JAPANESE FESTIVAL

Labor Day Weekend

September 3–5, 2022

Saturday and Sunday | 9 a.m.–8 p.m. 

Monday | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Grounds open at 9 a.m. and then remain open until 10 p.m. for candlelight walks on Saturday and Sunday 

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States.


Since 1977 the Garden has proudly hosted this unique event at one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America. A fruitful collaboration with several local Japanese-American organizations provides authentic Japanese music, art, dance, food, and entertainment for thousands of visitors each year. 

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Admission

Free

Festival-level

members and above

$16

General

Ages 13 and up

$5

Ages 12 and under

$8

Member

Ages 13 and up

FREE

Ages 12 and under

Advance tickets are required.

Bon Odori Dancing

Bonsai and Ikebana Demonstration and Display

Candlelight Walk

Origami Display

Ice Sculpture

Kimono

Martial Arts

Okashi Fashion and Cosplay Show

Omikoshi

Opening Ceremony/Taiko Drums

Rakugo

St. Louis Okinawa Eisa

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

Storyteller’s Juubako

Sumo

Teahouse Island Tours

The Way of Tea Demonstration—Chanoyu

Toro Nagashi

Zen and Japanese Culture

Festival Events