Sapporo Odori Beer Garden

DatesMid July to Mid August (1 month)
Opening Hours12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)
Location /
Getting There
Odori park. Odori-nishi 5-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
1 minute from Odori subway station

The winters are long in Sapporo, so when summer finally arrives, people love getting out to the summer festivals and events. And the beer garden is no exception! The Odori Beer Garden is the biggest event in summer, and the biggest beer garden in Japan! Since its beginning in 1959 the beer garden runs for a month. Located in the heart of Sapporo, the beer garden takes up 6 blocks, runs over half a kilometer and seats up to 13,000 people!

Each venue is run by each of Japans leading brewers, so you can enjoy your favorite beer! Each venue offers seating with tables, standing-only spaces, as well as tables under a roof cover, it gets busy so be sure to get there early! Reserved seats are possible. Food is also available to buy. To buy a beer, you need to purchase a ticket then give the ticket to one of the friendly staff. Enjoy! The Odori Sapporo Beer Garden is broken up into the following venues:

5 Chome Venue: Suntory Beer “The Premium Malt’s Garden”



Opening Hours12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)
011-222-5122 (reservations)

Located on the 5th block west, Suntory has nice seating around the fountain. Non smoking seats are available. There are 160, all weather seats, and stand-up drinking space. Plus the Suntory beer, you can enjoy a 10-liter refrigerated pitcher and Suntory’s Kaku highballs.

6 Chome Venue: Asahi Beer “Asahi Super Dry Beer Park”



Opening Hours12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)

6th block west, at Asahi you can enjoy sitting under the overhanging trees and enjoy your beer. Asahi has an English menu and as with Suntory, it has plenty of seating. Asahi also has Super Dry chilled to below zero degree at the popular Extra Cold bar.

7 Chome Venue: Kirin Beer “Kirin Yoroko Beer Garden”



Opening Hours12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)

7th block west is the Kirin beer garden, with plenty of undercover seating. Kirin has 3 litre beer tubs, or the mighty 6 litre towers that are a popular choice. You can also enjoy the Kirin Ichiban Shibori frozen draft beer. Reservations are possible, stand-up drinking space available.

8 Chome Venue: Sapporo Beer “The Sapporo Beer Garden”



Opening Hours12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)

On the 8th block west and underneath the largest tent out of the whole event, lies the Sapporo beer venue. You can can enjoy draft beer direct from the factory, as well as the “Classic Furano Citrus” exclusive to the venue.

10 Chome Venue: “World Beer Plaza”

Opening HoursWeekdays: 12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)
Weekends: 16:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)

10th block west on Odori park will see you at the world beer plaza. Here you will find a variety of overseas draft beers such as Guinness, Lowenbrau, and Carlsberg, just to name a few. The perfect opportunity to try out some new ales!

11 Chome Venue: “Sapporo German Village”

Opening HoursWeekdays: 12:00 - 21:00 (last order is at 20:30)

Last but not least on the 11th block west is the Sapporo German village. Enjoy authentic draft beer brought in directly from Germany. You can also savor German cuisine and happy hours from noon until 4 o’clock in the evening on weekdays. Reservations are available.