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Dino World 2015

Dino World 2015

Yokohama is going back — way back — with a new dinosaur exhibition. Pacifico Yokohama’s “Dino World 2015” features more than 200 fossils, including the Japanese debut of a complete representation of “Tinker” the juvenile Tyrannosaurus. The highlight of the event, however, is the ...

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Arrows Cafe Magic Shows

Arrows Cafe Magic Shows

For centuries, magicians have been sawing their assistants in half, conjuring birds out of thin air and wowing audiences with all manner of other illusions and slight of hand. Even though many famous illusions have been explained, such as the classic Chinese linking rings, ...

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Iris Van Herpen Conception Into Cyberspace

Iris Van Herpen Conception Into Cyberspace

As one of the first designers to create couture collections made with 3-D-printing technology, Iris Van Herpen is one of the most-watched fashion designers today. From Aug. 21 to Sept. 6, some of her innovative and avant-garde pieces will be displayed at the Seibu ...

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Superb Kyoto Dolls

Superb Kyoto Dolls

During the Heian Period (794-1185) hand-crafted display dolls made in Kyoto were popular among the nobility and the city is still famous today for its doll production. Miyako Messe in central Kyoto is hosting Superb Kyoto Dolls, an exhibition of traditional Japanese dolls, including ...

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Water Run Nagasaki

Water Run Nagasaki

Bangkok’s Songkran Festival, a special day when stores close and people hose each other down with water, is a huge splash in Thailand. Now the popular event is about to make waves in Japan. Water Run has three zones for players to soak up ...

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Water Run Osaka

Water Run Osaka

Bangkok’s Songkran Festival, a special day when stores close and people hose each other down with water, is a huge splash in Thailand. Now the popular event is about to make waves in Japan. Water Run has three zones for players to soak up ...

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World Breakfast Festival 2015

World Breakfast Festival 2015

The World Breakfast Festival is here to remind you that there are many different dishes with which you can start your day. Following its debut in Yokohama last year, this event comes to Tokyo with its wide variety of breakfast dishes to show visitors ...

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Kobe Fashion Week 2015 Autumn / Winter

Kobe Fashion Week 2015 Autumn / Winter

The port city of Kobe is well known as one of Japan’s most popular fashion hubs, with a history of importing styles and supporting fashion-related industries. Its 16 day-long Kobe Fashion Week, full of entertaining events showcasing accessible fashion, is a must for anyone ...

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Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium

Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium

Beginning in 2011, the Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium is an annual exhibition combining two unique aspects of Japanese culture: the love of kingyo goldfish and traditional Edo motifs. Aquarium designer Hidetomo Kimura combines modern technology with traditional Japanese aesthetics, utilizing lighting tricks and ...

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Wow Exciting! Carnivorous Plant Show

Wow Exciting! Carnivorous Plant Show

These are plants you don’t get to see everyday. Sakuya Konohana Kan botanical gardens, one of the largest greenhouse facilities in Japan houses 2,600 varieties of plants and is showcasing something special for the summer: Plants that eat insects. Visitors to the Wow Exciting! ...

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Belgian Beer Weekend Tokyo

Belgian Beer Weekend Tokyo

Belgium, home to 160 breweries and 1,500 different beers, has a reputation of being a drinker’s paradise. Every first weekend of September, this is celebrated with the Belgian Beer Weekend at the Grand Place, Brussels’ central square, which also happens to be a UNESCO ...

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The Art of Gundam

The Art of Gundam

Japan’s favorite fighting robots touch down at Roppongi Hills this summer for “The Art of Gundam” exhibition. “The Art of Gundam” exhibition traces the franchise’s 36-year-old history, beginning with the original 1979 series, “Mobile Suit Gundam.” Created by renowned animator Yoshiyuki Tomino, “Mobile Suit ...

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Kitayama village 'timber' rafting

Kitayama village 'timber' rafting

The tourist office in Kitayama village, Wakayama Prefecture, describes the area as one of the “most secluded regions in Kansai area,” making it an ideal retreat for those fleeing from the city. Not only does it have beautiful natural surroundings, but it is also ...

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Cosmos Festival 2015

Cosmos Festival 2015

Cosmos flowers, which are believed to have been first brought to Japan during the Meiji Era (1867-1912) by the Italian sculptor Vincenzo Ragusa, are expected to bloom across the Suiha plateau in Ehime Prefecture from now until early September. It’s a good time to ...

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