Immerse yourself in the most spectacular facets of Japanese culture this fall at Tokyo Night Festival. The two-day festival slated for this November touts itself as “the largest Japanese festival the nation has seen” and promises sumo wrestling, live performances, endless eats, and much more!
If you weren’t excited enough for all the festivities taking place in Houston this fall – not excluding a witchy pagan festival, haunted cocktail soirée, and Oktoberfest – we have another reason.
Beginning November 11, Tokyo Night Festival is a spectacular two-day festival that plans to be “largest attraction in Houston for the Japanese communities to support one another”.
The festival location has since been changed. Tokyo Night Festival will no longer be taking place at Lucky Land, but will instead be held at Texas Festival Grounds.
Primarily a food festival, Tokyo Night Festival will feature a vast amount of Japanese food and drink vendors including:
- Shun Japanese Kitchen
- Tokyo Maid Cafe
- Tatsunoya Ramen
- Hako Bento Box Company
- Ramen Tatsuya
- Japan Bites
- Japanese Association of Greater Houston (Takoyaki)
- Crawfish and Noodles
- Fat Cow
- Dumpling Haus
- Burger Chan
- Click Virtual Food Hall
- Teagu Cafe
- Cao Bao
- Aqua S
- Global Republic
- Kuramoto Ice
- Hella Bubble
- BB Concessions
- Dream Eaters Coffee
- Lincoln Bar
Additionally, the festival will feature a variety of live performances ranging from martial arts showcases, musical performances, and an official sumo tournament.
Live performances artists include:
- Swishahouse and Michael “5000” Watts
- Zeebra – Japanese Hip Hop Artist
- G Yamazawa – Nisei Japanese Hip hop Artist
- Kaminari Taiko Houston
- Takumi Kato – World Wadaiko Champion
- Hiromi Onoe – Onoe-Ryu Traditional Japanese Dance
- Paida – American Japanese Idol
- Juju – British Dancer/Choreographer
- Nevos Tyler – Houston Hip Hop Artist
- Melancholiaaah! – Houston-based J-rock Artist
- Michael Martin –Kendama Performer
- Innerlux – Dark pop duo
- Aymi – Debuting solo artist from California
In addition to a roster of merchandise vendors, the festival will also see the appearances of a number of prominent voice actors, including: Anthony Hunter, Christina Kelly, Kyle Jones, Olivia Swasey, Bryson Baugus, and more.
Tokyo Night Festival takes place on November 11 and 12 at Texas Festival Grounds in Houston. Early Bird tickets are now on sale starting at $35 (+ fees) which includes access to both days.