Annual wine festival to promote Yamanashi—Japan’s most famous wine region. The tasting festival is held in Tokyo and Yamanashi in November, and offers visitors the chance to taste and purchase over 60 different types of wine from about 40 different producers. The event runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm (reception closes at 1:30pm) and tasting sets (which include a plastic wine glass, 10 drink tickets, and a small snack) can be purchased for ¥2,500 on the day or ¥2,200 beforehand. Additional tickets can be purchased in sets of five for ¥1,000 and each drink ticket can be exchanged for a ~100ml taster of wine. See the website (below) for more details and an introduction to the wine producers (Japanese only).