Asia has hosted some of the biggest events in contemporary music in recent times, but none have managed to rival the Fuji Rock Festival, the continent's equivalent of Glastonbury or Coachella.
The three-day festival takes place in Naeba, a ski resort town, and it takes about three hours to get there by car from Tokyo. Due to its extensive line up of big names, upcoming artists and Japanese bands from extremely diverse genres, the festival draws music lovers from Thailand as well. My first run at it was in 2004, but in the eight years since the number of Thais attending the festival has decreased steadily.
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