Many music festivals are held in Japan during the summer. Some of you may be visiting Japan to join the festival and to enjoy sightseeing at the same time.

If you are interested in going to those festivals, you should purchase the tickets in advance as some will go sold out pretty early.

 

1. Rock, Pop, Electronic, and J-Pop, All-In-One Fes

Fuji Rock Festival and Summer Sonic are the two biggest festivals held in Japan every year with the gorgeous lineup.

FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL is undeniably the most well-known music festival in Japan held in the beautiful nature of Niigata Prefecture. (It’s not held in Mt. Fuji!)

While FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL is great for nature-lovers, SUMMER SONIC is an attractive festival for those who want to enjoy festivals in cities. It is held in Chiba and Osaka.

FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL

Dates
Usually the last weekend (Fri-Sun) of July

Location
Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Pref.

Website
FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL

SUMMER SONIC

Dates
Usually the 3rd weekend of August

Location
ZOZOMARINE FIELD & MAKUHARI MESSE, Chiba Pref.
MAISHIMA SUMMER SONIC OSAKA SITE. Osaka Pref.

Website
SUMMER SONIC

 

 

2. J-Pop/Rock Festivals

These three festivals are famous as J-Pop/Rock only festivals. Not only the website but also at the venue, pretty much everything will be in Japanese, but if you are a J-pop fan, why not?

ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL

Dates
Usually 1st and 2nd weekend of August

Location
Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki Pref.

Website
ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL

RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL

Dates
Usually the 2nd Friday and Saturday

Location
Tarukawa Wharf of Ishikari, Hokkaido Pref.

Website
RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL

ap bank fes

Dates
Usually in mid-July

Location
Changes every year

Website
ap bank fes

 

3. Electronic Dance Music

The Labyrinth

Dates
Usually in the mid to late September

Location
Naeba Greenland, Niigata Pref.

Website
The Labyrinth

ULTRA JAPAN

Dates
Usually the 3rd weekend of September

Location
Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park, Tokyo Pref.

Website
ULTRA JAPAN