Japan Festival of Wellington

Experience the flavours, sights and sounds of Japan under one roof at the Japan Festival on 24 November 2018 at the TSB Bank Arena.

Colorful pieces of origami.

The Japan Festival happens every two years in Wellington and is a celebration of Wellington’s international relations with Japan and our Sister City Sakai

It brings Japanese culture and businesses to the capital for an array of spectacular events. 

At the Festival members of Wellington’s Japanese community join visiting experts and performers to showcase traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. 

The Festival includes non-stop stage entertainment, exhibitions, cultural and  food stalls and workshops. It is organised by Wellington City Council, the Embassy of Japan and the Wellington Japan Festival Trust and is sponsored by the Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.