While the world is rushing to European and North American festivals, we have great festivals like Fuji Rock right here in Asia!
The Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival held in Naeba Ski Resort, in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The three-day event, organized by Smash Japan, features more than 200 Japanese and international musicians, and an audience of 100,000 making it the largest outdoor music event in Japan.
Originally held in 1997, the festival was held at the base of Mount Fuji, where it got its name from. Since 1999 the festival has been shifted to the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Niigata. There are seven main stages and other minor stages scattered throughout the site. The walks between some of the stages can be long, and some of the trails can be hilly, but the walks are beautiful, often taking you through forests and over sparkling streams. Dragondola – the longest gondola lift in the world, carries festival goers up to the top of the mountain overlooking the festival site.
Check out for yourself what the 2016 edition looked like :
1. The breathtaking venue amidst nature.
2. Can camping and leisure get any better?
3. Time to get on your feet and groove!
4. Beautiful people!
5. Mesmerizing decorations.
6. Fuji Rock will be back again for another year of unique experiences.