Yokosuka Travel Guide

Event 2023.05.12

Yokosuka Oktoberfest 2023: Springtime Revelry in Beer and Cuisine

Get ready for the inaugural “Yokosuka Oktoberfest 2023 in Spring,” held at Verny Park from Friday, May 12th, to Sunday, May 21st, 2023!

The Oktoberfest, world-renowned German beer festival with a history of around 200 years, attracts throngs of tourists who come to enjoy beer and German cuisine. This time in Yokosuka, you can enjoy approximately 60 types of German draft beer and 100 different gourmet dishes. Local businesses, including craft beer brewers from Yokosuka, will also have stalls. There will be plenty of stages, including performances by the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet and German ethnic bands – a must-see for music lovers! Don’t miss out on this fusion of gastronomy, fine drinks, and music!

On Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st, there will also be a curry festival, and a free shuttle bus will operate between the two venues.


Dates: Friday, May 12th – Sunday, May 21st, 2023
*Cancellation in case of inclement weather

Weekdays: 4 PM – 9 PM (Last order at 8:30 PM)
Weekends and holidays: 11 AM – 9 PM (Last order at 8:30 PM)
Location: Verny Park 1-1 Shioiri-cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa
Official website: https://www.beerhour.biz/yokosuka-oktober-fest

Organizers: Hosted by: Yokosuka Oktoberfest Organizing Committee
Supported by: Yokosuka City, Yokosuka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Yokosuka Tourism Promotion & Charm Dispatch Executive Committee


From Keikyu’s “Shioiri” station, it’s about a 5-minute walk. From JR’s “Yokosuka” station, it’s about a 1-minute walk.

About the Event

Special Cruise Information

Self-Defense Ship Flag Lowering Cruise 4DAYS Yokosuka Oktoberfest in Shioiri Dates: Saturday, May 13th – Sunday, May 14th & Saturday, May 20th – Sunday, May 21st, 2023. For details and reservations, click here.

Free Shuttle Bus Service

On Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st, when the “Yokosuka Curry Festival 2023” is held, a free shuttle bus will operate between the venues. Mikasa Park ⇔ Verny Park (Operates every approx. 30 minutes)

Food & Drink

Enjoy authentic German beers, rare Japanese beers, and delicious cuisine! For a list of stores, click here.

Let’s Enjoy Music at Oktoberfest!

Look forward to live performances from artists that will spice up Yokosuka Oktoberfest!
*This is a tentative schedule.


The German folk music band ALPINA, produced by Woho from southern Germany, is well received for their program that enjoys the atmosphere of a real Oktoberfest with the audience. With a wide repertoire from German folk music to popular and rock, you can also enjoy yodeling sung by a powerful female vocalist. German folk instruments will also appear on stage. This time, Woho will join the inaugural Yokosuka Oktoberfest and excite the venue with a powerful performance.

Performance Times

Friday, May 12th: 6:30 PM / 8:00 PM Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th: 1:30 PM / 4:30 PM / 6:30 PM / 8:00 PM Monday, May 15th – Friday, May 19th: 6:30 PM / 8:00 PM Saturday, May 20th & Sunday, May 21st: 1:30 PM / 4:30 PM / 6:30 PM / 8:00 PM

*The above schedule is subject to change without notice. In case of any changes, updates will be provided through the website and social media channels.

Broadside Brass Band from the Seventh Fleet Music Band

The Broadside Brass Band from the Seventh Fleet Music Band is an energetic band that spices up any event. They perform music of various genres including traditional New Orleans-style brass bands, contemporary jazz, rock, funk, etc., and are perfect for festivals, schools, and public places.

Performance Time:

Sunday, May 14th: 3:00 PM
*This is a tentative schedule.

Other performers

Rons Week

Formed in July 2020, the group features Honami on guitar and vocals (originally from Ishikawa Prefecture), and Masami on keyboard and vocals (from Ibaraki Prefecture). Their contrasting voices create a unique harmony that defines their sound.

Performance Time: Saturday, May 13th: 2:30 PM

Banana Monkeys

An amateur band active mainly in Yokosuka, they play folkloric music from Central and South America, primarily from the Andean region.

Performance Time: Saturday, May 13th: 5:30 PM


With their harmonious vocals and experienced guitar techniques, this sibling duo has been active not only in Japan but also in Europe, North America, and various Asian countries.

Performance Time: Saturday, May 20th: 2:30 PM

Python Rosso

A saxophone duo composed of a man and a woman.

Performance Time: Sunday, May 21st: 5:30 PM

Shonan Super Ramens

An all-female saxophone quartet.

Performance Time: Saturday, May 20th: 5:30 PM


A promising 19-year-old ukulele player born in 2004 and hailing from Kanagawa Prefecture.

Performance Time: Sunday, May 21st: 12:30 PM

Simultaneously, “Spring Rose Festa” & “Yokosuka Curry Festival” is also being held!

Spring Rose Festa 2023

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Sunday, May 28, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Event Location:
In front of the Verny Park Administration Office Address: 1-1-1 Shioiri-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture

Official Website:
Verny Park Official site

Contact Information:
Mikasa Park Administration Office Phone: 046-824-6291

Yokosuka Curry Festival 2023

Event Date:
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Sunday, May 21, 2023 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Event may be cancelled in case of inclement weather)

Event Location:
Mikasa Park 82 Inaokacho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, 238-0003

Contact Information:
Yokosuka Curry Town Promotion Committee (Within the Culture, Sports, and Tourism Department, Yokosuka City)
Phone: 046-822-8294 (Weekdays: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM)

For confirmation of the event on the day, please contact the Yokosuka City Call Center after 7:00 AM. Phone: 046-822-2500