It’s coming. The big one. The Great Japan Beer Festival is almost upon us and we are pretty excited, don’t know about you! This annual event gets bigger every year and this year is no different with over 200 different beers available for tasting.
Held at Osanbashi Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, the Great Japan Beer Festival is held from the 13th September to the 15th September and has breweries from Japan, with some import beers also on sale.
Great Japan Beer Festival is open from 2pm to 6pm on the 13th, with last orders at 5:15pm; 12:30pm to 4:30pm on the 14th and the 15th with last orders at 4:15pm due to judging and tidying up.
Tickets can be purchased in advance, at ¥4,600, which includes a special event glass, at either the homepage here, in English, or in convenience stores. If you want a food ticket, that includes ¥1,000 that can go towards food, then tickets start from ¥5,500 yen. Tickets do sell out quickly for this event and last year was a sell out. With over 9,000 people expected this year over the weekend, the Great Japan Beer Festival is likely to sell out before the weekend.
How to Get To Great Japan Beer Festival – Osanbashi Pier
The closest station is Nihonodori on the Minatomirai line, about 7 minutes from Yokohama station. If you are coming on JR, then Kannai station is the closest on the Keihin-Tohoku Line.