The Japan Autumn Festival, an annual event that showcases Japanese culture in Guam, is one of the most celebrated cultural events in Guam. Japanese culture is an integral part of Guam and its people, and hence this event is enjoyed by more than 30,000 people. With more than 30 stalls of Food and drinks, goods, and games that audience can enjoy, with typical Japanese Festa treats such as Yakisoba, Takoyaki, and Okonomiyaki, or local BBQ ribs or Kelaguens, this festival is one of the most cross cultural feats on the island.
Japanese traditional games like gold fish catcher, Yoyo catcher, ring throw, bon dancing and so on, which are the same as the ones in Japan are enjoyed by all participants. In the evening, there are variety of shows by performers from Japan. The climax of the event is when more than 80 volunteer Mikoshi Crews Mikoshi around Ypao park accompanied by more than a hundred people.
This year, Guam celebrates the 39th edition of the festival, and shall be held on Nov 17th at the normal venue, the Ypao Park. Days Inn provides great accommodation for those traveling to Guam for this event. Days Inn is also involved in the Toys for Tots program, a voluntary charity drive of new toys for underprivileged children.