Japanese Cultural


UTown Plaza
1000 ~ 1800



UTown Audi
1800 ~ 2200

(doors open 1730)

Free Entry

About Event

The Japanese Cultural Festival (JCF) and Japanese Cultural Night (JCN) are events organized annually by the NUS Japanese Studies Society, as part of our efforts to promote and encourage the appreciation of Japanese culture.

In the day, experience the feeling of walking through a matsuri (festival) at JCF while visiting the various booths lined up along NUS UTown Plaza! Try your hand at traditional matsuri activities, pick up intricate Japanese trinkets, expand your knowledge of traveling in Japan, and when it’s time to take a break, drop by our food booths to have a quick snack while admiring performances held at the mini-stage!

After a wholesome day of activities, it’s finally time to relax with JCN at UTown Auditorium 2. Prepare yourself for a night of excitement as you go through a multitude of performances spanning across a range of genres; from graceful traditional performances to pumped-up modern ones.

This year's theme for JCF&N 2019 is 旅, meaning “Journey” in Japanese. As we walk you through the various activities , we hope to be able to contribute to your own journey in exploring and enjoying Japanese culture – be it the start of a new journey, or the extension of an existing one.

Event Guide

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Japanese Cultural Festival

Event Map

Event Map

Japanese Cultural Night


  • NPTaiko
  • NUS Nihon Buyo
  • KotoKottoN
  • Odoro!!
  • JMC Vocal Troupe
  • Intriquette
  • Bandpill
  • Bump of Duck
  • Shiranui
  • Musubi

Check out the concert flyer for more details about each performer!

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Free Entry

Getting to JCF&N 2019

Find us at University Town in the National University of Singapore!
Click here for directions. For those coming by MRT, you can refer to the video below.

NUS Bus D2 from Kent Ridge MRT Exit A