Whisky Festival 2023 in Yokohama will be held!


“Whisky Festival 2023 in Yokohama” will be held at Osanbashi Hall in Yokohama over two days on August 26 (Sat) and 27 (Sun) in four sessions.

Yokohama, the first venue of the festival, is the birthplace of Japanese bar culture, and whisky was first introduced to Japan by Commodore Perry when he arrived in Uraga in 1853.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of full-scale whisky production in Japan, and Yokohama was chosen as the venue for the event because of its connection to whisky.

The event is open not only to bartenders and liquor sales people, but also to the general public.
At each booth in the venue, there will be whisky and gin tastings and sales, as well as opportunities to interact directly with the producers! They are one of the main attractions of this event.
We will keep you updated with the latest information on each menu page. Please look forward to it!

We expect that there will be a particularly large number of events held this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of whisky.
Each event is limited to 800 people, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out!
Click here for the official website.


1. How to purchase tickets

Ticket sales information has not been announced yet.

Date and Time

Saturday, August 26th [Part 1] 11:00 – 14:30 [Part 2] 15:30 – 19:00
Sunday, August 27 [Part 3] 10:30 – 14:00 [Part 4] 15:00 – 18:30
Price Each part 4,400 yen (tax included)

Last year, tickets could be purchased one for each day.
Please wait for further information!

2. Venue

Osanbashi Hall
1-1-4 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 559-0034, Japan


[Minatomirai Line] 7 minutes walk from “Nihon-odori Station” (Exit 3 or 4)
[Yokohama Municipal Subway] 15 minutes walk from “Kannai Station” (Exit 1)
[JR] 15 minutes walk from “Kannai Station” (South Exit)
[Bus] 3 minutes from “Osanbashi Iriguchi” bus stop on Yokohama City Bus No. 26.
[“Akaikutsu (Route C)” bus for sightseeing spots] 0 minutes from Osanbashi Passenger Boat Terminal



3. Finally

Of course, we, the members of Japanese Whisky Dictionary, will be participating in the event.
There will be limited bottles available at the event, a sharp interview with Mamoru Tsuchiya, who is always exciting to talk with, and much more.
Combined with the excellent location by the sea, this summer will surely be a memorable one!
Let’s enjoy whisky to the fullest!

Misato Ushiwata

Born in Fukushima Prefecture.
She attended a university in Tokyo, where she studied brewing and other sciences while translating articles for the "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".

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