Get back into the groove this green season while enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends. Always check event websites for updates on artists and protocols before making plans.
Enjoying camping and dance music in the subtropical Izu Peninsula for a three-day party to kick off Golden Week.
When: April 29 – May 1
Where: Higashi-izu, Shizuoka
Step back in time with ‘70s and ‘80s music at Brewery Gardens Shuzenji with a pint of local craft beer made on the spot and a fun weekend of camping. Live DJ performances start from 6:30 p.m., but you can get the party started earlier at the taproom.
When: Apr. 29
Where: Shuzenji, Shizuoka
If you’re staying in town for Golden Week, check out this almost-week-long festival in Chiba City.
When: May 1-7
Where: Chiba City, Chiba
Camp and enjoy live music at the foot of Mt Fuji in a relaxed, open-air space.
When: May 14-15
Where: Fuji, Shizuoka
This mountaintop festival lets you enjoy the best of Hakuba’s green season. Enjoy a weeklong festival with music, camping, hot air balloon rides, a trail run, fitness workshops and yoga. Held at Hakuba Iwatake Mountain Resort, this festival works with Protect Our Winters Japan to raise awareness of environmental conservation.
When: May 21-29
Where: Hakuba, Nagano
If you missed Fuji & Sun, check out this camping festival also held near Mt. Fuji. BBQ sets available.
When: May 21-22
Where: Gotemba, Shizuoka
Enjoy the start of summer at this lakeside getaway with live music, camping, food booths and a market.
When: May 27-29
Where: Inawashiro, Fukushima
This annual surf and beach lifestyle festival features Def Tech, Vaundy and Nulbarich. Check the website for updates and enjoy a day by the Yokohama seaside.
When: May 28-29
Where: Yokohama, Kanagawa
Fujimi Kogen Ski Resort transforms into an outdoor stage for this camp and music festival. The event is set against the peaks of Yatsugatake and easily accessible by car from Tokyo.
When: June 11-12
Where: Fujimi, Nagano
While the official lineup is still being confirmed, early bird tickets are already available for Japan’s most iconic music festival. Stay at a nearby lodge or hotel, or camp out for the three-day event.
When: July 29-31
Where: Naeba, Niigata
This festival famous for featuring popular international artists is finally back after three years, boasting a line up that includes Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Carly Rae Jepsen, All Time Low, The 1975, The Offspring and more.
When: Aug. 20-21
Where: Tokyo and Osaka