Tourism is Guam’s biggest market and Japanese tourists constitute a big chunk of the tourist arrivals every year. In this context, it is only natural that Japanese culture tends to seep into Guam’s daily life. Also, Guam is very close to Japan geographically and this proximity also reflects in the tourism statistics of Guam. Hence, it is imperative that Guam celebrates Japan in its cultural calendar. Hence, to cater to the Japanese tourists, cultural extravaganza and Japanese cuisine have taken prominent place in Guam’s socio-cultural set up. A festival celebrating the Japanese spirit, known as The annual Japan Autumn Festival, or “Akimatsuri” in Japanese, is celebrated every year.
This festival has become one of Guam’s most reputed cultural gathering events, where Japanese visitors of all ages are entertained with traditional Japanese Festival events and a variety of Japanese cuisine and amusing games for the children. Apart from Japanese cultural events and cuisine, local talent is also exhibited to showcase a great blend of cultures.
This year, the event is being held at Governor Joseph Flores Beach Park on November 19, 2016. When you visit Guam for this festival, stay at Wyndham Gardens, to allow yourself the great opportunity to not only watch this festival but also experience the great hospitality on offer.