95 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tickets are now on sale for inaugural Taste of Japan, a cultural festival celebrating Japan, taking place at the iconic Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach. A celebration of the art, culture, and cuisine of the island nation, this family-friendly event will be a treat for all the senses, featuring a wide variety of Japanese culinary treats available for sale, as well as beautiful Japanese art and goodies. Traditional Japanese guitarists, drummers, martial artists, and samurai – among others – will be on center stage to entertain the crowd. For the adults, Taste of Japan offers a special VIP ticketed beer and sake garden, which will include an eclectic variety of all-you-can-drink beer and sake, as well as some special food items.
“We are thrilled to bring this culinary and cultural journey of Japan to Long Beach. From Japanese beer and sake, art and music, we think the eclectic community of Long Beach will have a great time experiencing Japan without leaving the beautiful waterfront of Downtown Long Beach.”
Food experiences will include everything from sushi to fresh-baked goods, shaved ice to BBQ, soups, and noodles, provided by some of the best traditional Japanese vendors in Southern California, including Okayama Kobo, Gindaco, Shinkai Ramen, Katsu Brothers and many more. Festival sponsors Sapporo and Hiro Sake will be on-hand creating a beautiful tasting experience in the VIP beer and sake garden, alongside Orion, Suntory and others. Handmade and artisan crafts, as well as toys and anime vendors will also be featured.
Enjoy Japanese pop culture, shopping, entertainment, activities will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. The Pike Outlets on South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Structure parking is available and ride-sharing for the sake drinkers is encouraged.
Guests can take advantage of early-bird pricing online now! Tickets are now on sale, and available here.
- GA: $5 pre-sale ($7 at the door)
- VIP: $60 pre-sale ($80 at the door)
- VIP tickets includes access to GA food and goods for sale, entertainment, as well as access to all-you-can-drink Japanese beer and sake garden + small variety of complimentary food items in the beer garden only
- Must be 21+