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Land of the Rising Sun takes center stage in Montreal.

The annual Japan Week culture and food festival is returning to Montreal for the third year, inviting locals to experience and enjoy the beauty of Japanese culture and cuisine without leaving the city. The festival is organized by YATAI MTL, which brings together over 30 local businesses to participate. This year’s festival will occur from May 8 to 14, with 22 restaurants and 17 stores participating. will help you create your epic night by booking you a table at one of Montreal’s finest Japanese restaurants, and they will even hook you up with one of Montreal’s nightclubs or bars after your meal if you want to have a drink or two. Not only that but if you are coming from out of town, will also take care of your hotel needs in ideal areas of the city and your travel accommodations at the best rates. will take care of all your needs, and all you have to do is call or text them now at 438-995-6496.

What to Expect at Japan Week Montreal?

One of the main attractions of Japan Week is the cultural activities planned throughout the week. This year, festivalgoers can enjoy a library of artwork and performances by Katsura Sunshine, a traditional Japanese rakugo storyteller from Canada. The festival’s design themes incorporate and celebrate the year of the rabbit, which is seen as a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity.

The festival was first launched in 2021 by the founders of YATAI MTL to support local stores and adapt the organization’s flagship event during the pandemic. Since then, it has become an annual event with the aim of bringing Montrealers together to celebrate Japanese culture and cuisine.

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What are the venues for Japan Week Montreal?

Participating restaurants for Japan Week 2023 include local favorites such as Sansotei Ramen, Umami Ramen, Isakaya, Neo Tokyo, Uncle Tetsu Montreal, Kyoto Fleurs, and La Brasserie San-Ô. These restaurants will offer their unique take on Japanese cuisine, giving festivalgoers a chance to experience traditional Japanese dishes in a Montreal setting.

In addition to the food and cultural activities, Japan Week will also be hosting the fourth edition of its annual Shiba and Akita dog gathering on May 13. This event has traditionally attracted over 150 dogs yearly, making it a must-attend event for dog lovers.

Japan Week has also selected three ambassadors to represent the festival this year. The ambassadors are master sommelier Kuniko Fujita, also known as Mme. Saké au Québec, Geneviève Borne, a noted lover of Japan, and Quebec sociologist and writer Valérie Harvey. These ambassadors will help promote the festival and highlight the beauty of Japanese culture to the people of Montreal.

Text or call now at 438-995-6496 and plan your perfect weekend in Montreal. 

Experience Japanese culture in all its splendor.

Japan Week is an opportunity for Montrealers to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity and experience a taste of Japan without leaving home. The event is divided into three zones: the street food zone, the exhibitor zone, and the cultural zone. The street food zone offers a wide variety of Japanese food, while the exhibitor zone allows festivalgoers to purchase Japanese products and learn about Japanese culture. The cultural zone is where visitors can enjoy cultural activities, such as traditional Japanese music and dance performances.

The name “Yatai” is the Japanese word for itinerant stand, a tradition dating back to the Edo period in the 1630s. This ancient practice is still extremely popular with the Japanese people during the summer festivals (Matsuri), near the temples, along the rivers, or at the exit of the offices. YATAI MTL has adapted this tradition by bringing together local businesses and creating a festival that celebrates the beauty of Japanese culture in Montreal.

The festival brings together local businesses and offers a wide range of cultural activities, delicious food, and unique products. With the support of its ambassadors, Japan Week is set to be an even bigger success this year and is sure to attract people from all over Montreal.

Text or call now at 438-995-6496 and plan your perfect weekend in Montreal.