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Experience Japan Hanami Festival

April 28 @ 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Japan Day drumming performance

The Experience Japan Hanami Festival is a free, family-friendly day out where you can enjoy and celebrate Japanese–Irish culture! The event follows the Japanese tradition of hanami (花見), where friends come together to watch flowers blossom and mark the beginning of Spring.

Join us in the beautiful grounds of Farmleigh House to witness performances, demonstrations, seminars, and traditions both old and in the making!

Each year we showcase a selection of musical and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, seminars, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts.

Expect also to enjoy a range of Japanese food options!

Many festival-goers dress for the occasion: following Japanese fashion subcultures, in traditional styles like kimono, or in cosplay.

Save the date!

The festival has extremely limited car parking, until 12:00. If arriving later, please consider public or active transport to avoid disappointment. For those able to use public transport the no 37 & 70 buses serve the Castleknock Gate and Ashtown Gate of the Phoenix Park. Getting there.


April 28
12.00pm - 4.00pm


Farmleigh House and Estate
Phoenix Park
Dublin 15, D15 TD50 Ireland
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01 815 5914