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Sora Fes

Sora Fes

In the final installment of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, Sam requests that Frodo look skyward and says, "There is light, beauty up there, that no shadow can touch." Less dramatic, but just as beautiful, is the sentiment behind Kyoto's Arashiyama Sora Fes ...

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The Aizu Festival

The Aizu Festival

This year marks 150 years since the beginning of the Meiji Era, which lasted from 1868 until 1912. The anniversary will be marked throughout the country, including this weekend in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture. Some streets will be blocked off to traffic during the Aizu Festival, ...

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Tokyo Kingyo Wonderland 2018

Tokyo Kingyo Wonderland 2018

The three biggest aquariums in Japan are the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, the Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, and all of them are a great place to take the kids this summer. If you're in the capital, however, then a ...

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Kyoto: Ujigawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is ¥2,000 (child ¥1,000) without meal. Tickets are put on sale 30 min. before the boarding time on the day. No reservation is necessary unless you charter a boat for a group. Schedule & Key events: ● July 1-Aug. 31 6:30 p.m.-8 ...

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Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018

Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018

The city of Niigata gets artistic once every three years as artists and local residents are invited for the Water and Land Niigata Art Festival. The triennale features artworks that pay respect to the nature of Niigata. The participating artists include Chiharu Shiota and Navin ...

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Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. It will be held every day during the period except on the night of the full moon (Sept. 25 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. Fee is ¥3,100 or ¥3,400 without meal. For reservation, please call 058-262-0104 (Gifu City ...

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Aichi: Kisogawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. Fee is ¥2,600 (weekdays on June 1-July 13 & Sept. 1-Oct. 15) or ¥2,900 (every Sat. & Sun., July 14-Aug. 31, Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8), without meal. There are also lunch cruise every Tue., Thu., Sat. and Sun. with ...

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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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