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 4th June to Sunday 5th June, it’s organised in the same way as other BeerFes events across Japan, such as BeerFes Yokohama.
There are two sessions on the Saturday, with the first from 11:30 to 15:00 and the second session from 16:00 to 19:30. The Sunday only has one session as some people have work on the Monday but it starts from 12:30 to 16:00. Last orders are 15-minutes before closing to give people a chance to tidy up and clear up the numerous broken glasses.
Tickets for Great Japan Beer Festival, Tokyo 2016 are ¥4,800 in advance or ¥5,200 on the day which gives you a special tasting glass, which for the first 600 people through the door at each session is embossed with a special label, and also access to over 150 different beers. Tickets for two sessions can also be bought in advance at the measly sum of ¥8,400. Advance tickets are on sale until 3rd June.
At the time of writing, the brewery list for Great Japan Beer Festival, Tokyo 2015 has not been released though as soon as we get it, we’ll add it on here.
How to Get Tickets for BeerFes Tokyo 2016
Tickets can be bought at the following places:
- Yahoo Japan Ticket Place
- Ticket Pia using the code 629-262
- Seven-ticket (7 Code : 044-837) (7-Eleven) *Only in Japanese
- e+ ticket machines that can be found at FamilyMart
- JTB Convenience ticket found at Lawsons, FamilyMart, 7/11, Circle K, and Sunkus.
- LAWSON Ticket (L Code : 32851)
- Or the BeerTaster homepage here.
How to Get to BeerFes Tokyo 2016
The closest station is JR Ebisu though the venue can also be reached from Tokyo Metro Ebisu station on the Hibiya line but it is a long way to walk. Yebisu Garden Place is well signposted so it shouldn’t be difficult to find.