Vegan Festivals and Groups


Vege and Fork Market
When: Twice yearly, May and November each year. Begun in 2010.
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.
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)

Vegan Gourmet Festival
When: September, October and November each year
Where: Kiba Park in Tokyo 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)

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


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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