Kirin Brewery Yokohama Plant キリンビール 横浜工場
Kirin Brewery Yokohama Plant is a free tour with free beer tasting! Yes, seriously, free beer! It's an 80 minute free tour through the whole production line from fermenting to bottling. The last 20 minutes, you'll be seated for the tasting session; It's pretty much all you can drink beer for 20 minutes. They provide both beer, non-alcoholic beverages and some snacks. The tour is conducted in Japanese only but it was still pretty cool getting to tour around and grab free drinks.
It's about a 45 minute train ride from Tokyo Station and Yokohama's a popular day trip destination from Tokyo. You can make a reservation online but the website is Japanese only. We went on a weekday so we didn't need a reservation for 8 people. They have a tour start every half hour so we just waited for the next section.
There's a huge souvenir shop behind the tasting bar. There's snacks, beer glasses, Kirin Beer chocolate, Kirin Whisky chocolate and old Japanese beer commercial posters. If you're looking for free things to do in Yokohama, can't go wrong with the free tour and all you can drink beer for 20 miutes!
Address \\ Japan, 〒230-8628 神奈川県横浜市鶴見区生麦1−17−1
Phone Number \\ 045-503-8250
Hours \\ Tuesday - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
(Closed Monday, if Monday is National Holiday, they're opened and closed the following day)
Admission \\ Free
Website \\ Kirin Brewery Yokohama Plant (Japanese Website)
Tour Online Reservation (Japanese Only)