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Tokyo Marathon Expo 2017

Tokyo Marathon Expo 2017

On Feb. 26, around 30,000 people of varying athletic skill will depart from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and run toward a goal at Tokyo Station as part of the Tokyo Marathon, the biggest annual running event in Japan. Before their long run, participants ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter Special Performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter special performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter Special Performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 26). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

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Design Week Kyoto

Design Week Kyoto

Design Week Kyoto brings culture and craft together at select manufacturing sites in an effort to encourage collaboration. The Open Factory portion includes workshops in handweaving, woodwork, pottery and other trades that will be spread out across the city. These workshops emphasize handmade, carefully ...

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Nitro Circus 10th Anniversary Tour

Nitro Circus 10th Anniversary Tour

The audience may be on the edge of their seats, but the performers at Nitro Circus abide by one rule: no fear. Described as an “action sports collective,” the group’s upcoming two-city tour celebrates its 10th anniversary. The shows last 2½ hours each — ...

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Shigisan Tora Festival

Shigisan Tora Festival

Located near the southern end of the Ikoma Mountains, Shigisan Chogosonshiji Temple in Heguri, Nara Prefecture, has many eye-catching features, including a 6-meter-long papier-mache tora (tiger). Since February is the Month of the Tiger, according to the lunar calendar, the temple will hold a ...

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Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2017 Winter

Akiba Daisuki! Festival 2017 Winter

The Akihabara area of Tokyo often winds up on the itineraries of tourists since it is known as an electronics paradise. Akiba, as the neighborhood is known for short, has also become a cultural hub for otaku, which is often translated in English as ...

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy Carr’s career as a comic and TV personality spans more than 15 years, making him a household name in his native Britain. This month he hopes to get Japanese fans laughing too. In the U.K. he has hosted everything from game shows (“Distraction,” ...

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Kyoto Tower Valentine Event

Kyoto Tower Valentine Event

Christmas in Japan seems to operate a lot like Valentine’s Day in that it focuses on couples. And Valentine’s Day? Well, that’s also for couples. There will be events all over Japan, and Kyoto Tower is hosting one of them. Additional items such as ...

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Memory & Imagined Landscape

Memory & Imagined Landscape

There’s a definite nostalgic bent in pop culture nowadays, but an upcoming event at Superdeluxe looks to dive deeper into the idea of memory. Memory & Imagined Landscape brings together four short films and audio-visual performances around the titular theme. The films include two ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival featuring the lighting up Juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● Dec. 23, 24; Dec. 29-Jan. 3; Jan. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22; Jan. 27-March 5 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Juhyo lighting up Location: along Zao ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival featuring the lighting up juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● Jan. 1-Jan. 3, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, Jan. 27-March 5 5-9 p.m. Juhyo lighting up Location: along Zao Ropeway Sancho Line, Yamagata Access: ...

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Shizuoka: Atami Baien Ume Matsuri

Japanese Apricot Festival. There are about 470 Japanese apricot trees of 60 species in the garden and they begin to bloom usually from the middle of January. Various entertainments are scheduled during the festival period. Admission is ¥300. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Kanagawa: Odawara Ume Matsuri

Ume (Japanese apricot) Flower Festival. There are about 250 apricot trees in Odawara Joshi Park and about 35,000 trees in Soga Bairin which consists of three gardens: Bessho, Nakagawara and Hara Gardens. Many events are scheduled on every Saturday and Sunday during the festival ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.