A Festival Celebrating Japanese American Culture

Japantown San Jose
632 N. 5th St. San Jose, CA 95112

Worried About Parking?
We Offer Shuttle Services & Bike Parking.

FREE Shuttle Service

Available 10AM - 5PM

Additional Parking Lot
@1st Street & W Hedding Street

Drop Off & Pickup Shuttle
@Happi House

Ride Your Bike to the Festival

Our Bike Parking Attendants Will Watch Your Bike for FREE Until The Event Ends!


The Nikkei Matsuri Foundation thanks the following 2024 donors for their generosity:

Miyoko and Takeo Yuki Foundation
Memory of Minoru Yamate
Edward and Phoebe Morimoto

Donated funds help the Foundation share the Japanese American experience through the Nikkei Matsuri Festival and supports its community giving programs. Nikkei Matsuri Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Organization.


The Nikkei Matsuri Planning Committee would like to thank the following for their time, support, creativity, and talent in helping make Nikkei Matsuri 2023 possible!

Mike Inouye Ryan Yamamoto Hello From Mars San Jose Taiko
Japantown Business Association HeadlinersYu-Ai KaiDipsomania, Inc.


2023's Scholarship and Grant Winners

Jimi Yamaichi Cultural Arts Scholarship
  • Kailyn Beaver Winner
  • Aidan Beaver Runner up-tie
  • Allison Takara Runner up-tie
Warren Hayashi Cultural Arts Grant
  • Lotus Preschool
  • Sakura Ren