Kikuka Winery Festival

A celebration of wine over Golden Week

Late Apr
Early May
Venue: Kikuka Winery, Kumamoto When: Late Apr - Early May 2022

Taking place throughout Golden Week (April 29th through to May 5th), the Kikuka Winery Festival celebrates this much-loved beverage. There will be a variety of wines from Kumamoto Prefecture available for attendees to enjoy, along with foods that pair well with them.

Even though this event centers around wine, there are plenty of additional activities that make it quite a family-friendly affair, including a circus tent, music performances, tuk tuk rides, and even strider bikes available for the little ones to ride around on.

Additional information about performance schedules will be posted on the Kikuka Winery social networking sites in the lead up to the event. Their Instagram handle is @kikuka_winery.

Getting there

The Kikuka Winery is located in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture. Because of its location, the venue is best accessed via private vehicle, and it's around a 35 minute drive from the Ueki Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway.

If you are using public transport, the winery is around 35 minutes by taxi from Shin-Tamana Station, served by the Kyushu Shinkansen.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
I never tried any wine in Japan!
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
I bet wine is good in Japan as other drinks! ;)