FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(1) What is Sakura Matsuri?
- The Sakura Matsuri-Japanese Street Festival is the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the United States. The matsuri boasts four stages of performances (including J-pop, traditional Japanese music and martial arts), alongside hundreds of cultural exhibitors and vendors with Japanese products and food!
(2) What are the COVID-19 policies for Sakura Matsuri?
- The Matsuri will strictly adhere to DC Government public health guidance related to outdoor public events. Please refrain from attending if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. The Matsuri team continues to closely monitor the situation and will update guidance as warranted by circumstances. Follow our Twitter (@jas_wdc), Facebook (@jas.wdc), and Instagram (@jaswdc) feeds for further information and updates.
(3) I purchased a ticket for the 2020 festival. Can I receive a refund?
- We issued new tickets to 2020 ticketholders at the beginning of March. We are not able to refund 2020 tickets any longer. If you cannot use your 2020 tickets, you can give them to a friend or donate them to the SMILES program.
(4) How much do tickets cost?
- Visit our ticket sales page for pricing – tickets range from $10 – $15 for a one-day ticket. Children 12 and under always free.
(5) Can I use my credit/debit card??
- Many booths at the Matsuri will accept credit cards. All sales stations managed by the Sakura Matsuri do also – such as Beer Gardens, Sake Tasting Pavilion, and Matsuri Markets.
(6) Are there ATMs?
- We have ATMs next to every entrance and there are some located inside the Matsuri. Some of them have long lines, so be prepared!
(7) Can I come back in if I leave?
- Yes – get a hand-stamp when you enter and that will serve as your return ticket, or you can go to one of our 3 paid entrances when you exit and get your hand stamped then.
(8) Can I bring my dog?
- Yes − but they will need to be on a leash. If your dog displays any aggressive behavior, we may ask you to leave the Matsuri.
If you have any other questions about the festival in your mind, feel free to contact us from email@example.com