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Xmas Art Festa 2016

Xmas Art Festa 2016

There are all kinds of ways to have fun in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district. From Dec. 9, though, 23 art galleries in Chuo Ward will give Tokyoites something new to do with this year’s Xmas Art Festa. Their collections range from pieces by famous ...

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Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2016

Kyoto Arashiyama Hanatouro 2016

Arashiyama, an area on Kyoto’s western side, is a popular spot for photographers thanks to its natural beauty. The Oi River gently flows under Togetsu Bridge, in front of a backdrop of leafy mountains, and bamboo groves flourish in the area between Okochi Sanso ...

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Miffy Cafe

Miffy Cafe

Taking pictures at brunch has never been this cute. The Miffy Cafe, a popup that just finished a stint in Tokyo, will be in Nagoya for just over a month. Miffy, a white cartoon rabbit, was created by Dutch artist Dick Bruna in 1955. ...

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Universal Yo-kai Watch Festival

Universal Yo-kai Watch Festival

Yo-kai Watch, which is also an ongoing anime and manga series, is one of the most popular video games in Japan and around the world. Universal Studios Japan will hold the Universal Yo-kai Watch Festival, based on themes and characters of the video game ...

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Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2016

Festival of the Lights in Osaka 2016

The Festival of the Lights in Osaka celebrates its fourth year starting Nov. 20. One of the main draws will be the illumination along Midosuji Boulevard, which will be divided into eight zones and lit up in different colors from 5 p.m. till 11 ...

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Christmas

Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Christmas

Universal Studio Japan’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is gearing up for winter with a little Christmas magic. The amusement park’s Hogsmeade Village will have a Christmas tree and snow, modeled after the winter scenes in the “Harry Potter” movies. The stores in ...

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Sound Planetarium —Voyage—

Sound Planetarium —Voyage—

With more and more people listening to music on their computers, getting a decent sound experience can be a rare thing these days. Sony hopes to rectify this with Opus, which combines a top sound experience with images from space. The Sound Planetarium —Voyage— ...

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Marunouchi Illumination 2016

Marunouchi Illumination 2016

Chances are your Christmas tree has got nothing on Marunouchi Illumination. Celebrating its 15th annual event, 200 trees in the area around Tokyo Station will sparkle with gorgeous Champagne-colored lights for the holiday season. It’s also a relatively guilt-free experience, the event has an ...

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Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

One of the attractions at Sumida Aquarium in the area of Tokyo Skytree Town is the mangekyo (kaleidoscope) tunnel, a 50-meter mirrored slope with eight tanks of jellyfish. It’s impressive on its own, but since Nov. 8 it has been lucky to have the ...

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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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