Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Niigata city, Niigata

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Niigata city, Niigata

The Niigata Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us and is in its sixth year. Held over two days, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th 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 Furamachi Mall 5-6 itself. The event is open from 11:00 to 21:00 on …

Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival 2017 in Akita

Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival 2017

Tohoku Ji-Beer Festival makes a return in 2017 with this event being held over three days from Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June in Nigiwai Hiroba, in Akita-city. 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 2017 starts …

Gifu Beer Festival 2017 in Gifu

Gifu Beer Festival 2017

The Gifu Beer Festival returns in 2017 and this year it’s a two-day event on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July, held outside of JR Gifu train station, pretty much the Chubu version of Kanto’s Keyaki Festival it seems. With about 20 breweries attending this year’s event, there is plenty of beer to choose from for a relatively new craft …

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2017 in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2016

In its fifth year, Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2017 encompasses nature and craft beer with it being held at Sapporo Ban Kei ski slope though this year the dates are July Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th. Tickets for Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2017 cost ¥3,000 and include six drink tickets, some original goods that are more than likely going to include a glass, and also a gift …

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Okazaki, Aichi

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival 2017

Okazaki Craft Beer Festival returns in 2017 and it’s now over two days – Saturday 9th September from 11:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 10th September from 10:00 to 17:00 in Okazaki Tatsumigaoka Hall. Tickets come in four different entry levels: One day ticket for 3 tickets and an original glass for ¥2,500 in advance. One day ticket for 6 tickets and an original glass for ¥3,500 …

Ji-Beer Fest Daisen 2017 in Yonago, Tottori

Ji-BeerFest Daisen 2017

Ji-BeerFest Daisen 2017 is the seventh 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 area is …

Tochigi Craft Beer Festival 2017 in Utsunomiya, Tochigi

Tochigi Beer Festa 2016 is an annual craft beer festival held in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, now in its ninth 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 2017, the event is held from Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July. On the Friday, the event will be held …

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Craft Beer Live 2017 in Osaka

Craft Beer Live 2017

Craft Beer Live 2017 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 …

BeerFes Osaka 2017 in MyDome, Osaka

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 14th July to Sunday 16th 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 …

Craft Beer Kyoto Festa 2017

Craft Beer Kyoto Festa

Kyoto’s best, well in our opinion, craft beer festival takes place on Sunday 14th May and it looks bigger than ever this year. The Craft Beer Festa Kyoto was first started by those lovely people over at Yamaoka Sake Shop and they have managed to outdo themselves this year to get even more breweries to come along. The only problem is that it is …