Kirin Yokohama Beer Village

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Kirin Yokohama Beer Village

As beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in Japan there are plenty of interesting beers and beer history to discover. Kirin Yokohama Beer Village is one of nine factories of the Japan Kirin Group (Chitose, Sendai, Toride, Yokohama, Nagoya, Shiga, Kobe, Okayama, and Fukuoka). Each factory offers free tours that last around 80 minutes.

A Tour of the Beer Factory

The tour winds its way around parts of the factory, offering views from above through observation windows of various parts of the manufacturing process. As you watch, thousands of cans and bottles of beer go shooting through factory machines at incredibly high speeds! According to the guide, 2000 cans of beer are filled and packed each and every minute. Near the end of the tour, a series of panels of Kirin’s history are on display.

Beer Tasting

As the tour nears completion you arrive at the “tasting bar”. Here, you receive tickets that you exchange for three glasses of fresh beer—your choice. The selections on tap are “Ichiban-shibori”, “Lager”, and “Stout” (black beer). The beers really hit the spot after walking through the factory.

If you are curious about Japanese beer and how it is manufactured, taking a tour at Kirin Beer Village in Yokohama is a very good experience and a lot of fun. As you also receive three different types of beers for free you might like it so much that you go there everyday!

Kirin Beer Village in Yokohama is a 7-minute walk from Nama-mugi Station on the Keihin-Kyuko line. The tours are given to groups of between two to 100 people every 30 minutes, starting at 10 AM and finishing at 4:30 PM.



Northern Yokohama

Opening Hours

11:00 - 22:00
Closed: Monday (open if holiday), year end & new year holidays
*Temporary closing


Kirin Brewery Co. Yokohama Factory, 1-17-1, Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, 230-8628


Closest Railway Station

Shinkoyasu Station: JR Keihin Tohoku Line
Namamugi Station: Keihin Kyuko Line



Ticket Info

Admission Free

Eating Facilities

Tasting space, restaurant

Barrier Free

slope, elevator, wheelchair rental, disabled stall, service dog, Braille


baby changing table

Foreign Language Support

English, Chinese, Korean (pamphlet only)

Credit Card


Tax Free