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Montreal’s First-Ever 'Japan Week' Is Happening Now — Here's What You Can Do

Japanese food, sake, a market and Shiba Inus.
Montreal’s First-Ever 'Japan Week' Is Happening Now

Montreal's first-ever Japan Week is underway from June 7 to 13, though the city's celebration of all things Japanese will be quite different this year because of COVID-19.

Instead of holding the annual festival at a public park in the Mile End, organizer YATAI MTL is offering a food tour and online programming.

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But don't worry because Montrealers will still be able to enjoy amazing deals on Japanese cuisine, products, and services by following a route of restaurants and shops through several neighbourhoods of the city.

Plus, there is a "mini market" at 51, rue Sherbrooke O. from Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

And on June 12, there's going to be a Shiba Inu gathering, though prospective attendees are being asked to preregister online for this somewhat exclusive affair.

"You are lucky, my dear Montrealers, because there are plenty of delicious and AUTHENTIC Japanese foods to discover and re-discover in your city!" stated festival ambassador Kuniko Fujita in a news release.

"Come on, accompany me throughout the week and become specialists in Japanese cuisine. To your health, KAMPAÏ."

Japan Week Montreal

When: June 7 to 13, 2021

Why You Need To Go: To experience some of Montreal's best Japanese restaurants as well as some Japanese cultural offerings.