Sapporo Craft Beer Forest

DatesFirst weekend of July
Opening Hours11:30 - 18:00
Cost¥3000 per ticket (includes cup + drink ticket)
Location /
Getting There
Located at Bankei ski field. Access via bus from Maruyama bus terminal. Taxis are also available.
410 Bankei, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 064-0945, Japan



As Hokkaido begins to warm up in the summer months, the Sapporo Craft Beer Forest has become an increasingly popular spot to enjoy a huge selection of craft beer from local sellers. There are over twenty-five different craft beer stalls at this event, each selling a selection of their hard work. You can sample beers from all over the world at this event, and find a variety of beers ranging from light and flavorful pale ales, sweet and malty blonde ales, flowery or spicy pilsners, to smooth & creamy dark lagers and everything in between. The Sapporo Craft Beer Forest has something for everybody.

Beer stalls

Upon on entry, and paying for your ticket, you will receive a cup (which you need to keep all day) plus two beer tickets. For further beer tickets, simply buy them at the ticket stall inside the venue. It is possible to get advance tickets for ¥3000. The premium advance ticket includes an event glass and six drink tickets. The normal advance ticket will get you seven beer tickets for the same price. Across from the beer stalls, there are food stalls set up. You can enjoy a selection of meats such as mutton, ribs, and sausages. There is also pizza, curries, and some Jacksonville Hamburgers. Besides the stalls, there are tables set up to grill your own!

As there is no outside seating, be sure to bring a mat to sit on the grass and any gear to make the day comfortable. Inside the Bankei building itself there is inside and a couple of stalls selling souvenirs. If you don’t have your own transport, or do and want to drink (of course), there are taxis that will cost around ¥2000 yen one way. There is also a free shuttle bus that will leave from Maruyama bus terminal which is across from the Maruyama subway station.

Shuttle busLeaves from Maruyama bus terminal to Bankei ski field
TimesLeaves every 8 minutes
To Bankei ski field11: 00 - 15: 00
To Maruyama bus
17: 00 - 19: 00