If you’re an aficionado of craft beers, or just someone looking for a good time, the Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest is the place to be this summer.
Taking place from July 21st to 23rd, 2023, this is a festival that brings together beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over the country. The festival, located in Tsukuba Center Plaza in Ibaraki Prefecture, offers a wide array of craft beers, local food, and entertainment.
A Quick Guide to Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2023
At the Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest, expect a dazzling selection of over 200 craft beers from about 50 breweries nationwide. Whether you’re a casual drinker or a beer connoisseur, the range of flavors on offer is sure to delight.
The festival isn’t just a treat for your taste buds, though. Besides beer, you’ll find stalls showcasing Tsukuba’s local cuisine, performances, and even kid-friendly activities. And in an effort to be more eco-friendly, the festival uses reusable cups and upcyclable cutlery.
The Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2023 begins at 3:00 PM on July 21st and runs until 10:00 PM. On July 22nd and 23rd, the festivities continue from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, respectively. Entry is free, but do remember to bring cash for all the craft beer and food you’ll want to sample.
For more updates and information, check out the Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest official website.
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Getting to Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest from Tokyo
If you’re planning to attend the festival from Tokyo, here’s the good news: Tsukuba is easily accessible by public transport.
- From Akihabara Station in Tokyo, take the Tsukuba Express (TX) to Tsukuba Station. The journey is a direct one and takes approximately 45 minutes.
- Once you arrive at Tsukuba Station, you’re already almost there. The Tsukuba Center Plaza, where the festival is held, is just a 2-minute walk away.
- If you’re using a navigation app, simply enter the address of the plaza: Ibaraki Prefecture, Tsukuba City, Azuma 1-10-1. This will lead you straight to the heart of the beer fest.
The Sum Up
Whether you’re coming for the beers, the food, the performances, or simply the friendly atmosphere, the Tsukuba Craft Beer Fest 2023 promises to be a memorable experience. So, gather your friends, plan your journey from Tokyo, and get ready for a summer celebration of craft beers and local cuisine.