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    Free Your Hands to Party Harder


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    World travellers often have epic stories of hauling heavy luggage through brutal (see: stupid) situations. They make for funny anecdotes but, once we’ve collected a few notches on our shins, most of us would rather find a better way. Enter the good people at Luggage-Free Travel. Masterminded by people who care about your happiness,  Luggage-Free Travel allows globe trotters to drop off their luggage at three locations in Narita airport (or one in Haneda Airport) to be delivered to your choice of seven hotels in Naeba; making your voyage more relaxing, and fulfilling.* ** ***

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    Oft-Overlooked Camping Items


    Camping at Fuji Rock is an experience not to be missed.  Here are some items that will help you make the most of it.

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    It Always Rains At Fuji Rock


    Heavy rain during Fishbone's 2018 White Stage set.

    It always rains. Even gorgeous sunny weekends in Naeba can see an hour or two of intense downpours, and this may well happen during that set you by your favorite band you are absolutely not willing to miss. Don’t let it ruin your day or weekend. As a group, Fujirockers pride themselves on rain preparedness, a culture which interestingly has its roots in the very first Fuji Rock, which was hit by a typhoon and left thousands drenched and many in danger of hypothermia (read an interesting account of that first year here). Festival goers have been prepared for rain ever since. To stay dry and comfortable, let’s break it down into three types of clothing to think about: footwear, hats and keeping your body dry. READ MORE

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    Naeba Town Local Hot Spring, Yukisasa-no-Yu


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    Mineral-rich outdoor bath at Yukisasa-no-Yu

    While obviously most of the action at Fujirock goes down within the festival gates, or just outside them, there are a few amenities that the usually sleepy Naeba town can offer during your festival experience. Home to a large selection of traditional inns, hotels, and souvineer shops, this little town is worth a stroll down the main drag at the least. We have covered these amenities in previous years but here is a bit of current information on one of the local facilities within reach of the festival.

    If you find yourself in need of the following; Avoiding the long lines at the campground showers in favor of a much more relaxing dip in a hot spring, Naeba town has you covered.

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  • Beat the Heat at Fuji Rock


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    Looking like a hot one!

     

    To say that recent temperatures have been unseasonably high in Japan is a bit of an understatement.  For a country with typically hot and humid summers, this year’s has been especially brutal. But don’t let that get in the way of having a great time at Fuji Rock!  With the big event starting in mere moments, here are some little tips to beat the heat while you rock the fest.  

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  • Mr. AQ himself, Albert Kuwano in his element.

    Fujirockers chat to Albert Kuwano of AQ Bevolution!


    Mr. AQ himself, Albert Kuwano in his element.

    Mr. AQ himself, Albert Kuwano in his element.

     

    Starting last year, with the addition of Craft Beer Market at Fuji Rock, bringing along 4 booths of the country’s top brewers and importers, (concurrently offering a total of around 20 different craft beers at one time) the standard for quality beer at the festival was substantially raised. This was great news for beer fans all throughout Naeba.  READ MORE

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    Camping essentials


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    Twilight camping in the hills of Naeba

    If you haven’t reserved other accommodations for Fuji Rock this late in the game, I’m going to assume, much like myself and the bulk of the Fuji Rock attendees, you are going to be camping in the rolling mountains of Naeba! READ MORE

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    What on Earth should I wear to Fuji Rock?


    Now that you’ve got your waterproof shoes and practical camping clothes picked out, it’s time to throw some actual fashion items into your luggage. So make sure to save some room for a frog suit, panda mask, interesting headgear, face paint, or exceptional clothing items that will have the punters lining up to snap selfies with you. Need some inspiration? Here’s a sampling of festival fashion statements from 2017.

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    7 Fuji Rock Do’s and Don’ts


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    A Fuji Rock do or don’t? We’ll let you decide!

    How goes it my fellow Fuji Rockers? I’m sure I don’t have to tell you, we’re closing in on one month to go before the yearly extravaganza in Naeba. So, whether this is your first dance or your twentieth,  it’s never a bad idea to be reminded of some of the things that will help you make the most of our beloved, mountainous, musical marathon.

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    The Complete Guide To Not Being A Problematic Fuji Rock Participant


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    That’s no good!

    Fuji Rock certainly exists as a welcome bit of escapism in the heart of summer. Everyone wants to get away from the drudgery of the everyday and slip away from work for a little bit, and three days out in Naeba can practically feel like going off the grid. For the most part, everyone just wants to chill and have a good time. But it’s possible to muck it up if you aren’t careful.

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