Japan Cider Cup

Rules, Fees & Entry Info


  • Call for entries into the Japan Cider Cup 2024 tasting competition is open from 1 October 2023 until 31 January 2024.
  • Maximum five entries per entrant accepted.
  • Cidermaker entrants residing in Japan will receive a special care package courtesy of our event partner, Fermentis by Lesaffre (limit one per entrant).
  • Ciders must be registered, their fees paid in full, and received at our collection point by 31 January 2024, to be eligible.
  • Ciders will be scored across multiple rounds of judging conducted by inCiderJapan.
  • Winning ciders will be announced and showcased at the Japan Cider Cup event on Saturday, 13 April 2024.
  • Certificates will be issued to all entrants and prizes awarded to winning ciders.


  • DOMESTIC: ¥17,500 per entry for the first two entries. ¥15,000 per entry for entries three, four, and five.
    Enter now until 31 October 2023 and take advantage of our early entry discount: ¥16,000 per entry for the first two entries. ¥14,000 per entry for entries three, four, and five.
  • INTERNATIONAL: ¥15,000 per entry for the first entry. ¥10,000 per entry for entries two, three, four, and five.
  • Ciders that won gold in 2023 may be entered for free, but requires at least one other paid entry.
  • Japan Cider Cup 2024 sponsor vendors and advertising sponsors receive a ¥2500 discount per entry. (If you are interested in becoming a sponsor vendor or advertising sponsor, please contact us below).
  • All shipping fees are the sole responsibility of the entrant.


  • Entry Form for the Japan Cider Cup tasting competition can be found here.
  • Three bottles or cans per entry are required.
  • Payment can be made with PayPal, credit card via Stripe, or bank transfer (Japan only). 
  • Once payment has been confirmed, entrant will be emailed details on where to ship their cider(s).
  • When shipping ciders, please take extreme care to pack them carefully. Liability for any damage(s) caused during transit is assumed by the shipper.