SUN
International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

The world sounds jazzier on and around April 30 and it may be because that date has been designated International Jazz Day. Created by UNESCO and with musician Herbie Hancock serving as goodwill ambassador, the day is marked in nearly 200 nations by people ...

-
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 ...

-
Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival

When it comes to beautiful Japanese landscapes, there’s no beating Mount Fuji. And when the shibazakura (moss phlox) comes into bloom nearby, it’s just the icing on the cake. The Fuji Motosuko Resort near Lake Motosu in Yamanashi Prefecture will be carpeted in the ...

-
Kyoto's major spring dances

Kyoto's major spring dances

In Japan, sakura (cherry blossoms) and hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) parties are probably the top recognized symbols of the arrival of spring. In Kyoto, however, there is another custom to enjoy: dance performances by geiko (geisha) and maiko (geisha apprentices) to songs and music mainly ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.