Festival food stalls
Enjoy the atmosphere with delicious Japanese festival food from a host of brightly coloured stalls. Graze on classic Japanese street food snacks such as gyoza dumplings, karaage fried chicken, takoyaki octopus balls, yakisoba noodles, or okonomiyaki pancakes. Those after something more substantial will find wagyu burgers, ramen, bento boxes, donburi rice bowls and sushi. For dessert try red-bean jam dorayaki pancakes, kakigori (shaved ice with syrup) and mochi rice cakes.
As in previous years, everything will kick off bright and early at 10am and the action will run non-stop all the way through until 8pm in the evening. With two stages, there is plenty to see all day with an exciting main stage programme and amazing displays of martial arts on the second stage. Enjoy demonstrations of Kendo, Karate, Aikido and for the first time at Japan Matsuri, Kyudo archery. Swing to the beat of taiko drumming or sing along to the Japan Matsuri song on the main stage. There is even a chance to sing on stage if you fancy entering the ever popular Nodojiman karaoke singing contest!
Stop by the activity tent to play traditional matsuri games, or learn Japanese crafts from origami and calligraphy to manga cartoon drawing... and much more!
Visit the official Japan Matsuri website for further details www.japanmatsuri.com