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2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

With its enthralling panoramic view of Japan’s capital, Tokyo Skytree is offering another kind of tokimeki (heart-pounding) experience at its 450-meter-high Tembo Galleria observatory through March 31. The landmark is marking the 60th anniversary of Ribon, a manga magazine aimed at young women that ...

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Oita: Tenryo Hita Ohina Matsuri

Girl’s Festival. The Hita area prospered under the reign of Tenryo (Tokugawa Shogunate dependency) in the time of the Edo Period. Hina ningyo (traditional Japanese dolls) which have been handed down for generations, have been well preserved, and are displayed at about 18 houses in ...

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Ibaraki: Mito-no-Ume Matsuri

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. Various events are scheduled, such as nodate and hina-nagashi (floating paper dolls down on a stream) and Night Ume festival. Admission to the garden is free. Schedule & Key events: ● March 3-20, sunset-9 p.m. Flowers and trees are ...

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Interpets 2017

Interpets 2017

If you are crazy about your pet, then Tokyo Interprets 2017 is an event you can’t miss. This year’s theme encapsulates exactly what the show is all about: “a happy and healthy life with pets.” “Cultivated by a well-aware and quality-conscious consumer base,” the pet expo aims ...

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Kanagawa: Kan-ou-no-Yube

Cherry Blossom Festival. This Japanese-style landscape garden has about 300 cherry trees. You can enjoy viewing of cherry blossoms even in the evening. Admission to the garden is ¥500. Please enter by 8:30 p.m. Schedule & Key events: ● daily sunset-9 p.m. Flowers are ...

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Your Name. Cafe

Your Name. Cafe

The biggest Japanese film in 2016 was by far the animated hit “Your Name.” After a lucrative year, it’s become one of the highest grossing movies in Japanese box office history and the top Japanese film ever released in China. The animation, which centers ...

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Fukuoka: Yanagawa Hina Matsuri Sagemon Meguri

Girl’s Festival. Sagemon are handsewn ornaments which are displayed all over the city for this festival. When a baby girl is born, her mother and grandmothers sew sagemon stitch by stitch wishing her to grow up healthy, and decorate them at both sides of ...

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Fukuoka: Yanagawa Hina Matsuri Sagemon Meguri

Girl’s Festival. Sagemon are handsewn ornaments which are displayed all over the city for this festival. When a baby girl is born, her mother and grandmothers sew sagemon stitch by stitch wishing her to grow up healthy, and decorate them at both sides of ...

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Kyoto: Kitano Odori

Japanese traditional dance by geiko (professional female entertainers in Kyoto). Admissions are ¥4,300 or ¥4,800. For further information, call 075-461-0148 at Kamishichiken kabukai. Schedule & Key events: ● daily from 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Location: Kamishichiken Kaburenjo, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto Access: From JR Kyoto ...

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Tokyo: Ueno Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. You can enjoy viewing of about 1,200 blooming cherry trees even in the evening, as thousands of bonbori (paper lanterns) are lit up. Schedule & Key events: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Open-air antique markets are opened 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Flowers are lit ...

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Nihonbashi Sakura Festival

Nihonbashi Sakura Festival

Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district is getting ready for spring with its annual Sakura (cherry blossom) Festival. The festival features a series of cherry-blossom-themed events around the area, with one of its main attractions being the Nihonbashi Sakura Gate. Located in the district’s Naka-dori Street, the ...

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Kanagawa: Odawara Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. You can enjoy viewing of 320 blooming cherry trees in the park even in the evening. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Flowers are lit up Location: Odawara Joshi Park and others, Odawara, Kanagawa Access: Joshi Park: JR ...

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Tokyo: Chiyoda-no-Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. You can enjoy view of cherry blossoms along the Chidorigafuchi path and in the shrine precincts. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6-10 p.m. Flowers are lit up Location: Yasukuni-jinja Shrine, Chidorigafuchi and others, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Access: Chidorigafuchi: (1) Tokyo Metro ...

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Tokyo: Bokutei Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival. You can enjoy viewing of cherry blossoms in the park. Some events are scheduled on Sakurabashi Bridge over Sumida River on Saturdays and Sundays during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6-9 p.m. Flowers are lit up Location: ...

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Sakura Aquarium by Naked

Sakura Aquarium by Naked

In Japan, sakura (cherry blossoms) are a harbinger of spring, and Tokyoites tend to enjoy them along the banks of the Meguro and Sumida rivers and in Ueno Park — that is, if it doesn’t rain. Rain or shine, Aqua Park Shinagawa in Minato ...

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All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

Studio Ghibli is one of the most popular animation studios in Japan after creating hits such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Now the studio’s Ghibli Museum in western Tokyo is celebrating its 15th year with a new exhibition. “All Aboard! The Cat ...

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