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Spring Festivals near Tokyo!!

Believe it or not, it’s almost spring! Springtime is a time of change, new beginnings and renewal. The school year ends end in March and the new year begins in April. Companies also follow a similar calendar. The spring is a very important time for farmers to make preparations for planting rice. It’s also a […]

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Tokyo Marathon 2014 – “The Day We Unite”

On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9:10AM about 35,000 runners will run through the streets of Tokyo for the 2014 Tokyo Marathon. On November 2012, Tokyo joined the ranks of London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York as a World Marathon Major city. The Tokyo Marathon is an annual sporting event that aims to foster […]

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What was the previous Tokyo Olympic Games like?

Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games. It will be our second time to host because Tokyo previously hosted the Summer Games in 1964. But did you know Tokyo was chosen to host 1940 Olympic Games? Tokyo was chosen to host 1940 Olympic This is actually third […]

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6 biggest Matsuri Festivals in Tohoku Region, Northern Japan 2013

Summer Festivals in Tohoku region We have many summer festivals in Japan, but these six festivals in Tohoku region are the leading ones that are held in the beginning of August every year. After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 11, 2011, they held the festival together called “Tohoku Rokkon (Six souls) Festival” in […]

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Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan About 500,000 people visit Asakusa to see the extravagant Asakusa Samba Carnival! It started in 1981 and this year is it’s 32nd year. You might be surprised by the sheer size of this festival. Date & Time, Place Date& Time: 31st, Aug 2013 Start/end time:13:30–18:00 Price: Free […]

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Welcoming 15 Singapore High School Students

On Sun June 16 this weekend, we are going to welcome a group of 15 high school students from Singapore and enjoy Tokyo together. We’ll be separated to 3 groups, 5 guest and 2-3 guides each and will be wandering Harajuku, Shibuya, Akihabara (Akiba), Shimokitazawa and Kichijoji. Most of the routes is planned already but, […]

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Fuji Moss Pink Festival

The Fuji Moss pink Festival is a special spring attraction of Mt. Fuji with some 800,000 shibazakura (moss phlox or moss pink) plants spreading over the natural expanse of the mountain. It is one of the largest collections of shibazakura around the Tokyo area. You never forget this scenary. Date: Mid-April to late May Dates […]

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Sanja Matsuri Festival

Sanja Matsuri Festival Dating back to 1312, it is considered one of the three biggest festivals in Tokyo conducted by Asakusa Shrine, which enshrines three figures related to the Aasakusa Sensouji Temple. During three-days’ of the festival, more than 1.5million people visit there. Especially the Grand Parade is fascinating! Date: 17th till 19th May 2013 […]

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Tokyo Hotal on 25th May 2013

Tokyo Hotal(Tokyo fireflies-Symphony of Lights) Beutiful night view of River Sumida on the banks. This is a project of covering the Asakusa area by the River Sumida with LED lights, as if the whole area is a covered with the glow of fireflies. Date:25th May from 18:00 to 21:00 Place:From Asakusa Station 3 minutes on […]

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Events during Tokyo Golden Week 2013 vol.1

Hi, everyone. I introduce the events during Tokyo Golden Week 2013. Spring Grand Festival in Meiji Jingu Shrine You can see traditional dance like “Noh & Kyogen”. It is good chance to see them. ———————————– date:4/29~5/3 4/29 11am:bugakucourt dances and music 5/2 11:45am:Noh & Kyogen 15:45:instrumental trio 5/3 12pm:Noh 14:30:a biwaa four‐stringed Japanese lute place:Meiji […]

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