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Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016 in Saitama

by Rob
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Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016
The annual Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival is coming up again in May though this year and thankfully it has gone back to one week rather than the two week festival in 2015 that was confusingly split into two sessions to accommodate all the extra breweries and expected crowds that will swarm upon the festival. The festival is held from Wednesday 11th May to Sunday 15th May.

This year, the number of breweries is less than previous years, with about 70 breweries and bars appearing at this year’s event. You can expect the majority of the breweries at Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival to be from Japan though some overseas breweries will also be in attendance.

Breweries Attending Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016

this really is a true Japanese craft beer festival. There’s bound to be something that you’d like so get along quick.

With beers starting from ¥300 in price for roughly small sizes of about 250ml, and ¥500 the most common starting price for medium-sized classes. There are also craft beer tastings sets as well for customers to try from most of the breweries as well, that start from ¥1000 for 4 different beers. Some of the breweries are also producing some event only beer for the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival, so get along and try some sampler sets.

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There is also a small shop where you can pick up some limited edition beers from the festival as well.

Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016 Festival Opening Times

The festival is held from Thursday 11th May to Sunday 15th May. Tickets are free. The times are as follows:

  • 11th May – 16:00 to 21:00
  • 12th May to 14th May – 11:00 to 21:00
  • 15th May – 11:00 to 20:00

How To Get To Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016

Keyaki Hiroba Beer Festival Spring 2016 is located at Saitama Shintoshin (さいたま新都心) station on the Keihin-tohoku line, and local lines of the Takasaki line and the Utsonomiya line. Walk out of the gates, turn right and the square is right in front of you.

Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival Pamphlet

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2 comments

Jeffrey D Donovan December 9, 2016 - 12:05 am

This was a great festival. I will plan my next trip to Japan around attending it.

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Rob December 13, 2016 - 9:39 am

Thanks for the comment – we’ll be updating the calendar over the next couple of weeks. Hope you get time to try out more festivals.

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