Japan Korea Exchange Festival (Nikkan Koryu Matsuri)
This annual festival celebrating friendship between Japan and South Korea is a melting pot of traditional culture, music and food. Also known as the Nikkan Koryu Matsuri, the event mixes Japanese and Korean culture, encouraging cultural exchange through performances, demonstrations, talks and booths with a simultaneous event held in South Korea. Try delicious Korean dishes, learn more about the country’s culture and enjoy a variety of entertainment from dance teams and martial arts demos to idol groups and traditional music. A “secret” K-pop concert with surprise guests is also a major part of the festivities but concert tickets are only available through a special postal lottery; check out the website for full details nearer the date.