Vegan Festivals and Groups


Tokyo Vegefood Festa
When: October/November each year (29 and 30 November 2014)
Where: Yoyogi Park in Tokyo
What: An all vegan event with about 100 food stalls, as well as workshops and talks.
More info: Visit the website (Japanese)

Kyoto Vegetarian Festival
When: November each year (last held in 2012)
Where: Umeko-ji Park in Kyoto
What: Over 100 vegan food stalls, as well as other stores, presentations and videos.
More info: Visit the website (English)

Nagoya Vegan Gourmet Festival
When: May each year
Where: Tsuruma Park in Nagoya
What: The newest vegan festival. Includes food stalls, other stores and talks.
More info: Visit the website (Japanese)


There are also vegan meetup groups around Japan, like the Tokyo Vegan Meetup Group and the Kansai Vegan Meetup Group. Try to find or make one in your local area!


Below are some of the animal protection groups in Japan (note not all are vegan).

All Life in a Viable Environment
Animal Friends Niigata
Animal Rights for Japan
HEART Tokushima
Japan Animal Welfare Society (Japanese)
Japan Anti-Vivisection Association (JAVA)
Japan Cat Network
Japan Farm Animal Welfare Initiative (Japanese)
Japan Vegetarian Society (vegan and vegetarian)
Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments
Nippon SPCA


2 thoughts on “Vegan Festivals and Groups

  1. Robert

    Since nobody has commented here so far, thank you so mich for all this work! I just arrived in Japan today and was so relieved to find your blog! This will make this trip a breeze 😀

  2. Ken Young

    This list is not updated. There’s an Ethical Vegan Fest in Kyoto this year on 31st October 2016 and it’s already the 3rd edition of it being held.


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