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The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the United States and is proud to be the grand finale of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Performers and vendors travel from all over the country and the world to Washington, DC to share their love of Japanese culture and traditions with the Festival attendees.

The Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival is excited to return to Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets, NW – anchored at the corner of 7th and Pennsylvania, Ave, NW.

How to Get to the Matsuri
  • METRO: The Sakura Matsuri is just across for the exit of the Archives-Navy Memorial  (Yellow/Green Lines), and just south of Judiciary Square (Red Line)
  • Capital Bikeshare: There is a bike dock right next to the Sakura Matsuri
  • Car Parking: There is also plenty of parking in the area, and you can even reserve it!
  • DC Circulator Bus: This $1 bus runs every 10 minutes from Union Station Metro station!
Frequently Asked Questions
  • We get a lot of unique questions, and we’ve gathered them all here in our FAQ to help you out! If you don’t see your question answered there, please call or e-mail us!
  • We’ll have multiple entrances to Sakura Matsuri. Purchasing a ticket at the gate is $10 for adults, free for children 12 and under and is cash only the day of the Matsuri. ATMs will be located at all entrances.
Get to the Fun Fast!

Both the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Sakura Matsuri are on April 14, so Metro ridership will be heavy. Metro fare lines can be long, so try to buy your Metro SmarTrip fare ahead of time. If you purchase your fare Saturday morning, you should buy a round-trip ticket to avoid a second wait at the machines in the afternoon.

Sakura Matsuri tickets can be bought in advance online and at the gate on the day-of for $10 with children 12 and under always free. Ticket sales on the day of the festival are cash only. There will be special entrance lanes for pre-paid ticket holders, so we encourage you to get your Sakura Matsuri tickets on-line before you come, though we will have ATMs stationed at each entrance. (By DC Law gates may close at anytime due DC maximum capacity laws.)