Oktoberfest in Japan: Starting in Odaiba this Friday!
It's been 12 years already since Japan started the Bavarian beer festival, Oktoberfest in Yokohama for the first time. You can now enjoy the Munich's notorious beer festival throughout Japan such as Tohoku, Nagasaki and Tokyo (Odaiba, Hibiya, Yoyogi and Akihabara, etc.) Today I had a chance to go to Odaiba and they are assembling the stages and getting ready for the event, which will start from September 26 and go until October 5.
By the waterside, you can enjoy sausages, sauerkraut and quality German beer served from hefty glass tankards over some typical Bavarian musical performances. You'll have to pay a refundable ¥1,000 deposit each time you order a glass of beer. The events are well known as not a wallet-friendly event (For example, people pay for more than ¥3,000 already for a first glass of beer such as beer ¥1,200 +deposit ¥1,000 + food 1,000!), but their unique atmosphere is something you cannot experience elsewhere and there are a lot of Oktoberfest fans in Japan.
Here is a great movie provided by one of our Senpai writer, Kamasami Kong. Thanks, Kong-san.
If you are in the area during the event week, you might want to experience that yourself!
Open: September 26-October 5
Time: 4pm-10pm on weekday, 1pm-10pm on weekend
Venue: Odaiba Central Park (behind the DiverCity Tokyo
5 minutes from Tokyo Telport Station (Rinkai line)
5 minutes from Daiba Station or Fune-no-Kagakukan Station (Yurikamome line)