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Kirin Beer Village in Yokohama

Kirin Brewery is one of the leading beer breweries of Yokohama founded in 1907. Kirin Beer Village is a part of Kirin’s breweries where you can enjoy a FREE Brewery Tour consisting of an overview of the production process and some beer tasting.

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The one hour tour starts with actually feeling the ingredients, malts and hops and going through the entire process of producing beer. You will be surprised to see the huge facilities and learn how many cans of beers are produced in a minute.


At the end of the tour, you get to taste three different kinds of beer. You will be offer your first glass of frozen beer if you like or you can preferably taste the rare black beer. However, this is not only the tasting time; the guide will show you how to pour beer into a glass to make it taste better and more tempting.

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Don't miss out on the restaurant, Spring Valley, at the same site. Various kinds of beer to go along with delicious meals are served here. The original beer is very popular. Making a reservation is strongly recommended, I'm sure by now you know, why!

Website (in Japanese) :
Address : 1-17-1 Namamugi, Tsurumi ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa

Brewery tours are free of charge and conducted every hour between 10:30am and 3:30pm, except on Mondays.
Reservations should be made by phone (045-503-8250) or on the internet.

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