Celebrate Japanese culture and cuisine at the first ever Taste of Japan, heading to the iconic Pike Outlets in Downtown Long Beach September 14. This family-friendly festival will be a cultural journey for all the senses, featuring a wide variety of Japanese culinary treats available for purchase, as well as beautiful Japanese art, anime and more. Traditional Japanese guitarists, drummers, martial artists, and samurai – among others – will be on center stage to entertain the crowd. For the adults, Taste of Japan offers a special VIP ticketed beer and sake garden, which will include an eclectic variety of all-you-can-drink beer and sake, including Sapporo, Orion, Suntory, and Hiro sake, as well as some special food items.
Food experiences throughout the festival will include everything from sushi and fresh-baked goods, to BBQ, soups and noodles. Enjoy Japanese pop culture, shopping, entertainment and activities that will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Structure parking is available and ride sharing for the sake drinkers is encouraged.