The Star Festival

A two-day music event in Kyoto

Kim B   - 1 min read
Venue : Stihl no Mori When : Early Oct 2021

Running since 2012, the Star Festival is a two-day music event that takes place at Kyoto's Stihl no Mori park grounds. This year's event features a range of acclaimed DJs and musicians, including DJ Krush, Aoki Takamasa, and Kyoto's own Fumiya Tanaka to name a few. The event allows attendees to camp at the grounds while enjoying the lineup of talented artists.

Advance tickets can be purchased up until October 2nd, and the price is 1000 yen cheaper than purchasing it on the day of the event.

Do note that for the 2020 event, a range of mitigation measures are in place to prevent against the novel coronavirus, including temperature checks upon entry.

Getting there

The Star Festival takes place at Kyoto's Stihl no Mori park grounds.

A shuttle bus has been organized from the JR Sonobe Station to the venue - the one-way fare is 500 yen and the ride takes around 20 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available from the station and the approximate one-way fare is around 4000 yen.

For those who plan to drive to the venue, you'll need a parking ticket in advance. Details can be found on the official event website.

Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a re...