Guam is a melting pot of different cultures and among them; Japanese culture stands out as one of the oldest. To honor this culture and to serve as a bonding, the Japan Autumn festival is celebrated every year in Guam. This year too, the 38th edition of the festival shall be celebrated on November 18, 2017 at the Ypao Park (Governor Joseph Flores Memorial Park), from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
The Japan Autumn Festival or “Akimatsuri”, began in 1977 in a 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 is enjoyed by an audience of 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.
As you land in Guam to attend this festival, make sure you are booked in Wyndham Gardens. A great place to relax and unwind, this hotel also provides shuttle service to the festival venue.