Ultra Japan is the biggest EDM festival in the country and you don’t even need to catch the train to a paddock in the middle of nowhere to enjoy it. Beginning in 2014 and last held in 2019, the festival is part of the Ultra Music Festival global circuit including stops in Bali, Mexico, Miami and Brazil.
The venue — Ultra Park in Odaiba — will be configured with two stages: the Main Stage which features the big EDM names, and the Resistance Stage which offered more underground techno/deep house performers. The Ultra Park stage doesn’t seem to be returning for the 2023 event.
While previous Ultra Japans have been spread over 3 days, the reincarnated Ultra won’t be extending into the Respect for the Aged public holiday on Monday. Gates open one hour before the scheduled start time of 11 a.m. and it finishes at 9 p.m. each night, so it’s no problem if you have work the next day. There is no camping option for this event and you must be 20 or older to enter.
General Admission (GA) tickets can be purchased for two days or a single day. There are also options for VIP (PGA) tickets which include access to VIP bars, social lounge areas and elevated viewing areas as well as nicer bathrooms (we assume). Sadly, post-pandemic inflation has struck again, with single day GA tickets climbing in price almost 50% to ¥18,000, 2-day GA tickets going for ¥35,000, and PGA tickets setting you back up to ¥45,000. And that’s with one less day than the 2019 version!Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.