Thu May 16 – Sun May 19, 2013 Saitama Super Arena (Keyaki Hiroba)
Tokyo‘s seemingly endless parade of Oktoberfests aren’t the only option for beer lovers looking to drink in the great outdoors this spring. Of you are craving the taste of a really fine beer, take a daytrip to Saitama to sample craft beers from a host of Japanese microbreweries at this four-day fest – some for as little as ¥300 a glass. Coedo, Sankt Gallen, Aqula, Oh! La! Ho!, Baird Brewing and Shiga Kogen are just a few of the names lined up for the Spring Beer Festival, held right outside Saitama Super Arena, though there’ll also be a few places selling Sapporo and Yebisu, if that’s more your thing. There’ll also be a selection of imported brews on offer, plus food offerings ranging from Hokkaido seafood to sausages, sausages and more sausages.