Yoyogi Park, hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, showcasing different cultures from around the world. One of the best of these is the Arabian Festival, which takes place over two days in early July and celebrates Middle Eastern culture.
The 2023 incarnation of the Arabian Festival will be held on the 1st and 2nd of July at Yoyogi Park Event Square.
If you are looking for something to do in Tokyo during July here you can witness an exciting shisha competition featuring seven competing businesses vying for recognition as Tokyo’s best shisha cafe.
In addition to that, there are mesmerizing belly dancing performances and lip-smacking Arabic cuisine available for purchase – not forgetting about wandering through an authentic market area brimming with handicrafts from Arabia.
Admission into this event is free; however do keep some yen handy if planning on purchasing souvenirs or indulging in cravings within its sweet aroma-filled environment.
Arabian Fes: Celebrating the Diverse Culture, Fashion and Cuisine of Arab Countries
Yoyogi Park is gearing up to host an exciting event – the Arabian Fes (short for Festival) that highlights the rich cultural diversity, fashion trends and culinary treats of various Arab countries. The festival aims at educating people about different facets of Arabic heritage which vary greatly across nations like Egypt, Morocco or Dubai.
Don’t Miss Out on Belly Dancing Performances and Shisha Competition
Get ready to be mesmerized by the stunning belly dancing performances of renowned artists. And if that’s not enough, watch as different cafes compete for the coveted title of the best shisha provider in town.
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Experience the Rich Culture of Arabia at Shibuya’s Cafe Bohemia Festival in Yoyogi Park This July
In addition to providing a feast for foodies with its offerings of delectable traditional Arabic and halal cuisine, this festival promises an abundance of merriment. The highly anticipated event will feature live performances from talented musicians and DJs who are sure to ignite the stage with their blazing beats. But that’s not all – attendees can also witness belly dance teams compete against each other while gyrating rhythmically for a chance at winning a coveted cash prize. Don’t miss out on what is undoubtedly going to be quite an impressive spectacle.
How The Arabian Festival Came To Be
A decade ago, the vibrant neighborhood of Shibuya saw the establishment of a unique venue: ‘Cafe Bohemia.’ Known for its mouthwatering Middle Eastern cuisine and captivating belly dance performances, this restaurant quickly became a cultural hub. Fast forward ten years, and the same creative minds behind ‘Cafe Bohemia’ have now gifted Tokyo with the remarkable ‘Arabian Fest.’
Last Years Festival
Last year, in 2022, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the inaugural ‘Arabian Fest’ was held in Yoyogi Park. To the delight of the organizers, the festival was met with a wave of enthusiastic visitors, proving a resounding success even amidst trying times.
Arabian Festival 2023
Looking to repeat the success of 2022, the team plans to continue the ‘Arabian Fest’ this year, adhering to the vision of the Greater Middle East, as proposed by the G8. This means that attendees can look forward to a rich tapestry of cultural experiences from this diverse region.
True to its commitment to showcasing the variety of Middle Eastern cultures, this year’s festival lineup includes the enthralling belly dance competition ‘EXOTIC JAPAN 2023.’ For the adventurous, there’s also a hookah contest on the cards.
All are Welcome
This cultural extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the continuous support from Earth Garden, the key collaborator on the project. The team at LD&K, headed by Hidemasa Otani, warmly invites everyone to participate in the ‘Arabian Fest’ 2023. Whether you’re a longtime lover of Middle Eastern culture or a curious newbie, there’s something for everyone. So, mark your calendars, and prepare for an unforgettable cultural voyage.
How to Easily Reach Yoyogi Park in Tokyo
Yoyogi Park, a green oasis located at the heart of city life in Tokyo can be easily accessed via Harajuku Station on JR Yamanote Line. For those travelling by Tokyo Metro, Meijijingumae and Yoyogi-Koen Stations are also available within comfortable walking distance.
Name: earth garden “Summer” 2023 × ARABIAN FESTIVAL 2023
Dates: Saturday, July 1, 2023, and Sunday, July 2, 2023
- July 1 (Sat), 2023: 12:00 – 21:00
- July 2 (Sun), 2023: 12:00 – 19:00
Location: Yoyogi Park Event Square