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Visit Fuji Rock Festival in Japan

music festival in Japan

The Fuji Rock Festival was originally named Fuji Rock after first being held at the foot of Mt. Fuji in 1997. Today the rock festival is held annually at the Naeba Ski Resort in the Niigata prefecture, keeping the Fuji name even though no longer held at Mt. Fuji. The 3-day long festival featuring more than 200 international and Japanese artists and over 100,000 people attending, making it the biggest outdoor music event in Japan.

The Green stage is the main stage of the festival with a capacity of around 50,000 people. Beside the main stage there are six other larger stages and several smaller stages spread all around the festival area.
Beside enjoying music there is also a large variety of food stalls from all over the world.

The festival has previously featured musicians like Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chemical Brothers, Courtney Love, Muse and many more.

Date

Fuji Rock Festival is held at the last weekend of July (3 days).

Location

Address: 202 Mikuni, Yuzawa, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture 949-6212

The festival is annually held at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture, around 200 km north-west of Tokyo.
For visitors heading out from Tokyo, get on the Joetsu Shinkansen from Tokyo station and get off at the JR Echigo-Yuzawa station, taking about 1 hour and 20 minutes. During the festival a shuttle bus operates from the Echigo-Yuzawa station to Naeba Ski Resort. The bus takes around 50 minutes and costs 500 Yen for a one-way ride to the festival area, the return fare is free.

shuttle buses for Fuji Rock Festival

For directions to Echigo-Yuzawa station check google map directions here.

Admission

1-day ticket2-day ticket3-day ticket
19,000 Yen36,000 Yen43,000 Yen
Free admission for children under 13. Requires accompanying guardian.

*Please note that the prices above are the ticket prices for Fuji Rock Festival 2016 and may be subject to change.

Other:
Car parking is available for 3,000 Yen per day.
Camping space is available for 3,000 Yen per person (covering all 3 days).