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2023 Greater Kansas City Japan Festival

  • Saturday, October 07, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Johnson County Community College

Greater Kansas city

Japan Festival 

2023 Theme:  Kabuki

10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2023 | Johnson County Community College 

Adults $20; Student (HS or college with ID) $15; Children (6-13) $10; Children (under 6) free but ticket required.
Save $5 on each ticket purchased by October 6 by entering the discount code KABUKI when you purchase your tickets.


The festival is spread across multiple campus buildings: Midwest Trust Center, Regnier Center, Office and Classroom Building, Commons Building, Student Center

Kabuki artistThe Japan Festival is a one-day event held annually at Johnson County Community College, dedicated to educating and entertaining the Greater Kansas City metro area through an introduction to Japanese culture.

The Festival showcases the traditional culture, pop culture, food, and art of Japan, along with the vision, technology, and hopes for the future shared by the people of Japan and the people of the Kansas City area. It features Japanese musical performances, traditional Japanese foods, a Japanese candy artist, Japanese snacks and sweets, a Bazaar shopping extravaganza, exhibits Japanese cultural village for kids, martial arts, anime & manga, workshops, demonstrations, cultural presentations, and more.

We have some exciting changes to the festival this year!

Festival events will be spread out across several buildings on the JCCC campus:

  • Food has moved to the Commons building (COM), next to and inside of the JCCC food court
  • Japan-related booths including Oriental Supermarket are now in the Capitol Federal conference room in the Regnier Center (RC)
  • Information tables are spread throughout the festival (see maps once you get to campus)
  • Wristband pickup will be available at Box Office locations in
    • Midwest Trust Center (MTC)
    • Student Center (SC)
    • Regnier Center (RC)
    • outside the CoLab in the Office and Classroom Building (OCB)
  • Festival maps will be available on campus the day of the festival

We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets before October 7 so all you need to do when you get to campus is show your ticket and pick up your wristband.

To save $5 on each ticket you purchase, enter the code KABUKI at checkout!

If you purchase tickets the day of the festival, you'll have two locations to purchase: The Box Office in the MTC lobby and the Box Office Satellite in the Student Center.

If you purchase your tickets before the festival, please check in at one of the wristband pickup locations when you arrive at the festival to get your ticket scanned and receive your wristband.

The festival is presented by the Heart of America Japan-America Society. Since 1962, the Heart of America Japan-America Society (HAJAS) has made it our mission “To further the understanding between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by promoting social, cultural and educational exchanges.”

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