09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
LocationJapanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden View map
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
- Website: https://fwbg.org/japanesefestival/
- Line/Box Office Phone: Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 817/463-4160; Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 817/332-4441
Free with general garden admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older; $6 children 6–15; free children 5 and younger. Free for FWBG|BRIT members.
- Ages: All ages
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Fall Japanese Festival includes cultural demonstrations, performances, unique shopping opportunities, and traditional foods, provided in large support by the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
Japanese culture highlights for the Fall Festival will include:
- On both days, two Taiko drumming groups perform at 10am, noon, and 4:30pm in the Horseshoe Garden.
- Master Swordsman, G.K. Sugai will perform in the Shelter House daily at 1pm.
- There will also be demonstrations from traditional dancers from the Fort Worth Japanese Society and karate experts.
- Authentic Japanese tea ceremony demonstration will be hosted in Oak Hall during the Fall Japanese Festival. An additional fee applies: $5 adults; $3 children 6–15; under 6 free. Register here.
- Displays of miniature worlds of bonsai trees from the Fort Worth Bonsai Society, and demonstrations in origami, calligraphy, and Japanese Games throughout the Japanese Garden.
- Vendors will sell treasures from origami jewelry to anime plush figures, and star charts to crafts made from vintage kimonos.
- Food from Asian food trucks prepares delicious meals, snacks, and authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
Open from 9am–5pm (but last ticket sold at 3pm). No outside food is allowed.
Free parking is available at: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 and 3408 West Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Free overflow parking is available at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
About the Japanese Garden
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden, completed in 1973, is a traditional strolling garden with winding paths through the landscapes and around ponds. The garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds filled with koi fish.
Except in the spring, there are few flowers blooming in the Japanese Garden due to the Japanese practice of Mono no Aware. Mono no Aware translates to “transient/bittersweet beauty,” meaning if the garden was always blooming, it would never be special.
The garden's Japanese Spring Festival returns each April. Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.