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Popular genres of art and culture events to attend in Japan 2022

Most popular genres of art and culture to appreciate on site in Japan as of February 2022

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Release date

March 2022



Survey time period

January 28 to February 3, 2022

Number of respondents

20,006 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

multiple answers possible; attendance within the last year

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

¹Historical architecture includes shrines, temples, castles, remains, and places of scenic beauty, such as a gardens, etc.
²Visual arts includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, crafts, ceramics, calligraphy, photography, design, architecture, fashion design, digital art, etc.
³Modern music includes pop, rock, jazz, folk, and enka (a Japanese chanson-like genre with a distinct vibrato singing style), etc.
Classical music includes orchestras, chamber music, opera, choirs, and brass bands, etc.
Entertainment performances includes several types of Japanese comedy acts (such as rakugo and manzai), magic tricks, street performances, and other physical artistry.
Folkloric cultural assets include local traditional performances and festivals
Traditional Japanese entertainment includes kabuki, noh, bunraku, koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, and other traditional court music, as well as Buddhistic recitations.
Foreign dances includes street dances (like break dance and hip hop), jazz dance, folkloric dances (such as hula, flamenco, salsa), and social dances.

Original question: "Which genre of art and culture did you appreciate within the last year?"

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