Rising Sun Rock Festival

Enjoy Japan's best rock acts in the open air near Sapporo.



The annual Rising Sun Rock Festival is held in Ishikari near Sapporo, over a two-day period in August. This Japanese-artist-only festival is the only large-scale festival of its kind in Japan. People of all ages enjoy the laid-back vibe while listening to the nation’s best rock bands.

Don’t Miss

  • The accompanying art installations around the venue
  • Camping overnight to watch all the stars on both the stages and in the sky

Listen to good tunes under a starry sky

Enjoy good music all night long while snacking on food from the festival stalls. For an extra fee, you can set up a tent and camp overnight. Don’t miss the sunrise, of course.