Thanks for coming to our 2022 event. See you in 2024!



Japan Festival Wellington is a biennial event celebrating Japanese culture in the Capital of Aotearoa - organised by the Wellington Japan Festival Trust with support from Embassy of Japan and Wellington City Council.

Whether it’s stunning martial arts displays, funky cosplay culture or the graceful tea ceremony, Japan Festival Wellington will have something for everyone.

The Trust was set up by WCC to ensure the future growth of the Festival. We are here to celebrate Japanese culture and our links with sister city Sakai and Japan.

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A big thank you from the Wellington Japan Festival Trust to all the many people –stallholders, performers, volunteers and our wonderful family of sponsors -- who helped make our 2022 event such a success. Some 20,000 people poured into the TSB Arena and the Japanese Food Hall in Shed Six on Saturday June 18 to enjoy all the fun on offer, from martial arts displays and funky cosplay culture to the graceful tea ceremony. 

Planning is now underway for the eighth Japan Festival Wellington in 2024, so watch this space!



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Becoming a Vendor

Registration is now closed for the 2022 Festival, but if you have missed the deadline, please contact us.

Don’t worry! Late submissions may be considered. Send us an enquiry here.

Food stall late submitters – click here.

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The Trust will abide by all Government Covid requirements. Your safety is our priority. All exhibitors will be contacted via email if there are any updates in the Covid situation.  


The environmental impact a festival can have is huge. To protect the future of our tamariki and the environment, the Trust asks you to choose more sustainable options where possible. There will be a waste-management system on the day which you will hear more about closer to the date.

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Thank you for your registration!

Our registration is now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who have shown interest to be a part of this exciting day! Our team will contact you with your role(s) and more information in the next few weeks - keep an eye out!

Registration now closed



Best Method

Public transport will be the best way to get to TSB arena.
There are plenty of bike parks available around the venue.

Closest Parking

Wilson Parking at the bottom of the TSB arena
$4.00 / 30mins - Maximum $30

Cheapest Parking

Street parking anywhere near the venue.
$1 / hour - maximum 3 hours
(Reduced parking fee until 30 June 2022)


Victoria Street Wilson Parking is an economical option if you want to park longer than 3 hours. $5 / hour - maximum $15 for 12 hours.

*There are no carparks allocated for exhibitors/vendors at the venue. Loading zone will be open to exhibitors pre-post festival but we suggest you park at Victoria Street parking if you wish to park your car for a whole day.