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Odaiba Oktoberfest 2014

Posted in Places by tokyobling on October 4, 2014

People here in Tokyo love Oktoberfests. There are Oktoberfest events almost year round here in Tokyo, but of course the biggest ones are in October. Last night I visited the Odaiba Oktoberfest held in a park next to the Daiba Diver City complex. It was very early in the evening so the park was still only half full but I expect it would get packed with visitors later. Plenty of German breweries and wineries were represented, as well as Japanese sake breweries. There was even a rental service for Oktoberfest waitress costumes and a proper Munich band, the Almpower playing rock and pop classics. The official Facebook page is here.

The Odaiba Oktober Fest 2014 continues until Sunday the 5th of October, and it is open from 13:00 to 22:00. It is a 5 minute walk from Tokyo Teleport Station, Daiba Station or the Funenokagakukan Station.

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  1. Jean said, on October 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Very interesting. Kind of bizarre but good excuse for social drinking, I guess. I grew up in Canada’s city with its biggest Oktoberfest outside of Germany, Kitchener-Waterloo. Town started off with German immigrants.

    I showed this to my partner who is German-Canadian. He too was intrigued.

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    • tokyobling said, on October 6, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Drinking is very popular indeed! And it is a good chance for people to experience new kinds of beers, the Japanese beer market is expanding like crazy right now with all breweries developing new products. Lots of interesting culture coming out of Germany! (^-^)

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  2. Timi said, on October 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Aaa I didn’t know Japan also follows up the Oktoberfest thingy 😀 We also have some few fests around in some of the cities, not big bangs, but they are a nice place to go and relax if you have the time!

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    • tokyobling said, on October 6, 2014 at 1:16 am

      They love their Oktoberfests in Japan! (^-^) Too expensive for me though.

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  3. vimontra said, on October 8, 2014 at 2:31 am

    I go to japan many time but I’ve never seen the Oktoberfest once. Thanks

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    • tokyobling said, on October 9, 2014 at 12:27 am

      It might not be the first (or even second) thing you look for when visiting Japan. (^-^) Thank you for the comment Vimontra!

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  4. rudyhou said, on October 14, 2014 at 8:34 am

    i had no idea they also celebrate Octoberfest publicly in japan, similar to the way they would do it in germany. i may have to try this out myself in the future and make plans to be in japan when the celebration returns.

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    • tokyobling said, on October 15, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Oktoberfest in Japan is so popular that there are events almost year round here! (^-^)

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