[Yamanashi] What is “Fujizakura Heights Beer”, a must-drink beer when you come to the foot of Mt. Fuji? ?

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The Fuji Five Lakes area at the foot of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is known for its abundant natural resources, particularly the gift of "water" from the World Heritage site Mount Fuji. This region thrives with various industries related to "water," including delicious food and beverages, ho...


At the foot of Mt.Fuji, the Fuji Five Lakes region of Yamanashi Prefecture is home to delicious food and drinks that make use of the water, which is a gift from Mt.fuji.

This time, we will pick up and introduce "Fujizakura Heights Beer", which is made using the natural water of Mt. Fuji "Fujizakura Meisui". Fujizakura Heights Beer is a powerful beer that has won awards at world-famous competitions such as the World Beer Cup held in the United States the other day and the World Beer Awards. When you come to the Fuji Five Lakes area of Yamanashi Prefecture, please try it.

What is Fujizakura Heights Beer?

Fujizakura Heights Beer Brewery is located at the foot of Mt.Fuji, at an altitude of 1000m. “Fujizakura Heights Beer” uses the natural water “Fujizakura Meisui” of Mt.Fuji. "Fujizakura Meisui" is absorbed by the ground from the rain and snow that fell on Mt.Fuji. Natural water from Mt.Fuji with well-balanced mineral content. Fujizakura Heights Beer is an authentic German-style beer made with this water and brewing techniques cultivated at the Demens Brewery College, which has a history of more than 100 years and has produced many excellent brewers at one of the few nationally accredited schools in Germany. Most of the ingredients are imported from Germany, and the beer is made with 100% malt (except for some variations).

In addition to the four types of regular beer “Pils”, “Weizen”, “Rauch”, and “Schwarzweizen”, the fruit beer “Yuzu Weizen” using yuzu produced in Fujikawa Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, and about 20 kinds of beer throughout the year. Brewing limited edition beer. In addition, we are proud of numerous awards in domestic and overseas contests, such as the gold medal at the World Beer Cup, which is called the Olympics of beer, and the world's best beer at the World Beer Awards.

About the 4 standard types of Fujizakura Heights Beer


In addition to the complex aroma and bitterness created by Aroma Hops and Bitter Hops, it is characterized by a rich malt flavor that comes forward. You can enjoy a well-balanced combination of three types of hops and a refreshing smoothness. By adding the three types of hops at appropriate intervals during the boiling process, we were able to bring out a fresh, floral, and subtly spicy aroma.

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol content: 5.0%

Bitterness (IBU): 30

Aroma: Herbal and floral

Taste: Clear sharpness and bitterness


It is an ale beer where more than 50% of the malt used is wheat malt. It is the culmination of our brewery, overturning the conventional image of beer as "sharp" and "drinkability." The banana-like clove and ester aroma is derived from pure and fresh yeast, and it suppresses the bitterness of hops. It is characterized by a smooth and fruity taste with a pleasant mouthfeel.

Style: Southern German Hefeweizen

Alcohol content: 5.5%

Bitterness (IBU): 12

Fragrance: Gorgeous ester and clove incense

Taste: Fruity, sweet and mellow


"Smoked beer" is created by smoking the malt using beechwood chips, infusing the malt with a smoky flavor. It is a highly distinctive beer that emits a fragrance reminiscent of smoked foods from the moment it is poured into a glass. Its mild mouthfeel allows for a wide range of pairings, adding to its appeal. While Rauchbier, with its pronounced smoky aroma, may initially seem unconventional, it is surprisingly approachable and showcases the smooth flavor of the malt as one of its notable characteristics.

Style: Bamberg-style Laojovia

Alcohol content: 5.5%

Bitterness (IBU): 21

Aroma: Intense smoky aroma

Palate: Smoky and malty sweetness


A total of 7 types of malts are exquisitely blended, such as caramelized and roasted barley and wheat respectively. A dark beer that combines the roasted aroma of coffee beans with the clove aroma of Weizen, and the unique fruity and caramel/roasted aromas of Weizen.

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol content: 5.0%

Bitterness (IBU): 16

Aroma: fruity and roasty

Taste: Coexistence of sharpness and sweetness


<World Beer Cup>

The "World Beer Cup" is sponsored by the American Brewers Association and held once every two years from 1996 to 2018. In 2020, it was canceled due to the influence of the corona disaster, and it will be held every year from 2022. This is the 14th time. It is one of the world's largest beer judging committees.

At the 2023 competition, 10,213 brands from 2,376 breweries in 51 countries were exhibited in 103 categories, and 272 judges from 26 countries judged each category and awarded gold, silver, and bronze awards.

[Fujizakura  Heights Beer “World Beer Cup” award history]

The "World Beer Awards" is a global competition for boules sponsored by the British company Barragraph Publishing. Held every year since 2007, this is a contest to determine the "world's best beer" of the year. There are two categories, "Taste" and "Design". The tasting method will be judged in three stages, Round 1 to 3.

[List of award-winning beers in 2021]

Enjoy draft beer at the foot of Mt.Fuji! 2 recommended restaurants


FUJI GATEWAY, which is attached to the Fujizakura Kogen Beer Brewery, is a hands-on adventure facility where you can enjoy activities and nature at the foot of Mt. Fuji. In the "Clubhouse", you can not only taste Fujizakura Kogen Beer, but also purchase FUJI GATEWAY original products as well as local products from Yamanashi Prefecture.

URL: https://www.fuji-gateway.com/about.html

Address: 6663-1 Kenmaruo, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Lake Kawaguchiko District, Yamanashi Prefecture


<For individuals using the bus or train>

A free shuttle bus is available from behind the Fuji Kankokaihatsu Building in front of Lake Kawaguchiko Station on the Fujikyuko Line.

It takes about 15 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station.

From Lake Kawaguchiko Station 9:45/11:30/13:20/15:40/17:35

Depart from Fuji Subaru Land 10:34/12:17/14:09/16:27/18:22

<For individuals arriving by car>

About 15 minutes from Lake Kawaguchiko/Fujiyoshida Interchange via Prefectural Route 707

Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen

Fuji Chobo no Yu Yurari Onsen is a day-use hot spring facility where you can soak in a hot spring while gazing at the magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. In addition to enjoying Fujizakura Heights Beer at the restaurant on the 1st floor of the facility, you can also purchase it as a souvenir at the shop on the 2nd floor. A beer after soaking in a hot spring is the best!

URL: https://www.fuji-yurari.jp/

Address: 8532-5 Narusawa Village, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture


<For individuals using the bus or train>

A free shuttle bus is available from Lake Kawaguchiko Line (advance reservation required).


It takes about 30 minutes by bus from Lake Kawaguchiko Station.

<For individuals arriving by car>

From the Kawaguchiko/Fujiyoshida interchange, take Route 139 toward Lake Motosuko for about 20 minutes.

[Stores where you can drink and buy in front of Lake Kawaguchiko Station]

Fujisan Plaza: 3631-2 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Lake Kawaguchiko District, Yamanashi Prefecture

TOCORO. BAR & DINING: 3639-27 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Town, Lake Kawaguchiko District, Yamanashi Prefecture

When you come to Lake Kawaguchiko at the foot of Lake Kawaguchiko, please enjoy Fujizakura Kogen Beer!

The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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