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

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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. Among them, we will pick up and introduce “Fujizakura Kogen Beer” made using the natural water of Mt. Fuji “Fujizakura Heights Beer”.

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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.

This time, we will pick up and introduce "Fujizakura Kogen Beer", which is made using the natural water of Mt. Fuji "Fujizakura Heights Beer". 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 region 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. "Fujizakura life water" is absorbed by the ground from the rain and snow that fell on Mt. 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. Beer”. Most of the raw materials are imported from Germany and are 100% malt beer (with some exceptions). In addition, most beer is not filtered, so it contains a lot of live yeast, so you can enjoy the original taste and aroma of beer.

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 deep aroma and bitterness of aroma hops and bitter hops, it is characterized by the rich flavor of malt pushed forward. You can enjoy a good balance of 3 types of hops and a refreshing throat. By adding 3 types of hops in 4 batches during the boiling process, we have brought out a fresh, floral, and faintly spicy aroma.

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol content: 5.0%

Bitterness (IBU): 30

Aroma: Herbal and floral

Taste: Clear sharpness and bitterness


An ale beer with more than 50% wheat malt. It is a culmination of our brewery that overturns the general image of beer as “sharp” and “slow down”, and the banana-like clove and ester aroma is derived from pure fresh yeast, suppressing the bitterness of hops. It is characterized by a smooth and fruity taste.

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 made by smoking malt with beech chips and binding the smoke flavor to the malt. From the moment it is poured into a glass, the scent of smoked foods rises up, and it is very unique, and it has a mild mouthfeel that allows a wide range of marriages. At first glance, Laojo, which has a soft smoky scent, may seem peculiar, but it is actually very easy to drink, and the mellow flavor of malt is one of its major features.

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]

Fujizakura Heights Beer URL: https://www.fujizakura-beer.jp/en/

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


FUJI GATEWAY, which is attached to the Fujizakura Heights 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 Heights 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


A free shuttle bus is available from behind the Fuji Kanko Development Building in front of Kawaguchiko Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line.

It takes about 15 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Sta..

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

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


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


It takes about 30 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Sta..

From the Lake 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]

The " Fujizakura Heights Beer Kitchen Car" will open for a limited time behind the "Fuji Tourism Development Building" in front of Lake Kawaguchiko Station!

You can enjoy “ Fujizakura Heights Beer Draft Beer” that you can only taste here.

The landmark is the Fuji Tourism Development Building in front of Lake Kawaguchiko Station.

A kitchen car is parked behind this entrance!

Please use it while waiting for a bus or train!


Pils / Yuzu Weizen 600 yen

Very popular! Manpuku steamed dumpling 400 yen

Manpuku fried rice 400 yen

Manpuku dumpling & fried rice set 700 yen

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

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The northern foot of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture is a stunning area of Japan that has plenty to offer visitors. At the foot of Mt. Fuji, including ”Arakurayama Sengen Park”, which offers a view of Mt. Fuji and the iconic five-story pagoda, "Chureito." The Kawaguchiko Momiji Corridor is also a must-visit during the autumn season when visitors can see the colorful leaves. Our company, based in Lake Kawaguchiko, operates various facilities that utilize the natural resources of Mt. Fuji. These include the theme park "Fuji Subaru Land," which offers a range of exciting rides and attractions, and the Fujiten Snow Resort, where visitors can enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Visitors can also sample the world-famous "Fujizakura Heights Beer," made using natural water “Fujizakura Meisui” , or relax in the natural hot spring, "Fuji Chobo no yu Yurari," . We will clearly communicate the charm of Mt. Fuji, which changes with the seasons, from the base of Mt. Fuji in Kawaguchiko.

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