Are you looking for a fun activity for any age?

Do you like to eat delicious food?

Have you ever wanted to feel like you’re in Japan without leaving NYC?

Now that the weather is nice, check out NYC’s outdoor Japanese Food Festival:


Photograph: Courtesy of Japan Fes

Time Out says:

Crowds flock to this delicious pop-up, which runs from spring through the fall, transforming parts of NYC into a sliver(1)of Japan. This massive festival attracts more than 250,000 people every year. This year, it’ll be held 20 times during the season running through October 28, making it the biggest JAPAN Fes yet. Locations include Chelsea, Astoria, NoMad, Park Slope, the East Village and more. 

Snack on treats from 750 vendors inspired by Japanese and East Asian street food like takoyaki (octopus balls), sushi, gyoza, Korean-style rice hot dogs, Taiwanese popcorn chicken, and much more. After you’re full, shop for Japanese crafts and gifts featured at the event.

Here’s the full JAPAN Fes schedule for 2023:


— April 15 in Chelsea
— April 29 in Chelsea
— April 30 in Astoria


— May 20 in NoMad
— May 21 in Park Slope


— June 4 in Midtown West
— June 17 in the East Village
— June 18 in Park Slope


— July 2 in Astoria
— July 15 in Chelsea


— August 26 in the East Village
— August 27 in the East Village


— September 9 in the Upper East Side
— September 16 in Chelsea
— September 17 in Chelsea


— October 7 in the East Village
— October 8 in the Upper West Side
— October 28 in the East Village


Sliver: a small, thin piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.


  1. Japan Fes New York is back for 2023 with a massive foodie festival (timeout.com)
  2. Sliver- Oxford English Dictionary
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