Started in Saitama's Chichibu in 2014, Japan's first all-outdoor film festival was last held in the forests of Yamanashi but heads to completely different surroundings for its 2017 edition. Take a break from the city on an October weekend, head down to the 'art island' of Sakushima south of Nagoya and watch movies under the night sky – everything from short films to full-length features will be shown on screens set up around the area, with screenings going on until early the next morning. Unlike in Yamanashi, you might not even need a coat: the average October low on the jungle-like Sakushima is 17 degrees. Programme details can be found here.
Hirako, Isshikicho-Sakushima, Nishio-shi
|Transport:||Nishio Station (Meitetsu Nishio line), then boat for 20 minutes from Isshiki Port|
Bus tour tickets ¥25,500, others sold out
- Sakushima Bus tour tickets ¥25,500, others sold out