Experience a taste of Japanese culture as the vibrant Japan Matsuri returns to Trafalgar Square, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the UK’s Japan Society this year.
The annual festival transforms this central part of the capital into an outpost of Japan between 10am and 8pm, with a heady mix of music, dance, food and family entertainment. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, Japanese songs and dance performances across two stages, including special appearances from Joji Hirota and the London Taiko Drummers, traditional dancing by Aozasa Shishi Odori, Tezuma magician Taiju Fujiyama and energising exercise routines from Radio Taiso.
Tuck into delicious Japanese festival food at one of the many stalls, and children of all ages can lose themselves in the wonders of calligraphy and origami in the activity tent. Get creative drawing on the giant canvas wall and take part in the fantastic Nodojiman karaoke competition.
With something for all the family to enjoy, Japan Matsuri is the perfect mix of culture and fun.