Kirin Beer Yokohama Factory

Tours in Yokohama

Even teetotallers will be charmed by this surprisingly hi-tech romp through one of the major breweries for Kirin beer. The free tour (in Japanese but with translation cards) takes an hour to explain the various stages of beer production with the help of touch screens and 3D goggles, finishing with a tasting of three beers. Reserve in advance (English spoken).

Don't miss the chance to have a meal (and more beer) in the rather fine Spring Valley Brewery, a red-brick building on-site with an open kitchen and tasty Western dishes paired with Kirin's new range of craft beers. Spring Valley Brewery was also the name of Japan's first brewery, the precursor to Kirin, established in Yokohama in 1869 by a Norwegian-American.