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Thai Festival in Nagoya 2016

Thai Festival in Nagoya 2016

Hisaya Square in Nagoya’s Hisaya-Odori Park will be teeming with cultural symbols when the Thai Festival takes place there June 4 and 5. Performances ranging from traditional dance and kickboxing bouts to music from Kang the Star and other singers will make up the ...

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Nagahama Castle Town Festival 2016

Nagahama Castle Town Festival 2016

When was the last time you saw an armed soldier from Japan’s Warring States Period strolling through town? To be honest, it may have been recently since cosplay (dressing up as your favorite character) is relatively popular here. If it has been a while ...

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Atsuta Shrine Annual Festival

Atsuta Shrine Annual Festival

Dancing, lights, fireworks — and fighting: Atsuta Festival has a little something for everyone. While the Pax Romana was reigning in Europe, Atsuta Shrine was founded to house the sacred sword of the Emperor. Continuing its royal ties, the festival memorializes a 1872 Imperial ...

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Dinosaur Expo 2016

Dinosaur Expo 2016

The Cretaceous Period is being dug up again in Tokyo for the Dinosaur Expo 2016 at the National Museum of Nature and Science, which brings to the city two giant prehistoric exhibits. A skeletal reconstruction of a Tyrannosaurus Rex will be displayed along with ...

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Ibaraki: Suigo Itako Ayame Matsuri

Ayame (iris) Flower Festival. A million iris flowers of 500 species are in bloom in the garden. Admission is free. Yomeiri-fune (a boat escorting a bride) and local Japanese entertainments are performed during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:30 p.m.-10 ...

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Universal Cool Japan 2016

Universal Cool Japan 2016

Last year’s Universal Cool Japan campaign, which included a number of manga-, anime- and game-inspired attractions at the major theme park, was such a success that it enjoyed an extended run. Now it returns, bringing with it upgrades to the “Evangelion,” “Attack on Titan,” ...

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The Snoopy Museum: My Favorite Peanuts

The Snoopy Museum: My Favorite Peanuts

In Japan, “The Peanuts Movie” is being released under the title of “I Love Snoopy,” which should give you an idea of how much this country loves the cheeky canine. Charlie who? So it makes perfect sense that Tokyo will host the world’s first ...

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Belgian Beer Weekend

Belgian Beer Weekend

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Belgium-Japan relations and the organizers of the Belgian Beer Weekend hope you’ll celebrate with a drink. Belgium is home to 1,500 varieties of suds created by 168 breweries. Since this is a special anniversary for the two ...

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Kamo River Summer Terraces

Kamo River Summer Terraces

Over the centuries, Japanese people have thought up many ways to combat the muggy summer weather. Kyotoites in particular have always beat the heat with a certain elegance, one way being to take their meals on kawayuka (dining terraces built on rivers). This tradition ...

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Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. It will be held every day during the period except on the night of the full moon (Sept. 15 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. Fee is ¥3,100 (weekdays) or ¥3,400 (Sat., Sun. and national holidays), without meal. For ...

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Nanyo Region Healing Tours

Nanyo Region Healing Tours

Ehime Prefecture already has a lot to offer the tourist — mandarin-orange groves, high-quality locally produced cotton towels and onsen spas — but to encourage even more visitors, the Healing Tours campaign in the southern region of Nanyo is highlighting a program of relaxing ...

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