Sakuramatsuri.orgSaj=kura matsuri japanese street festival - gem rating

Review updated:

Your District of Columbia 2016 tour book lists the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in mid-April with a "gem" rating, and says it "turns six blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue into a giant street party for six hours." It was held on April 16, 2016.

This is no longer a "street festival on Pennsylvania Avenue" but a giant $10/ticket carnival in a big field with no shade, no seating, and nothing productive to see - but very difficult to get in and out. Embarrassing to take friends, and a big ripoff. Please correct this in your tour book - it does not deserve a gem rating and is misleading.

Please refund $40 ticket cost for me, my husband, and our two friends who spent a hot, tiring, disappointing afternoon attending this disaster.

Apr 20, 2016
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  • Ma
      Apr 21, 2016

    Part of this complaint relates to the fact that AAA rates this festival as a "Gem." This does not deserve a gem rating and is misleading to AAA members. The festival is what it is and is fairly typical of large festivals, but does not deserve a gem rating from AAA. Sakura Matsuri can work to improve their festival, but only AAA can change the misleading rating.

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