A showcase of top Japanese pop and rock artists, this event takes place annually at Fuji Q Highland. 2019’s line-up includes 杏子 (Kyoko)、山崎まさよし (Masayoshi Yamazaki)、岡本定義 Sadayoshi Okamoto (COIL)、あらきゆうこ (Yuko Araki)、元ちとせ (Chitose Hajime)、スキマスイッチ (Sukima Switch)、長澤知之 (Tomoyuki Nagasawa)、秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata)、さかいゆう (Yu Sakai)、浜端ヨウヘイ (Yohei Hamabata)、竹原ピストル (Pistol Takehara)、松室政哉 (Masaya Matsumuro) and 村上紗由里 (Sayuri Murakami). Tickets cost just over ¥8,000 and are available in advance.
To reach the station, you can catch the JR Chuo line from Shinjuku to Otsuki then hop on the Fujikyu Railway headed for Kawaguchiko and get off at Fujikyu Highland Station. The journey takes just under three hours on local trains costing ¥2,400 but there will also be highway buses available (although these will get booked up fast)—read more here.
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