At Experience Japan, we believe an inter-cultural community is a learning community.
We believe everyone on the island of Ireland should have the opportunity to experience wonderment at authentic Japanese culture.
We've been building partnerships and connecting communities as a non-profit since 2010. Come enjoy our events to the fullest!
Our flagship event is the 🌸Hanami Festival — a fun, family-friendly day out which takes place on the grounds of Farmleigh House.
The event follows the Japanese tradition of hanami (花見), where friends come together to watch flowers blossom and mark the beginning of Spring.
Each year we showcase a selection of musical and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, seminars, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts.
Expect also to enjoy a range of Japanese food options!
Many festival-goers dress for the occasion: following Japanese fashion subcultures, in traditional styles like kimono, or in cosplay.
We are so excited to see you again in person!
Please see details about our upcoming Festival here:
Experience Japan is a volunteer-run organisation, and our Hanami Festival has received awards in both Ireland and Japan for its contributions to building bridges between our cultures.
If you are interested in contributing to or volunteering at future events, please see here: