December 21, 2015


Mark your calendar! This year, the 7th Japan Festival Boston will be held for 2 days!


Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 12 pm – 8 pm

Location: Boston Common

Admission: Free

We will feature 10 delicious food booths just for you to enjoy prior to the actual festival day. So come on down and slur those ramen noodle in the common!


Sunday, April 29, 2018
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Location: Boston Common
Admission: Free

Regular booths, food booths, workshop, stage performances, cosplay contest, raffles, and kids corner for the little ones this year!

What is Japan Festival?

In 2012, the first Japan Festival Boston was hosted, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the friendship gift of cherry blossom trees from Kyoto (the sister city of Boston) to Washington D.C. The Japan Festival Boston gives us a chance to share our culture with the Greater Boston area, and we have been expanding this festival each year. The festival is completely organized by Volunteers (more than 380 volunteers in 2017), and supported by many sponsors and contributors of fundraising.

Mission Statement

• To show our appreciation and gratitude to Boston We appreciate Boston for giving us our homes, our unparalleled education, and thriving business.

• To introduce authentic Japanese culture, and to pass on our traditions to the next generation We would like to give every person a chance to experience authentic Japanese culture at ”Matsuri” (a Japanese-style street festival) without having to travel to Japan.

• To bring together the community as one We hope to develop a friendship with other communities

• To ensure that the Japan Festival Boston continues for the next 100 years and beyond

Together we can bring a fun, entertaining, and educational Japan Festival!

Japan Festival Boston Driving Committee
Honorary President – Consulate General of Japan In Boston­ Rokuichiro Michii

Kazuhiro Aotani
Etsuko Yashiro

Hosting Organizations
The Japanese Business Bureau of Boston (JBBB)
Japanese Association of Greater Boston
Showa Womens Institute
New England JET Alumni Association Greater Boston Japanese Student

Supporting Organizations
Consulate General of Japan in Boston
Japan Society of Boston

For more Information
Japan Festival Boston
Phone: 781-492-4307

For  Public Relations
Contact person: Miho Owens
Phone: 781-728-5739