Visit Japan Without Leaving Philly

For centuries, Japan has celebrated the return of spring with ohanami​ - parties beneath the blossoming cherry trees with food, drink, and entertainment. Now you can experience this delightful tradition without days of arduous travel. A project of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration not only of these beautiful blossoms, but of Japanese music, art, food, and culture. 

Over the course of a week, the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, a restaurant week—Dine Out Japan, as well as live musical and dance performances. 

The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more. Other major events include our Silent Auction, Japanese Culture Week, and the Cherry Blossom 5K. For more details and events, check our calendar.

2015 Sakura Sunday Food Vendors

Wandering around the festival grounds, catching some performances on the Main Stage, singing karaoke at Little Akiba, learning to play Go, touring Shofuso, and doing all that goldfish scooping at Kodomo Corner can really work a number on you. When your stomach starts growling and it's time to chow down or you just need a quick snack, we've got you covered at Sakura Sunday with a delectable selection of Japanese, American, and other International treats.


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