EVENT – Burning Japan 2018


When looking up to the sky, further than the sky itself, you can see a vast floating land between the clouds. This floating land is known under the name SKY ISLAND. The inhabitants populating it have never stepped one foot outside of their motherland, being born on it, living on it and finally ending their lives on it. For them, SKY ISLAND is their only world. The sight that can be admired from this small island is completely different from what can be seen on Earth. There, you can really feel the existence of the sun and the stars. The animals you will encounter on SKY ISLAND seem light and smooth both in appearance and in motion.

People on SKY ISLAND, cooperate, have high respect and accept each other. You can’t live on the SKY ISLAND by yourself. During these 3 days, you will become one of them, being born there, growing and embarking on this exciting trip.

Event details


Saturday, October 6th, Open at 9AM
Monday, October 8th, Closes at 6PM ※National holiday in Japan


Tsumagoi Farm
2401−615 Hoshimata, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma prefecture, 377-1528


●By Car

Karuizawa route: Toll road all the way
Get on Kanetsu freeway from Nerima Interchange and use Joshinetsu-do to get off at Usui Karuizawa exit. Take toll roads, Onioshi highway and Manza highway to reach Tsumagoi Farm. About 160 minutes depending on traffic.

Shibukawa route: Less dependent on toll road
Get on Kanetsu freeway from Nerima Interchange and get off at Shibukawa Ikaho exit. Take R-17, local roads and Manza highway to reach Tsumagoi Farm. About 180 minutes, depending on traffic.

※The route that goes through Kusatsu area to get to Manza Onsen then to Tsumagoi Farm is currently closed due to volcanic activity. Please use Manza highway, which is the only way to reach Tsumagoi farm at this moment.

Current status of R-292 Shiga-Kogen Kusatsu route : CLOSED

●By public transportation

From Tokyo station
Take Hokuriku shinkansen to JR Karuizawa station. ( 80 minutes)

Then take Seibu Kanko Bus bound for “Manza Bus Terminal”  to Tsumagoi Bokujo Aisai no Kane. (90 minutes)

※Note there is only 2 busses a day but it stops right in front of the location.

Bus schedule at Karuizawa station. http://www.seibubus.co.jp/timetable/dia/timechart/800001_01_1.html

Route Map

From Ueno station
Take Joetsu line and Agatsuma sen to Manza Kazawaguchi station. (160 minutes)
Then take Seibu Kanko Bus bound for “Manza Bus Terminal” to Tsumagoi Bokujo Aisai no Kane. (30 minutes)

Bus schedule at Manza Kazawaguchi station.  http://www.seibubus.co.jp/timetable/dia/timechart/800039_02_1.html

Returning bus schedule from Tsumagoi Bokujo Aisai no Kane.   http://www.seibubus.co.jp/timetable/dia/timechart/800050_01_1.html


Ticker will be on sale August 7th at Meetup and Online ticketing service.

Pre sale (8,000 yen), Main sale (10,000yen), International (10,000yen),
500 tickets as total.
Parking (2000 yen), 150 tickets.

Organized by Burning Japan 2018 Comittee


We welcome everybody, anybody from new comers to experienced burners at Meetup. There will be 3 Meetups scheduled prior to the event, so please feel free to stop by and check who is coming to the burn. Presale tickets will be available. Admission free.

> Check the date!!


Theme camp is for a group of camp mates who make art and/or performance together on site. If you are thinking big and fun for Burning Japan, you might want to reserve a large space by submitting the form, which will be ready in English by July 31st.

>Japanese version


Burning Japan is going to be held at a farm, not a camping ground. You need to bring everything you need for survival and that is hard for first timers. Especially for those who are not living in Japan. Please stand by for First timers’ guide in English.

> Japanese version


Art and Performance flourish during Burning Japan. Making the best effort to make great art is the most respected act of gifting. When you have an art project, larger than your campsite and willing to place it away from your camp, you can reserve a spot by submitting a form that will be ready on July 31st.

> Japanese Version