Sapporo Beer Museum

Exploring the history of Japanese beer

This is Japan’s only museum dedicated to beer, which explores the long history of Sapporo Beer, passed down from the days of the 1876 Kaitakushi business.

Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

*Hokkaido Brewery (Eniwa, Hokkaido) is a separate facility located in a different location.

  • 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.

Guide

Tours

Star Hall (Paid Tasting Corner)

Savor fresh-brewed beer shipped direct from the Sapporo Breweries Hokkaido Brewery and the Sapporo Kaitakushi Brewery. Try various brews like the Hokkaido exclusive Sapporo Classic, the Sapporo Draft Kuro Label, which has been beloved for 40 years, and the Kaitakushi Beer, which continues to be produced by the Kaitakushi Brewery in Sapporo in the same place it was originally founded.

  • Sapporo Draft Beer Black Label: 300 JPY
  • Hokkaido exclusive: Sapporo Classic: 300 JPY
  • Kaitakushi Beer: 350 JPY
  • Three drink tasting set: 800 JPY
  • Non-alcoholic beer: 200 JPY
  • Soft drinks: 100 JPY

Holidays: Mondays (or Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), year-end/New Year, irregular closings

On Mondays (or Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), there is no paid tasting available at the Star Hall. Thank you for your understanding.

Hours: 11:00 AM-7:00 PM (bar closes at 6:30 PM)

*Please refrain from taking glasses home with you.

Museum Shop

Here you will find a wide variety of exclusive Sapporo Beer merchandise and snacks. You can also purchase Hokkaido Brewery direct beers, Kaitakushi Beer, and other delicacies.
The shop is open to all. Please do not hesitate to stop by.

Holidays:December 31
Hours:11:00 AM-9:00 PM

Restaurants and other facilities

Genghis Khan Hall

Select from Genghis Khan, which has become popular nationwide for being as healthy as it is delicious, or other luxurious Hokkaido specialties, all presented in a unique and stylish hall for your enjoyment.

  • A view of the Kaitakushikan
  • Kaitakushikan 2nd and 3rd floors, Kessel Hall
  • Katakushikan 1st floor, Trommel Hall

Garden Grill

All tables are equipped with smokeless induction heat roasters. Enjoy fresh lamb and crab tableside.
In addition, the menu includes a variety of dishes featuring cheese, potatoes, seasonal seafood, and other fresh Hokkaido ingredients. Marvel at the red brick facade as you see the four seasons unfold out the windows and experience a refined moment.

Lilac

This subdued hall looks out on a red brick facade.
The main course at Lilac is the Genghis Khan dish featuring our secret sauce. We also have a rich selection of items on our a la carte menu.

Sapporo Beer Garden Summary

Address
Address: 9-2-10 Kitananajo-Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, 065-0007
Bookings & inquiries
Telephone: 0120-150-550  Fax: 011-742-0521

Note that telephone support is offered in Japanese only.

Hours
11:30 AM-10:00 PM (kitchen closes at 9:30 PM)
Holidays
Open year-round (excluding December 31)
Total spaces
2,400 seats (maximum banquet occupancy: 1,000 (when seated))
Parking lot
180 spaces

Transit directions and business hours

Large Map

Address
Kita 7-jo, Higashi 9-chome 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido,065-0007
Hours
11:00AM~8:00PM
Holidays
Year-end/New Year, irregular closings

Only open tours offered on Mondays (or on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday)

Inquiries
Telephone: 011-748-1876

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

Rail Access

Approx. 10 minute walk from Higashi-Kuyakusho-Mae Station on the Toho Subway Line.
Disembark from the JR Hakodate Main Line at Naebo Station; 8 minute walk from North Exit.
Click here for details on transfers, rail lines, and timetables (Yahoo! transit page)

Reaching us by bus

Sapporo Station North Exit (Platform 2)

Board the Naebo Kitaguchi Line [Higashi 63] (link to outside site) at Sapporo Station North Exit and get off at Kita 8-jo 8-chome (approx. 2 departures per hour)
or (direct route) board the Sapporo Beer Garden/Ario Line [188] (link to outside site) and get off at Sapporo Beer Garden (approx. 2-3 departures per hour).

Click here for a route map of the SAPPORO Factory Line (Hokkaido Chuo Bus), which links Sapporo Station, the SAPPORO Factory, and the Sapporo Beer Museum.

Sapporo Station South Exit

Board the Chuo Bus Sapporo Beer Garden/Factory Line [Loop 88] (link leads to outside site) at Sapporo Eki-mae (to south of Tokyu Department Store) and
get off at Sapporo Beer Garden (departures occur at intervals of approx. 20 minutes).

Reaching us by car

Parking lot

Available

Please note that if you are traveling by car, you will not be permitted to consume alcohol. We will provide soft drinks in lieu of alcohol.

Applying for tours

Sapporo Beer Museum
Address:Kita 7-jo, Higashi 9-chome 1-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido,065-0007

*Located in a separate facility from the Sapporo Beer Hokkaido Brewery(Eniwa City). Note that these two facilities are in different locations. Please check details before your visit.

  • Note that there are no beer brewing facilities within the museum.