The Best Fest in the Galaxy! Are you ready?!


Kuma Fest 2017 graphic by Rawoul Sanchez.

KumAJET is proud to sponsor a brand-new event to bring Kumamoto JETs and the community together! This weekend is our first-ever Kuma Fest!!

We’re seeking out new life and new civilizations to boldly go where KumAJETs have never gone before: the largest active caldera on the planet!

Kuma Fest is an outdoor music festival, backyard barbecue party, summer camp, and stargazer’s paradise all rolled into one! We’ve rented out an entire amphitheater and campground to make this an event like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Mark your calendar for September 30 and October 1, and read more about this galactic party here.

How do I RSVP?

Head over to KumAJET’s public Facebook group and check out the event page for Kuma Fest 2017 to register your interest. If you don’t have Facebook you can have someone RSVP on your behalf, or shoot us an email at

Staying overnight at camp is optional, but the tents we provide are first-come, first-serve and you have to comment on the Facebook group page to reserve a spot in the tent. Of course, you can always bring your own!

We are also taking music requests for the amphitheater event. If you have any special requests, please leave a comment on the Facebook event here.

How much does it cost?

Admission is ¥1,000* per person!

*Depending on the circumstance, admission may be bumped to ¥1300 to cover the cost of tents should KumAJET have to purchase more of them for the event. Please read about this here.

What should I bring?

  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Bring your own bedding
  • Bring your own cooking supplies (grill, utensils, etc.) or rent grills and charcoal from the amphitheater (see this post and comment if interested)
  • Anything you think would be fun to do outdoors (for example, KumAJET will have a slip n slide set up)! Sparklers are ok, but no fireworks or explosives, please!

When and where is Kuma Fest 2017?

Kuma Fest is held at the ASPECTA  amphitheater in Minamiaso.

  • Check-in time: September 30, 4:00 pm
  • Check-out time: October 1, 11:00 am

Address: 4411 Hisaishi, Minamiaso-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-ken 869-1412

Google Maps:

Any other questions? Email us or stop by the KumAJET group on Facebook!

We hope to see you there!