Embrace the Spirit of Japan: The ‘Taste of Japan’ Festival Returns!

Experience the Magic of Japan in Orange County

Get ready to embark on a cultural journey without leaving Orange County as the ‘Taste of Japan’ Festival returns to STC Anaheim GardenWalk from June 21 to June 23. This popular summer event will showcase a rich tapestry of Japanese culture, cuisine and entertainment, making it a fun event for all ages.

At the ‘Taste of Japan’ Festival, you can indulge in a culinary trip with a diverse selection of Japanese delicacies. From savory ramen to irresistible takoyaki, there’s something to satisfy every palate. This free cultural event features over 100 of the best Japanese vendors in Southern California, offering a variety of foods and goodies. Spread across all levels of the dog-friendly GardenWalk, you’ll find everything from barbecue to street food. Renowned eateries such as Shin-Sen-Gumi, Tanota and Daikokuya will be serving up their crowd-favorite dishes.

Live Entertainment and Cultural Immersion

The festival’s main stage will be alive with traditional Japanese drummers, martial artists and performances inspired by anime and other Japanese pop culture phenomena. This vibrant live entertainment will captivate audiences throughout the day, providing an immersive cultural experience.

Takumi Alley: A Market of Creativity and Culture

Takumi Alley is a creative and cultural market space brimming with Japanese art, handmade crafts and unique products. This is the perfect spot to shop for one-of-a-kind items and explore the artistic talents of local and Japanese artisans. Additionally, toy and anime vendors will be present, making this celebration a delight for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Yokocho: An Exclusive Experience for Adults

For those aged 21 and up, Yokocho offers a 13,000 square foot indoor VIP beer and sake garden. Here, you can taste your way through an authentic Japanese beer and sake experience, accompanied by traditional bar snacks and beverages. Hosted by the Japanese American Media Association, this exclusive area provides a unique opportunity to enjoy Japan’s renowned beverages in a vibrant, social setting.

Special Offers and Tickets

Don’t miss out on the exclusive limited goodie bags available for $45, which can be purchased online here. Additionally, Yokocho VIP tickets are available for $125 and can be purchased here. These tickets provide access to premium experiences and are sure to enhance your festival visit.

Why You Should Attend

The ‘Taste of Japan’ Festival is more than just an event; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich culture and culinary delights of Japan. Whether you’re a food enthusiast, a lover of Japanese art and culture, or simply looking for a fun and engaging way to spend a summer weekend, this festival offers something for everyone. Join them for a celebration that promises to be as enlightening as it is enjoyable and experience the magic of Japan right here in Orange County.

For more information on Taste of Japan, follow @tasteofjpn on Instagram and Facebook. Visit www.tasteofjpn.com or email info@tasteofjpn.com for additional details.

Limited Goodie Bags for $45 https://www.tasteofjpn.com/goodiebag and Yokocho VIP Tickets for $125 https://www.tasteofjpn.com/yokochofest are now available online.

Address: STC Anaheim Gardenwalk, 400 W. Disney Way, Anaheim
Date and Times:
June 21st (4pm – 9pm)
June 22nd (12pm – 8pm)
June 23rd (12pm – 6pm)

Photo credits: Photos courtesy of Taste of Japan


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