Get into the spirit of things in Yokohama this summer when the Whisky Festival rolls into town.

On August 26th and 27th, 2023, the Whisky Festival in Yokohama will take place at the Yokohama Port Osanbashi Hall. This massive tasting event brings together whiskies and spirits and their aficionados from all corners of the globe.

A Global Assembly of Whisky Giants

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The festival boasts approximately 100 exhibitors, including whisky distilleries, manufacturers, importers, liquor stores, and bars from both Japan and overseas. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a wide range of whiskies and gins at various booths, with a tantalizing assortment of whisky-pairing foods and goods available for purchase.

Taste Your Way Around the Whisky World

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Photo Credit: Whisky Festival Yokohama


Most of the whiskies and spirits available at the venue’s exhibition booths can be sampled for free, accounting for nearly 80% of the offerings. However, a few of the rarer and more expensive whiskies will come with a charge.

A Time-Slot Entry System for Maximum Enjoyment

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An admission fee of 4,400 yen gives you access to the festival. The event is organized into four sessions over two days, each lasting three and a half hours, with a capacity of 800 people per session.

Get a Taste of the Whisky Tradition

Embrace the festival’s celebration of whisky’s history, romance, and the passion of the craftsmen who pour their hearts into whisky-making. It’s the perfect opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this fine spirit.

Event Details: Here’s What You Need to Know

  • Name: Whisky Festival 2023 in Yokohama
  • Dates: August 26th (Saturday) and 27th (Sunday), 2023
  • Venue: Yokohama Port Osanbashi Hall
  • Address: 1-1-4 Kaigan-Dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Session Times:
    • August 26th (Saturday): First Session 11:00–14:30, Second Session 15:30–19:00
    • August 27th (Sunday): Third Session 10:30–14:00, Fourth Session 15:00–18:30
  • Admission: 4,400 yen (tax included)
  • Capacity: Each session can accommodate up to 800 people (3,200 in total over the two days)
  • Access: A 7-minute walk from Nihon-odori Station on the Minato Mirai Line
  • Website:

The Sum Up

Enjoy some peat in the heat and head to the whisky world at the Whisky Festival 2023 in Yokohama this summer.

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