Japanese films with English subtitles in Kyoto

Two Japanese films with English subtitles will be shown for free in Kyoto this month.

“One Million Yen Girl,” directed by Yuki Tanada in 2008, will start at 2 p.m. Nov. 20, while “Dearest,” by Yasuo Furuhata in 2012, will be screened at 2 p.m. Nov. 28.

The venue is Kyoto International Community House “kokoka,” a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

More details can be found at (in English) or by calling 075-762-1136.

Rare showing of Nara Museum teahouse

Volunteers at the Nara National Museum in the city of Nara will show visitors around its old tea-ceremony house and the surrounding garden, which are usually closed, on Nov. 23 and 24.

The tour is free of charge, but participants need to pay the museum entrance fee.

Tours will start at 10:15, 10:30, 10:45 and 11 a.m., and 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 and 2 p.m. Each lasts for about 50 minutes.

The museum is a 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station.

For further details, visit (in Japanese) or call 0742-22-4450.

Big cultural festival in Kobe next weekend

The Kobe Bunkasai 2013 cultural festival will feature various events by individuals and groups throughout the city of Kobe on Nov. 23 and 24.

The events include live drawing, concerts, radio programs, art exhibitions, consultations with architects, hiking, a picnic on the beach, cafes and talk shows. Most are free of charge.

For more information, go to (in Japanese). The contact number is 078-222-1003.

Walking tour in Nagoya for non-Japanese

Non-Japanese are invited to join a walk in Nagoya on Nov. 30.

Volunteers and participants will visit Nagoya Noh Theater, Nagoya Shrine, Shikemichi street and the Endoji shopping district between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Translation will be provided in Chinese, English, Portuguese and Spanish. Participation is ¥100. Reservations are required and can be made by sending an email to or by calling 052-581-0100.

People taking part will meet at Shiyakusho Station on the Meijo subway line.

For further information, visit (in English).

Mammoth Flea Market will have 3,500 booths

About 3,500 booths are expecting 60,000 visitors at the Mammoth Flea Market on Nov. 23 and 24 in Nagoya.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tickets are ¥1,200 for adults and ¥500 for junior high school and high school students.

The venue is Port Messe Nagoya, a five-minute walk from Kinjo Futo Station on the Aonami Line.

To learn more about the event, look at (in Japanese) or call 052-398-1771.

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