Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo

Furusato Matsuri 2020・ふるさと祭り東京2020

It’s held from January 10th until January 19th 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 the evenings if possible. From the 10th until the 18th, the event is on from 10:00 to 21:00, while on the 19th …

Japan Brewers’ Cup 2020 in Yokohama, Kanagawa

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 …

Nara Craft Beer Festival 2019

Nara Craft Beer Festival 2019・奈良クラフトビール祭り2019

Nara Craft Beer Festival 2019 is a two day event held on 26th and 27th October held in the grounds of Himuro Shrine in Nara city. It costs ¥100 to get in with books of tickets of 5 costing ¥1,000 and books of 10 tickets costing ¥2,000. The festival is open from 10:00 to 17:00 on both days – quite …

Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest 2019

Shonan Beer Oktoberfest 2019・熊澤酒造オクトーバーフェスト2019

Every year, Kumazawa Brewing, makers of Shonan Beer, host the Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest at their on-site village around the brewery in Kagawa, Kanagawa from Saturday 12th October to Monday 14th October. Kumazawa Brewing Oktoberfest opens at 11:30 and runs until 21:00 with last entry at 20:30 while on the Monday, last entry is at 20:00 as it will close at 20:30. …

Ji-Beer Fest Daisen 2019 in Yonago, Tottori

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Ji-BeerFest Daisen 2019 is the ninth 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 8th June from 11:00 to 21:00 and Sunday 9th June from 10:00 to 16:00, regardless of the weather. The site also offers camping for free though the …

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2019 in Niigata city, Niigata

Niigata Craft Beer Festival 2019・柳都新潟ビール祭り2019

The Niigata Craft Beer Festival is almost upon us and is in its eighth year. Held over three days, from Friday 21st June to Sunday 22nd June, the craft beer festival has over 30 breweries in attendance, making it the biggest one so far. It’s held in Niigata city itself, in Bandajima Art Museum itself. The event is open from …

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2019 in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2018 札幌クラフトビールフォレスト2018

In its sixth year, Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2019 encompasses nature and craft beer with it being held at Sapporo Ban Kei ski slope though this year the dates are July Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th. Tickets for Sapporo Craft Beer Forest 2019 cost ¥3,000 and include six drink tickets, some original goods that are more than likely going to …

BeerFes Yokohama 2019

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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 14th September to the 16th September and has breweries from Japan, with some import beers also on sale. BeerFes Yokohama is open from the …

BeerFes Nagoya 2019

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Spread over two days from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th August, BeerFes Nagoya is also a fun and relaxed event; just as much as the BeerFes Osaka event is. It’s organised in the same way as other BeerFes events across Japan, such as BeerFes Yokohama and BeerFes Tokyo. The sessions for BeerFes Nagoya are Saturday 10th August has one session on the Saturday, …

BeerFes Osaka 2019

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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 12th July to Sunday 14th 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 …