Rock out to Japan’s Best Rock Bands in Sanuki Manno National Government Park
There are some well-known music festivals in Japan such as Summer Sonic and Fuji Rock, but there’s one music festival that’s off the beaten path and not as well known. That Japanese music festival is Monster Bash in Sanuki Manno National Government Park in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.
Manno Park is known for its various flowers throughout the year, a cycling course throughout the park, and a famous Christmas light display which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. But at the end of August the park becomes the venue for a huge music festival hosting dozens of chart-topping Japanese bands such as ONE OK ROCK, Bump of Chicken, Maximum the Hormone, and Asian Kung-Fu Generation to name a few bands that have played in the past.
While this festival doesn’t usually feature international bands, it’s definitely an awesome opportunity to see new and upcoming Japanese bands, as well as long-time acts rocking in Japan. Another cool aspect of this music festival is its unique location. If you need a break from the singing, dancing and rocking, you can wander around the many corners of the park and enjoy the beautiful nature, ponds, and covered shaded areas to cool off from the summer heat.