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Ultimate Guide to Being Music Festival Ready in Japan

Ultimate Guide to Being Music Festival Ready in Japan

Line-ups are starting to appear, tickets are selling out, and it’s about time to start to get festival ready for that one-of-a-kind festival experience you’ve been dreaming of! Here are some music festival outfit ideas for your visit to one of the many music festivals in Japan!

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Where do you begin?

Although every festival is different, there are certain things that are essential to know to get you festival-ready in Tokyo. I’m here to save you the time and stress by giving you all of the suggestions and recommendations so you’ll be ready to rock this festival season!

First and foremost, here are some packing essentials that will get you through the day:

1 – Water

Staying hydrated is a holy grail when it comes to music festivals. Japan is very hot and humid, which means the last thing you want is to be dehydrated.

*Note: you can be eco-friendly by bringing a re-usable water bottle and fill it up when needed.

2 – Sunscreen

As I mentioned before, Japan is very hot during summer months. At Ultra, you will constantly be exposed to the sun during the day so it’s important to protect your skin. Apply, apply, and reapply!

3 – Portable Charger

portable charger for festival

Bringing one of these is a MUST! Being outside all day/night makes it hard to get an opportunity to charge your phone, or device. Be sure to carry one of these on you so you’re ready to take all of the cool photos, selfies, and video footage without worrying about battery life.

4 – Identification/Passport

At Ultra, you must show a valid photo ID to enter the festival. What is considered an acceptable form of a valid photo ID?

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Basic Resident Registration Card
  • Special Permanent Resident Certificate
  • Alien Registration Card 

5 – Bags/Fanny Packs

Money, lip balm, sunscreen, gum, glitter, sunglasses, wet wipes… etc.

Being prepared for a music festival in Japan means having items you have to keep track of. An easy way to do this, is to invest in a small bag or fanny pack.

Don’t worry, it’s not going to ruin your vibey look or your wallet. There are plenty of cute, affordable bags to check out!

*Note: Music Festivals in Japan usually have a bag policy, however, they offer locker storage before entering the venue.

6 – Rain Coat

raincoat for festivals

Rain or shine, the festival must go on! So, what if it rains?

Step 1: Don’t panic!

Step 2: There are plenty of fashionable raincoats to keep your festival look on point.

Check it out…

Music Festival Outfit

Now that you have some tips on the packing essentials, it’s time to talk festival looks!

There are so many options when it comes to styling your personal festival appearance. It can almost be overwhelming, however, I wanted to share a few that I think are super cute and fun to try!

Bohemian Floral

bohemian festival clothing

Pair some combat boots with this jaw-dropping fit.

Cute & Casual

festival wear in japan

Grab your favourite sneakers, jean shorts, and a vibrant top! This is a great way to match with your friends during your favourite Japanese music festivals in Japan!

Sporty Babe

Sports bra in Japan for festivals

Nothing screams music festival like a sporty, rave babe music festival outfit.

HAIR

Braided Space Bunz

Braids for festivals in Japan

The perfect, trendy up-do to keep your hair controlled and beat the heat.

*Add glitter for the perfect finishing touch!

Loose & Wavy

Long wavy hair in Japan for festivals

 A simple look with a little bedazzle.

*You can also buy color extensions instead of hair jewelry.

Jazzed Up Pony Tail 

Pony tail hair for festivals

Pony tail for the win!

That’s it! You’re all set and ready to go have a successful festival experience and live it up at music festivals in Japan!

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Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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