A Cultural Experience with Flavour: Find out What's Cooking at the 2016 Festival of Japan

The 2016 Festival of Japan will give visitors the opportunity to sample some of the tasty cuisine on offer at Japan’s year-round matsuri.

The Festival of Japan will introduce a tasty new addition to its schedule for 2016, with a "Festival Foods of Japan" stall that will introduce visitors to the many delicacies of Japan's year-round matsuri. It will be stationed opposite Rhythm Snow Sports and open for the duration of the festival (Jan 20-27) from 12 noon to 9:30 pm – perfect for a quick bite on the way to your evening event.

Dishes will range from sauteed noodles to skewered chicken and, at just 500 yen/plate, it's well worth indulging in this particular cultural experience.

As always, there will be a range of other events and activities for festival visitors to enjoy, including the crowd favourite Taiko Welcoming performance and the Discover Sake night with the Niseko Jazz Trio.

For more information about the event or a detailed event schedule, head to the official Festival of Japan website.

Photos from the 2015 Festival of Japan

2016 Festival of Japan Events

The Festival Foods of JapanJanuary 20–2712:00pm – 9:00pm
Taiko Welcoming with Yotei TaikoJanuary 207:00pm – 7:30pm
Opening CeremonyJanuary 207:30pm – 8:30pm
Discover Sake with The Niseko Jazz TrioJanuary 216:30pm – 8:30pm
The Martial Arts of JapanJanuary 227:30pm – 8:30pm
Discover the Soul of JapanJanuary 235:00pm – 6:30pm
Discover the Ainu pt. I, Afternoon SessionJanuary 247:30pm – 8:30pm
Discover the Ainu pt. I, Evening SessionJanuary 247:30pm – 8:30pm
Music Through the History of JapanJanuary 257:30pm – 8:30pm
TBCJanuary 26TBC
Closing CeremonyJanuary 277:30pm – 8:30pm