Chiba Brewery

Due to the increased risk of COVID-19 infection and spread in Japan, we will be temporarily closing all brewery tours for the time being.
We will post more information on our website once we have a better idea of when we will be able to resume tours. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your understanding under the circumstances.

A beer brewery looking out on Tokyo Bay

This lovely brewery is ensconced within the blue sea and rich greenery, and it is the largest hub shipping Kuro Label beer to the Kanto region.

Funabashi-shi, Chiba Prefecture

  • The consumption of alcohol by those under twenty years of age is prohibited by the Minor Drinking Prohibition Act.
  • You may be asked to present a proof of ID in order to verify your age.
  • Note that if we discover a minor consuming alcohol, or a chaperone who tacitly allowed a minor to consume alcohol, we will report it to the authorities.
  • If you are a driver or designated driver (includes bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles) or pregnant or breastfeeding, you may select from a non-alcoholic beer or a soft drink. Driving under the influence of alcohol is prohibited by law.



Kuro Label Gallery (free)

This gallery features the history of Kuro Label and useful trivia about beer. There are various exhibits to engage with, such as the trompe l’oeil area, Kuro Label Camera, and other photogenic locations. The area is open to all and can be visited at the end of your tour.

Hours: 10:30 AM-5:00 PM
capacity for approx. 30 people (may be limited during congestion/peak hours) Note that we do not offer beer or beverage tastings (paid beverages are served in the Marine Salon).

Marine Salon(Paid Tasting Corner)

This is a paid salon available to all guests.
The Marine Salon lets you gaze out at Tokyo Bay while enjoying a glass of Sapporo Draft Beer Kuro Label, straight from the Chiba Brewery.

Brands available for tasting
  • Sapporo Draft Beer Kuro Label
  • Yebisu Beer
400 JPY each
  • Non-alcoholic beer
  • Soft drinks
200 JPY each

Hours: 10:30 AM-5:00 PM (bar closes at 4:30 PM)
Seats: 17

Marine Shop

Here you will find a wide range of merchandise on offer, including Kuro Label items available exclusively at the shop.
The shop is open to all. Please do not hesitate to stop by.

Hours: 10:30 AM-5:00 PM

Restaurants and other facilities

Chiba Beer Garden

Our Beer Restaurant is styled after Southern California and has ocean views out the full plate glass windows.
Enjoy fresh-brewed Kuro Label and Yebisu beer from the brewery, among other draft beers, as well as our popular Genghis Khan dish and barbecued items.
Relax and unwind as you gaze at the ocean.

Chiba Beer Garden Summary

Sapporo Beer Chiba Brewery, 2 Takase-cho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba Prefecture,273-0014
Bookings & inquiries
Telephone: 047-436-4388 Fax: 047-437-3578
Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.
11:00 AM-10:00 PM
12/30 ~1/1
Total Spaces
240 spaces
Parking lot
Fully equipped (100 spaces)

Information About Sightseeing Nearby

Feel free to view the following websites for sightseeing information about Chiba Brewery.
Official Chiba Tourism Site: "All About Sightseeing in Chiba"

Transit directions and business hours

Large Map

2 Takase-cho, Funabashi-shi, Chiba Prefecture, 273-0014
Telephone: 047-437-3591

Please verify that you are dialing the correct number.
Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.

10:30 AM-5:00 PM

Marine Salon Last Order: 4:30PM

Every Monday (or on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), year-end/New Year, irregular closings

Rail Access

Reaching us via the JR Sobu Line

From Tsudanuma Station on the JR Sobu Main Line, you can board a shuttle bound for the Chiba Beer Garden, our on-site restaurant.

Reaching us via the JR Keiyo Line and JR Musashino Line

From Minami-Funabashi Station and Shin-Narashino Station on the JR Keiyo Line, you can board a shuttle bound for the Chiba Beer Garden, our on-site restaurant.

Reaching us via the Keisei Line

From Funabashikeibajo Station on the Keisei Main Line, you can board a shuttle bound for the Chiba Beer Garden, our on-site restaurant.

For customers participating in tours starting from 10:30 AM
Please come to either JR Tsudanuma Station or JR Shin-Narashino Station
We cannot arrange for transportation from JR Minami-Funabashi Station or Funabashikeibajo Station on the Keisei Main Line.

Note: there is no taxi concourse at Funabashikeibajo Station. If traveling by Taxi, you will have to board a taxi at Keisei Tsudanuma Station.

Shuttle bus

The vehicle body reads, “Sapporo Beer Chiba Beer Garden.” The bus has 41 seats. (capacity for 80 passengers)

Timetable and arrivals/departures *Japanese

Reaching us by car

8km from the Bayshore Route Chiba Interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway (travel time: 10 minutes)
5km from the Yatsu-Funabashi Interchange on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway (travel time: 5 minutes)
4km from the Hanawa Interchange on the Keiyo Expressway (travel time: 10 minutes)

Parking lot

Please note: if you are traveling by car, you will not be permitted to consume alcohol. Soft drinks will be offered instead.