The best art festivals of 2017

Our picks of must-visit art festivals going on in Japan this year
Japan Alps Art Festival | Time Out Tokyo
By Time Out Tokyo Editors |

International art festivals are becoming all the rage in Japan, with success stories like Niigata's Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale inspiring artists, event organisers and municipalities all across the country to set up their own jamborees. This year, the selection of triennales, biennales and annual affairs ranges from established names like the Yokohama Triennale to newcomers like the Japan Alps Art Festival and the Reborn Art Festival up in Ishinomaki. Grab your schedule and start making plans – 2017 is looking like a real feast for adventurous artsy types.

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