Enjoy Japanese subcultures, beautiful scenery and art in Okazaki!
Located close to Higashiyama, Okazaki is known as an area of arts as there are many cultural facilities and properties. “Okazaki Hare Butai” is a big festival that adopts the beautiful scenery, art and culture of Okazaki. It has been held since 2014 to boost Okazaki area. Okazaki Park is very wide and also popular for the wide pedestrian street to Heian Jingu Shrine. On the event day, there are many fairs in facilities such as Kyoto Zoo, museums and shops around Okazaki that visitors can stop by while strolling around. We recommend that you visit food vendors as you can taste the local cuisines from all over Japan! The food are all casual but loved by local people in Japan. You may like the outdoor live performance by Japanese pop idols and street performance for children as well. Therefore, both adults and children can enjoy this festival. There is a special offer for foreign visitors as well, so please feel free to visit Okazaki for “Okazaki Hare Butai”!
Project mapping (Okazaki Tokiakari)
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art will be beautifully illuminated in the method of project mapping in the evening. They draw the gorgeous pictures such as the Torii gate of Heian Jingu Shrine and animals by using LED lights. Please note that the themes of the project mapping may change each year.
Kyoto Okazaki red carpet
The red carpet will cover the former approach to Heian Jingu Shrine and many events are taken place there. You will surely enjoy watching the performance of the brass bands, street dances, Yosakoi which is a unique style of dance performed mainly for festivals and more! Moreover, there will be food vendors which sell local cuisines from all over Japan. Please also enjoy the Kyoto’s local beer and Sake!
Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair (Kyomaf)
This is the biggest trade fair of Manga and Anime in Western Japan that publishers, Anime production companies, TV stations and educational institutions will gather for this event. You can receive the latest information about Manga and Anime, and enjoy the talk show of the voice actors on the stage. The fee will be free if you are a foreign visitor (please show your passport at the entrance).
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Okazaki Hare Butai / 京都岡崎ハレ舞台
|Phone||*English guidance is NOT available Project mapping (Okazaki Tokiakari) & Kyoto Okazaki red carpet +81 75-222-4178 Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair (Kyomaf) +81 75-222-3324 Kyoto Cultural Art Festival +81 75-366-0033|
|Address||Okazaki Saishoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Directions||10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station by Subway Tozai Line|
|Event time||Project mapping (Okazaki Tokiakari) September 16th -17th from 6pm – 9pm Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair (Kyomaf) September 16th from 9am – 5pm September 17th from 9am – 4pm Kyoto Okazaki red carpet September 16th – 17th from 11am – 6pm|
|Cancellations||Most of the events will be held even if it rains (cancelled in case of the stormy weather)|
*Kyoto International Manga and Anime Fair ￥1,200/ Free for foreign guests (please show your passport at the entrance) and children below elementary school age (with their guardians)
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
It is a good point that the fee will be free if you are a foreign guest (please show your passport). Also, you may enjoy most of the events without Japanese language ability.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|