An annual summer highlight for Kanto area folks fond of watching movies in the great outdoors, Stardust Theater returns to Nagano’s picturesque Yatsugatake Natural & Culture Park for its 32nd edition. Head out into the mountains for roughly a month’s worth of cinematic action, beautifully projected onto a massive screen, and enjoy an offbeat film experience under the starry sky far away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Just don’t forget your warm jacket, as the 1,300m altitude ensures that it gets rather chilly at night. The programme, which can be viewed in full here, is a nice combo of old and new, Western and Japanese. This year's highlights include Makoto Shinkai's anime mega-hit Your Name, Hollywood darling La La Land and mountaineering documentary Meru.
Note that there are no screenings on August 4 and 5.
|Venue name:||Yatsugatake Natural & Culture Park||Contact:|
17217-1613 Haramura, Suwa-gun
|Opening hours:||9am-5pm (late Jul-late Aug until 6pm) / closed Tue, days after holidays|
|Transport:||Fujimi Station (Chuo Main line), then taxi for around 15min|