the …

BeerFes Osaka 2018

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BeerFes moves down to the Kansai region in Osaka for a weekend for more beer and festivities in Osaka. Spread over three days from Friday 13th July to Sunday 15th July, BeerFes Osaka is also a fun and relaxed event; much more so than the Kanto versions. It’s organised in the same way as other BeerFes events across Japan, such as BeerFes Yokohama and …

BB Fest 2018

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A new event for 2018 is the BB (Beer and BBQ) Fest, held in Odaiba Symbol Promenade Park Yume no Hiroba. On during Golden week, which is from 27th April until 6th May, with it being open on weekdays from 12:00 to 22:00, and weekends / national holidays from 11:00 to 22:00. It’s the best kind of event as its …

BeerFes Yokohama 2018

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Yokohama gets its one BeerFes this year in September when the Great Japan Beer Festival, aka BeerFes Yokohama, returns for three-day drinking. Held at Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, BeerFes Yokohama Autumn is held from the 15th September to the 17th September and has breweries from Japan, with some import beers also on sale. BeerFes Yokohama is open from the later …

BeerFes Tokyo 2018

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As soon as one BeerFes finishes, you’ve got one more coming up with BeerFes Tokyo, at The Garden Hall in Yebisu Garden Place in Tokyo, best known for being the main location to drink Ebisu beers. It’s also the original and oldest BeerFes, having started out in 1998. Held over two days from Saturday 2nd June to Sunday 3rd June, …

Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2018

In its 10th year now, Furusato Matsuri Tokyo offers up a wide range of delicacies from across Japan, which also includes craft beer. It’s held from January 12th until January 21st in the Tokyo Dome, so come rain or shine, you’ll stay dry and warm inside. The weekends are busy though so it’s not a bad idea to go along during …

Snow Monkey Beer Live 2018 in Shiga Kogen, Nagano

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Snow Monkey Beer Live 2018 is an annual event held at Shiga Kogen ski resort in Nagano, Japan. The event takes place over two days, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March and combines Japanese craft beer, which we love, with music, which we love, with snowboarding and skiing, which we also love, so what is there not to love? If …

Japan Brewers’ Cup 2018 in Yokohama, Kanagawa

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The Japan Brewers Cup Festival is an annual event held at Ōsanbashi pier in Kannai, Yokohama. If that place sounds familiar, yes, Japan Brewers Cup Festival is held at the same place as the BeerFes Yokohama event. It is a three-day event; however, unlike the BeerFes Yokohama event, the Japan Brewers Cup Festival is a pay-as-you-go rather than a tasting session event. Japan Brewers …