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Emergenza Japan Tokyo Final

Emergenza Japan Tokyo Final

This is your chance to discover new bands or even the next big band. The Emergenza Music Festival started in 1992 in Rome and has since grown to become one of the largest indie-band competitions in the world, taking place in 34 countries. Emergenza ...

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Reptiles Fever 2015

Reptiles Fever 2015

Reptiles — you probably love them or really hate them. For those who do find them cute, this is a rare opportunity to see all kinds of reptilian and other unusual creatures, many of which you can even purchase as pets. “Reptiles Fever 2015,” ...

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The Legend of Heisei Osaka Amanogawa 2015

The Legend of Heisei Osaka Amanogawa 2015

July 7 is the official day of tanabata festivals, when celebrations of a mythical tale of star-crossed lovers take place all over Japan. The Tenmabashi and Nakanoshima areas of Osaka are commemorating the event by displaying their version of the Milky Way, the astrological ...

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'Tomorrow We Will See'

'Tomorrow We Will See'

Though once known as a paradise of cultural heritage and tradition, Lebanon has been embroiled in wars and conflict for decades, struggling with political and social instability, religious tension and a national identity crisis. Japanese-Lebanese filmmaker Soraya Umewaka’s “Tomorrow We Will See,” a documentary ...

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Nippon Craftbeer Festival 2015 in Shonan

If you enjoy learning about beer, talking about beer or simply drinking beer, you will be among friends at the Nippon Craftbeer Festival 2015 in Shonan. The event will feature over 20 brewing companies from all over Japan, and will have around 50 different types ...

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Nagoya Oktoberfest

Drin up at Nagoya Oktoberfest in Hisaya Odori Park. Admission is free but there are various prices for food and drinks.

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Aizome Experience Workshop

Aizome Experience Workshop

Aizome (indigo dyeing) has a history of more than 700 years in Japan, with its distinct color often being called Japan blue. If you’re interested in learning more about the practice, then the Ai-no-Yakata, Aizumicho Historical Museum in Tokushima Prefecture is a great place ...

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Diorama Kyoto Japan

Diorama Kyoto Japan

Diorama Kyoto Japan has one of the largest railway dioramas in Japan. With a total length of 2.7 km of miniature railway tracks and 800 carriages, this miniature city of Kyoto should delight anyone with a love of trains. Visitors can watch tiny versions ...

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Caribbean/Latin America Festival 2015

For two days this summer, Yoyogi Park will turn into a Caribbean paradise as people from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Mexico and many more countries will share their countries and their cultures. Caribbean/Latin America Festival has been held twice since it began in ...

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Water Run Chiba

What better way to cope with the scorching summer heat than run around throwing water balloons and squirting water guns? On the two hottest days of the summer, Water Run invites 6,000 people per day to take part in the first water festival in ...

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Ultra Plants Exhibition

Plant hunter Seijun Nishihata is putting down roots and bringing 50 types of exotic plants from around the planet to one spot in Tokyo. The Ultra Plants Exhibition will feature Nishihata, the fifth-generation representative of major plant wholesaler Hanau Co., who travels across Japan ...

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Somen-Nagashi at Kamogawa Tenobe Somen

Somen-Nagashi at Kamogawa Tenobe Somen

Confident in your chopstick skills? Now’s a good time to really put them to the test by taking part in a sōmen-nagashi (noodle-draining) event. This fun way of eating sōmen (thin wheat noodles) is basically a game in which you need to catch noodles ...

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Aloha Festival Yokohama

No need to travel across seas to get your dose of tropical vibes this summer. Just hop on a train and go to Aloha Yokohama, the country’s biggest Hawaiian festival. For three days starting on “Ohana Day” (“family” in Hawaiian), accessory stores, food stalls ...

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Summer Sonic 2015

Summer Sonic 2015

Headliners at one of Japan’s biggest rock festivals, held in both Tokyo and Osaka, include The Chemical Brothers, Ariana Grande, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Imagine Dragons, ZEDD, The Script, Cody Simpson, ECHOSMITH, Magic!, NICO & VINZ, Olly Murs, Carly Rae Jepsen, Clean ...

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2015 Asakusa Samba Carnival

Japan’s largest samba festival is back this year, bringing colorful, Brazilian flair to the streets of Asakusa. The Asakusa Samba Carnival, which has been held annually since 1981, features thousands of musicians and dancers dressed in extravagant costumes who will parade down the streets ...

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