Vegan Festivals and Groups


Ethical VEGAN Fest 8th Impact
When: April 14, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: At Odaminami Park/小田南公園 in Amagasaki, Hyogo, pin to event
What: An ethically-themed vegan & vegetarian event, free entrance/入場無料
More info: Facebook event page (Japanese)

Vegan Gourmet Festival
When: April 21, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Tokyo and September, October and November each year
Where: Kiba Park in Tokyo on April 21, 2019 and again in September, Tsuruma Park in Nagoya in October, Okazaki Park in Kyoto in November
What: The largest vegan festival in Japan, featuring many food booths as well as other stores and presentations.
More info: Visit the website (Japanese)

Okinawa Vegan Matsuri
When: April 27, 2019, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: At Ginowan Marina Park/宜野湾マリーナ付属公園, pin to event
What: 100% plant-based food/100%植物性のフード, free entrance/入場無料
More info: Facebook event page (bilingual)

Vege and Fork Market
When: Twice yearly, May and November each year. Next event 5/18-5/20, 2019
Where: Asao Water Treatment Center, Kawasaki
What: An all-vegan event (except for some booths using honey) with a concept of no animal foods, dairy products, white sugar or food additives. Has a grassy area for picnicking. Bring your own picnic sheet or blanket. Begun in 2010.
More info: Visit the website (Japanese)

Tokyo Vegefood Festa
When: Once yearly, October or November each year
Where: Yoyogi Park in Tokyo
What: An all-vegan event.
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 (Japanese)
Animal Friends Niigata (Japanese)
Animal Rights for Japan
HEART Tokushima
Japan Animal Welfare Society (Japanese)
Japan Anti-Vivisection Association (JAVA)
Japan Cat Network
Japan Vegetarian Society (vegan and vegetarian)
Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (Japanese)
Nippon SPCA
Wild Welfare (not Japan-based but active in Japan)


The Tokyo Vegan Meetup Group runs the bilingual portal website with information about veganism in Japan and Tokyo.


3 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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