Beer and Gourmet Foods from Around the World Gather at TCK! TCK’s Event Information for September 30th-October 4th!

During the final week of September, TCK will be hosting the “Gubi-Gubi World Cup,” where guests can enjoy pairings of beer and food from 9 countries! Furthermore, the ever-popular horse-drawn carriage event and illuminations featuring around 3.5 million bulbs will also be held! Enjoy beer and gourmet foods from around the world as you feast your way through fall at TCK!

~Say “Cheers” at TCK! Global Beer and Gourmet Festival~ Gubi-Gubi World Cup

For a 5-day period from September 30th through October 4th, TCK is hosting the “Gubi-Gubi World Cup,” a must-visit event for beer lovers where pairings of beer and food from 9 countries are featured!

In addition to German beers, even famous in Oktoberfest, there will be beers from locations like the UK, Belgium, and the United States that are all familiar to the Japanese. Through pairing dishes like “samurai steak” by the food artisan Kenshiro Iwasaki and “beef croquettes” from the French cuisine masters at Bistro OKADA, guests can enjoy both beer and gourmet foods that are iconic for each represented country.

Sit back and enjoy watching a Twinkle Race with a beer during Gubi-Gubi!

September 30th-October 4th
2:00pm-9:00pm (Last Orders 8:30pm)
Participating Stores
1) United States “Texas Steakhouse”
Beer: Brooklyn (bottled), others
Food: American Beef Steak Plate, others
2) Germany “Schneider Weisse”
Beer: Schneider Weisse Original (keg), others
Food: 4 types of German sausages, Hamburg steak, others
3) Belgium “VEDETT”
Beer: Vedett Extra White (keg), others
Food: 6 types of sausages, roasted potatoes, roast beef, others
4) United Kingdom “Gods Fried”
Beer: London Pride (bottled), others
Food: Fish and chips
5) Japan “Shoku no Takumi Iwasaki Kenshiro”
Beer: COEDO Brewery Ruri
Food: Samurai Steak, Wagyu horumon miso-yaki, others
6) Australia “OZ’MONSTER”
Beer: Crown Lager (bottled), others
Food: Side sirloin, thick-sliced sirloin donburi
7) Korea “Kankanen”
Beer: Hite Extra Cold (bottled)
Food: Skirt steak, cheese-stuffed corndogs, others
8) Italy “Frizza”
Beer: Italian Beer Moretti (bottled)
Food: Frizza Italian Cheese Dog, margherita, others
9) France “French Cuisine Masters Bistro OKADA”
Beer: Kronenbourg Blanc (bottled)
Food: Beef côtelette, French long fries, others

※Beers marked (bottled) will be served poured into a cup.

Participating Stores

※Photos shown are concept images.
※Participating stores and products are subject to change without notice.

  • Area:United States
    Name:“Texas Steakhouse”
    Foods:American Beef Steak Plate
    Beer Intro:A refreshing and smooth taste. Pairs great with a variety of flavorful dishes!
  • Area:Germany
    Name:“Schneider Weisse”
    Beer:Schneider Weisse Original
    Foods:4 types of German sausages
    Beer Intro:A wheat beer whose recipe has been passed down for over 200 years in Germany.
  • Area:Belgium
    Beer:Vedett Extra White
    Foods:6 types of sausages
    Beer Intro:Brewed with carefully-selected natural ingredients. Tart and fruity with a dry aftertaste.
  • Area:United Kingdom
    Name:“Gods Fried”
    Beer:London Pride
    Foods:Fish and chips
    Beer Intro:A beer that can make you feel like you’re in a pub. 3 types of hops bring out a deep flavor.
  • Area:Japan
    Name:“Shoku no Takumi Iwasaki Kenshiro”
    Beer:COEDO Brewery Ruri
    Foods:Samurai Steak
    Beer Intro:A light yet deep flavor is the selling point of this high-quality beer.
  • Area:Australia
    Beer:Crown Lager
    Foods:Side sirloin
    Beer Intro:Aromatic and tasty, this beer is popular in Australia and feels luxurious to drink.
  • Area:Korea
    Beer:Hite Extra Cold
    Foods:cheese-stuffed corndogs
    Beer Intro:The whole brewing process for this beer takes place at a temperature just above where it would freeze. Incredibly refreshing.
  • Area:Italy
    Beer:Italian Beer Moretti
    Foods:Frizza margherita
    Beer Intro:Awarded gold and silver medals at the 2006 World Beer Cup.
  • Area:France
    Name:“French Cuisine Masters Bistro OKADA”
    Beer:Kronenbourg Blanc
    Foods:Beef côtelette
    Beer Intro:France’s most popular wheat beer. Slightly-sweet and citrusy beer that goes down easy.

Meet and Greet With Umatase and Umataseine

TCK’s mascots “Umatase and Umataseine” will make their appearance and liven up the facility! Take pictures with them to upload onto social media!

October 2nd, 3rd
①From opening ②4:30pm~ ③6:30pm~ ④The 11R commendation ceremony
①Main gate area ②G-FRONT area ③G-FRONT area ④Prize area by goal

※Each session lasts around 30 minutes.
※Locations may change in case of rainy weather.

Live Performances by Tokyo Twinkle Fanfare

Every day during the Twinkle Races, the TCK fanfare group “Tokyo Twinkle Fanfare (TTF)” will put on a live performance! In addition, there will be a send-off performance on the following days.

Live Fanfare Performances

September 30th-October 4th
Before the start of the last 3 races
Awards Stand

※Cancelled in case of rain.

Send-off Performances

October 2nd-4th
After the final race
Twinkle Stage

Clydesdale Horse-Drawn Carriage

The popular horse-drawn carriage rides and up-close encounters in PAKA-PAKA Land continue!

Main Gate Cruising

September 30th, October 1st, 4th
First round 5:30pm-6:00pm, second round 6:15pm-6:45pm
Start Location
Locations Covered
PAKA-PAKA Land to Umatase’s bronze statue

※Rides are first-come-first-served (free).
※Waiting list for rides starts 10 minutes before each start time.


October 2nd, 3rd
First round from opening(About 30 minutes), second round 5:30pm-6:00pm, third round 6:15pm-6:45pm
First round Main Gate, second round PAKA-PAKA Land, third round PAKA-PAKA Land

※Events may change or be cancelled for various reasons, including weather or horse’s health.

An Illumination Featuring Around 3.5 Million Bulbs!

On every day featuring a Twinkle Race, the facility and the inside of the racecourse will be lit up with illuminations! Enjoy the beautiful lights along the racetrack, inside the racecourse, and along the stands.

Grounds Illumination

Every day featuring a Twinkle Race
From sundown onward ※Light-up time varies by date

※No admission to the inner racecourse area on days with races

Inner Racecourse Illumination Show

September 30th-October 4th
During races after sundown

※Illumination show will not be held if award ceremony will occur after race.
※Illumination show may be difficult to see from certain areas.

Beginners’ Counter

On every day featuring a Twinkle Race, there will be a “Beginners’ Counter” set up for beginners on the 1st floor of L-WING!

The counter will have a concierge available who will give free assistance and information on horse racing basics, such as how to buy betting tickets and how to read the racing forms. There will also be great-value beginners’ kits available for purchase! Furthermore, English and Chinese-speaking staff will be stationed at the counter.

If you’re new to horse racing and aren’t sure where to begin or want to know more about horse racing, be sure to stop by!

All dates with horse races until December 31st
From opening until the final race has been decided
Special area on the 1st floor of L-WING