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Tokyo: Shinjuku Gyoen Kikukadan-ten

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is ¥200. Please enter by 4 p.m.. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Shinjuku Gyoen, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Access: Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line to Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Sta. (M10)(Exit 1) and then walk 5min. Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information ...

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Tokyo: Shichi-go-san

Many children and their parents or families visit shrines usually on Saturdays and Sundays around Nov. 15. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 15  daytime Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Sta. (Omotesando Exit), and then walk 5 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda ...

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Hiroshima: Hi-watari Shiki

Hi-watari Shiki, rigorous religious practice of walking on burnt charcoals in the temple's ground. Schedule & Key events: from 11 a.m.: Ritual pray for protection from illness and disaster 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Hi-watari Shiki Location: Daisho'in Temple, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Access: (1) JR Sanyo Honsen Line to ...

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Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2018

Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2018

It's not like Tokyo ever really takes a break from shopping, especially in the trendy neighborhood of Omotesando. This weekend, though, fashion and brand names will be even more prevalent than usual when Vogue magazine's Fashion's Night Out kicks off on Saturday. More than 130 ...

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Tokyo: Jindai Shokubutsu Koen Kikka Taikai

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission to the garden is ¥500. Please enter by 4 p.m.. The garden is closed on every Monday. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Jindai Botanical Garden, Chofu, Tokyo Access: (1) Keio Line to Chofu Sta. (North Exit). From there, take ...

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Yattokame Festival

Yattokame Festival

Most people learning Japanese are taught that the phrase "long time no see" translates as hisashiburi, but in Nagoya you'll hear locals say "yattokame" every so often instead. It's this greeting that's behind the name of the city's Yattokame Festival. The 23-day event will feature ...

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Sencha ceremony @ Yamamoto-tei garden

A sencha (non-powdered green tea) ceremony will be held on Nov. 18 at the Yamamoto-tei garden in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward. Sencha master Etsuko Yoshida will serve the tea made from tea leaves from Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture. Specially made Japanese cake will also be served. The ceremony ...

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Fiesta de Espana 2018

Fiesta de Espana 2018

Most Tokyoites know that if you're ever in the mood for international cuisine, Yoyogi Park is often the place to go. This weekend, the park will host the Fiesta de Espana, a Spanish-themed event that mixes food and entertainment. Nearly 50 booths will be set up ...

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Tokyo: Meiji-jingu Kikka-ten

Summay: Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:10 a.m.-4:10 p.m. Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Sta.(Omotesando Exit), and then walk 5 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Line to Meiji-Jingumae Sta. (C03, F15)(Exit 2), and ...

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Tokyo: Kameido Tenjin Kiku Matsuri

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Sobu Line to Kameido Sta. (North Exit), and then walk 15 min. (2) JR Sobu Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line to ...

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Tokyo: Tokyo-to Kanko Kikka Taikai

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 1-Nov. 22 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ● Nov. 23 10 a.m.-noon Location: Hibiya Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Access: Tokyo Metro Hibiya, Chiyoda Line or Toei Mita Subway Line to Hibiya Sta. ...

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Tokyo: Yushima Tenjin Kiku Maturi

Chrysanthemum Exhibition. Life-size dolls made of chrysanthemum flowers are also exhibited. Admission is free. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6 a.m.-sunset Location: Yushima Tenjin Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line to Yushima Sta. (C13)(Exit 3), and then walk 2 min. (2) Tokyo Metro Ginza ...

FRI

Nagano: Bunka Bunsei Fuzoku Emaki-no Gyoretsu

Festival featuring a procession of people dressed as warriors, postmen, priests, pilgrims, merchants' daughters, farmers, comb venders and so on of the Edo period along Nakasendo (old highway). Schedule & Key events: 10:30 a.m. Procession starts from Nagiso-machi Sogo Ground noon Procession stops ...

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Nagano: Nagano Ebisu-ko Enka Taikai

Fireworks Display with over 12,000 fireworks. It is held in late autumn unlike the other fireworks displays which usually take place in high summer. This fireworks display dates back to the feudal times, and people in Nagano boast the skills required to make huge ...

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Miyazaki: Shinwa-no Takachiho Yo-kagura Matsuri

Mythology performed by Shinto dance at night. There are 33 mythological plays of kagura to be dedicated to the shrine. Schedule & Key events: ● Nov. 22 6 p.m.-11 p.m. ● Nov. 23 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Location: Takachiho-jinja Shrine, Takachiho-cho, Miyazaki Access: JR Nipo Honsen Line to Nobeoka ...

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Kumamoto: Yatsushiro Myoken-Sai

Festival with a 400-year history, noted for a long procession, designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties and registered as the Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This festival features the procession of shishi lion, 12 kazari-uma (decorated horses), warriors, ...

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