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Fuji Rock Festival 2017

Fuji Rock Festival 2017, held at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture, saw a lineup of stellar artists including Bjork, Lorde, The XX, Gorillaz, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer

Fuji Rock Festival 2017

The biggest Japan’s summer music festival, Fuji Rock will return to Niigata’s Naeba in late July. Some big names, such as Björk, Gorillaz, and Lorde will headline the three-day festival, from July 28th to July 30th, with more than 200 other international and local artists, making it the largest outdoor music event in Japan. Fuji Rock Festival is named so because the first event in 1997 was held at the base of Mount Fuji. Since 1999, the festival has been moved to Niigata’s Naeba Ski Resort, where you will have the most fantastic and craziest summer.

Heading to Fuji Rock Festival

The Fuji Rock Festival is one of the best outdoor music festivals of summer in Japan. Amazing music in the mountains. This short guide gives you the basics you need to sort out your tickets, transportation and accommodation.

Sakura and Spring Skiing

Spring in Japan is cherry blossom or sakura season. The glorious pink and white flowers bloom up and down the length of the country for a month long period.

Naeba Ski Resort

Taking a break from our usual snowboarding turf, my friend and I decided to check out Naeba Ski Resort. Just on the other side of the mountains from where I live, Naeba occupies a sleepy corner of Yuzawa in Niigata prefecture. Most of the year this area is pretty desolate and relaxed, with the occasional hiker passing through. Come winter though, it explodes in a sea of white excitement. Multiple ski resorts host thousands of skiers and Snowboarders who drive in from all sections of Japan. We had the good fortune of spending two great days riding under perfect blue skies.