Worldwide music festival guide • Japan

Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in Japan and around the world

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Fuji Rock 2013

Fuji Rock 2013 © James Hadfield

Japan is rapidly becoming a destination for music-lovers across the world – not least because the country really knows how to put on a good festival. While there are some for which Japan is rightly famous (Fuji Rock is nothing short of a phenomenon – and with Jack Johnson headlining this year, it's proving it's not afraid to show its sensitive side), the country's more quirky festivals are worth a look-in, too – like Greenroom, a hippie-tastic bonanza of surfy beats and arty strummers that takes over a warehouse in Tokyo's Kanagawa Prefecture. But don't just take our word for it – read on for the complete lowdown on where to catch the best music fests in Japan.