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Kanpai Bottle Party! Golden- Week Kick Off Event

Kanpai Bottle Party! Golden- Week Kick Off Event

Please bring a bottle to the party (Beer/ Wine/any Alcohol). 1 Bottle per Person! Music: Hip-Hop/Reggae/Dancehall *Body Painting and Live airbrush painting. *Jamaican jerk chicken and patties on sale Tickets ¥2500 via http://iflyer.tv/event/259032 *No Re-Entry Takes place at the Ikebukuro Hearts Care,  a 5-minute walk ...

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Yamagata: Yonezawa Uesugi Matsuri

Festival in commemoration of the famous warlord Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578). Schedule & Key events: ● May 3 from 9:30 a.m.: Parade of mikoshi of Uesugi-jinja Shrine and floats, through the city’s main street from 10:20 a.m.: Uesugi gundan gyoretsu (a parade of about 1,000 ...

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Tokyo: Meiji-jingu Haru-no Taisai

Annual Spring Festival of the shrine. Many Japanese performing arts are performed during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: Many Japanese performing arts Location: Meiji-jingu Shrine, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: (1) JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station, and then walk 5 min.; (2) Tokyo ...

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Aomori: Hirosaki Sakura Matsuri

Cherry Blossom Festival with about 2,600 cherry trees on the ground of Hirosaki Castle and along the castle’s moat in Hirosaki Park. The festival period is subject to change depending on blossoming. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Cherry blossoms light ...

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Kyoto: Mibu Kyogen

Medieval pantomime, designated as one of National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties. Mibu Kyogen, 30 pantomime skits, have been handed down, and five kinds of which, are performed. Admission is ¥800. Schedule & Key events: ● April 29-May 4, 1-5:30 p.m. ● May 5, ...

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Saga: Arita Toki Ichi

One of the biggest ceramic fairs with about 500 stalls held along Kyudo route (about 4 km). About one million people visit the fair every year. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Kyudo route, Arita-cho, Saga Access: JR Sanyo Shinkansen ...

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Tokyo: Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri

Tsutsuji (azalea) Flower Festival. You can enjoy viewing of about 3,000 azalea blossoms. Admission to the garden is ¥200. Please enter the garden by 5:30 p.m.. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Azalea Garden is open Location: Nezu-jinja Shrine, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo ...

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Tokyo: Fuji Matsuri

Fuji (wisteria) Flower Festival. There are over 100 wisteria roots in the shrine precincts, and they are usually in full bloom in this season. Schedule & Key events: ● daily sunset – 9 p.m. Flowers are lit up Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo ...

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Ibaraki: Kasama-no-Toensai (Himatsuri)

Pottery Fair. About 200 stalls are set up in the park. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Geijutsu-no-mori Park, Kasama, Ibaraki Access: (1) JR Mito Line to Kasama Station, and then walk 30 min. or take temporary bus (10 min.); ...

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Disney Fun and Run

Disney Fun and Run

This may one of the few times that you don’t have wait in line for hours at a theme park, as Disney is letting guests run past everyone for its upcoming marathon. On Children’s Day, DisneySea will shut down its rides and shops for ...

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Tamagawa Robot Town

Tamagawa Robot Town

The Takashima Shopping Center is letting guests step into the future with its Tamagawa Robot Town exhibition. As its name suggests, the two-week event will feature a variety of robots for visitors to see and interact with. The exhibition will display working robots that ...

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a Mexican holiday, but that doesn’t stop people in other countries joining in on the fun. Japan’s party will be something to check out during the Golden Week holidays this year, featuring folk handicrafts, cultural booths and, of ...

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Satozake Festa for Women

Satozake Festa for Women

Getting acquainted with sake might be intimidating for some, but the Satozake Festa for Women aims to introduce the world of nihonshu in a fun and relaxed setting. In addition to a wide range of 150 sake from 32 breweries, there will be a ...

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Tochigi: Mashiko Toki Ichi

Pottery Fair. Besides 50 shops, about 500 stalls are set up in the town. Schedule & Key events: ● daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Mashiko-machi, Mashiko-machi, Tochigi Access: (1) JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line to Oyama Station, and then change to JR Mito Line to ...

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Nikufes Tokyo 2016 Spring

Carnivores looking for something to sink their teeth into this Golden Week should head to Odaiba’s Nikufes. The festival will have dozens of types of meat dishes, including steaks, roast beef, skewers, kebabs, shabu shabu (hot pot), chicken nanban and duck. Nikufes promises to ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.