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Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2015

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2015

Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2015, one of the largest quilt festivals in the world, will have about 2.8 million in stitches this year with numerous quilts, designs and styles on display. One of the festival’s attractions involves the top three quilters from Japan ...

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Zen Meditation and Tour

Zen Meditation and Tour

Beautiful temples are definitely Kyoto’s main draw, but if you are looking for an even deeper cultural experience, then why not try Zen meditation within one of those temples? Shunko-in Temple offers daily meditation classes designed specifically for English-speaking foreigners. The Buddhist preaching and ...

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Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival

Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival

While many of us are adjusting to the cold and just starting to work on our New Year’s resolutions, residents of and visitors to Okinawa are already about to celebrate the return of spring. The Nakijin Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival, held from Jan. 17 ...

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Nippon Craftbeer Festival

If you enjoy learning about beer, talking about beer or simply drinking beer, you will be among friends at the 10th Nippon Craftbeer Festival. The event will feature 20 brewing companies from all over Japan and will have around 60 different types of beer ...

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'Sazae-san' 45th Anniversary Exhibition

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the widely popular “Sazae-san” anime series, Fuji Television Network is holding an exhibition devoted to the TV show that has been entertaining Japan for more than four decades. Based on a newspaper comic series, the “Sazae-san” anime series ...

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Shinmei Market Festival

Shinmei Market Festival

This festival goes back almost 700 years and was started by nine local community associations to celebrate the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture. Held every year on the second weekend of February, it is now one of the major festivals held in west ...

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Matsue Food Festival

Matsue Food Festival

In a celebration of local foods, the city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture is collaborating for a month-long festival in February. Visitors can receive special discount coupons to various places around the city where they can enjoy regional dishes, including crabs, Japanese sweets, sake ...

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Pokemon cafe Ω Ruby & α Sapphire

Pokemon cafe Ω Ruby & α Sapphire

Last year’s monster hits “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are the theme to a new pop-up cafe in Shibuya. As Nintendo 3DS remakes of the 2002 Game Boy Advance titles “Pokemon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” the new versions, with beefed-up graphics and new content, ...

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Osaka 3-D Mapping Super Illumination

Osaka 3-D Mapping Super Illumination

In the last couple of years, 3-D projection mapping has rapidly gained popularity, especially after the Tokyo Station show in 2012, which lit up and manipulated the entire facade of the station. This year, the Osaka Government Tourism Bureau and Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch ...

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White Sacas Toyotown Ice Garden

Are you ready to embrace the cold winter temperatures in exchange for a little fun? During the winter months, Akasaka’s White Sacas Toyotown Ice Garden is one of the largest outdoor skating rinks in Tokyo and a popular date spot for young couples. Spectators ...

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Doraemon Film Festival

Doraemon Film Festival

Many in Japan grew up with Doraemon, who made his first appearance in a manga series in 1969. Since then, the earless blue robot cat has also captured the hearts of people across the globe. The feline’s adventures, which depict him helping his friend ...

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Nitro Circus

The circus is back in town, but nothing like any big top show you’ve ever seen. The daring young men (and women) of Nitro Circus combine the extreme sports with crazy-as-a-loon stunts of “Jackss.” It’s a winning combination that has already blown millions of ...

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Yunishikawa Kamakura Festival

Yunishikawa Kamakura Festival

Every year, visitors trek through the snow to Tochigi Prefecture to enjoy the Yunishikawa Kamakura Festival, a unique celebration that features small igloos, called kamakura, carved out of mounds of snow. The main event is at night when the countless miniature kamakura are illuminated ...

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Nagahama Bonbaiten

Nagahama Bonbaiten

Cultivating bonsai has a history that goes back almost 2,000 years, and is now world-famous as a distinctive style of Zen Buddhism aesthetic expression. Typical bonsai plants include pine (matsu), maple (momiji) and cherry (sakura) trees, but the city of Nagahama in Shiga Prefecture ...

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Roppongi Hills Meets The Moomins

Roppongi Hills Meets The Moomins

Roppongi Hills is ushering in the Feb. 13 release of the anime film “Moomins on the Riviera” with a popup cafe and shop offering themed meals, special goods and plenty of fun. Finland’s favorite trolls will be featured in dishes and latte art at ...

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