The Kachofugetsu website is now live. It contains information regarding the DJs, dates and prices for those interested in going. The page is entirely in Japanese so I’ll just provide a brief summary here for any web-surfing, rave-going, hippie-loving, camping types who might be interested.
First off, Kachofugetsu is a rave. It’s in the mountains of Kyoto and runs for 3 days over the weekend of September 24th. You should probably bring a tent and you’ll need a vehicle to get there. Last year it rained so keep that in mind. The rain really didn’t have any affect on the turnout or enjoyment of the event though. The dates and ticket costs are listed clearly on the page but they don’t include parking or camping costs. It’s 1000 yen to park in the lot and 2000 yen to set up a tent.
It’s mostly electronic (Trance & Techno) music throughout the night. The first day features a few live and very unique groups worth seeing. The vibe is always super cool and laid back.
The website provides a map that you can download and print out to help you find your way. If you need specific information they also have an email address you can contact them at. They do a decent job with English if you keep it simple.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a good party to attend with lots of interesting and friendly people you can’t go wrong here. A different side of Kyoto and Japanese culture that is refreshing and nice to be a part off.