The 40th Japan Autumn Festival (11/16/2019)
The 40th Autumn Festival Radio Notification (* A playback-enabled browser is required for playback)
The Japan Autumn Festival (“Akimatsuri”) began in 1977 in a small hotel parking lot owned by Japanese individuals. They wanted to provide an opportunity for Japanese children on Guam to experience a traditional Japanese festival. As the event flourished throughout the years, the festival transferred to its current site at Ypao Park in 1983. Akimatsuri has now become very popular among the local residents as well. It is enjoyed by an audience of more than 30,000 people, which makes it the largest Japan cultural event on island.
With the support of more than 90 corporations and organizations, the Japan Autumn Festival will offer over 40 stalls of remarkable food, drinks, and fun-filled games as well as the Mikoshi Parade and variety of Japanese and local performances on stage.
This celebration serves as the perfect opportunity for all Guam residents and the Japanese community to come together as one, to bond, and enjoy the Japanese culture.
We will be celebrating the 40th Japan Autumn Festival on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM- 9:00 PM at the Governor Joseph Beach Park (Ypao Beach Park).
Parking will be available across OKA payless with free shuttle services to Ypao Beach Park every 15 minutes starting at 1:30 PM. The last shuttle will leave Ypao Beach Park at 10:05 PM. Accessible parking will also be available at the Hilton entrance, entering from the right side gate to the lower parking near the amphitheater.
Booklets of 10 tickets are being sold until November 15 at the Japan Club of Guam Office located on the 1st floor of Pia Marine between 10am to 5pm except Wednesday, weekends and holidays. Tokyo Mart in Tamuning will begin selling tickets from November 12 – November 15 between 10am to 8:00pm. Japanese School in Mangilao will begin selling tickets from November 8 – November 13 (except 11/10) between 8:45am to 4pm. Tickets will also be available at the event ticket booths on the day of the event.
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors; Bank of Guam, Guam Visitors Bureau, Bank of Hawaii and TakeCare.