Japanese Festival 2024

We are excited to be again be taking part in Japanese Festival 2024. We can't wait to see you all there!                                                                                       Please see below for more information                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Date & Time

Sunday 19th May 2024   10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM


Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

Entry Fee

Ages 12 & more: $5
Ages 6-11 & Seniors Card Holders: $3

The fee only applies if you wish to enter inside the Town Hall’s building for more fun things.
Exploring the Town Hall’s Front Yard and Food area will be free this year.

◆ Free Entry ◆

  • Children up to 5 years old
  • Disabled  (+ 1 chaperone)
  • Pensioners Card Holders
  • Kimono or Yukata wearers
  • Cosplay Visitors (full costume)


Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Melbourne
Japanese Society of Melbourne
Japan Club of Victoria


To contribute to cultural exchange between Japan and Australia by introducing Japanese culture and customs.
An event that can be enjoyed by a wide range of people living in Australia.

The theme of JF2024 is “紡ぐ TSUMUGU”


City of Whitehorse
Australia - Japan Society of Victoria
Monash University - Centre for Japanese Studies
Japanese Language Speech Contest Victoria Inc.


Wadaiko, Japanese Dance, Martial Arts, Japanese Music Instruments, Karaoke Show, etc.


Ikebana, Bonsai, Shinkansen Model Trains, etc.


Tea Ceremony, Go, Shogi, Origami, Traditional Japanese Games, etc.

Store opening

About 100 Stalls expected
Sushi, Okonomiyaki, Takoyaki, Yakitori, Japanese Sweets, Tea, Japanese Toys, Ceramics, Books, Craft, Kimono, Yoyo fishing, etc.


Many luxurious prizes, including round-trip tickets to Japan