Cheers! Or 'Kanpai' as we say it here.
Ichinoseki City will be hosting its 22nd National Craft Beer Festival. This beer festival annually pulls in crowds of beer fans from all over Japan and is said to be one of the largest in the nation. All are welcome to enjoy some cold ones (keeping in mind the legal drinking age in Japan is 20) along with some delicious foods made from locally sourced ingredients such as Iwate beef, eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. This year's festival will showcase craft beer from all over Japan, with a range of 200 different beers and 71 companies.
Although the city has made an initiative to further separate garbage on the day, if you’d like a snazzy souvenir and to help out the environment, commemorative glasses can be purchased prior to the event.
Where: Iwate Prefecture, Ichinoseki City (outside of Ichinoseki Culture Center (一関文化センター前広場)
Date: August 23rd – 25th 2019
Time: 23rd: 15:00 to 20:00
24th: 11:00 to 20:00
25th: 11:00 to 18:00
Admission: Day of purchase sets: 2000 yen for 10 x 200yen tickets. Individual tickets will be sold on the day (200yen for 1 ticket). You may purchase snacks by cash. Pre-sale: Standard ticket sets are 2000yen which include 10x200yen tickets + 1x 100yen ticket, premium ticket sets are 3000yen and include standard ticket set + commemorative glass
If you are looking to purchase standard pre-sale tickets, they can be found at places such as 一ＢＡ or the Tourism and Information Center in front of the west exit of Ichinoseki Station. For premium tickets, they must be purchased online via 7チケット or eplus (sorry, these websites are only in Japanese)
Access by public transport: a 5 min walk from JR Ichinoseki Station