Cheapo Weekend for January 10-12: Furusato Food & Culture Fest and Last Call for Winter Illuminations

Adriana Paradiso

Furusato-Festival
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The holiday season and its wintery charm are fading fast, but there are still options for those who want to prolong it as much as possible. Nothing keeps the festive spirit alive and kicking better than, well, festivities.

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Lucky for those Christmas keeners, winter illuminations are still on! Check out our top picks list for this year’s illuminations. There are a handful of options left to choose from; however, this is the last weekend to enjoy ones such as the Shiodome Caretta Illumination. So get out there and revel in festive glory!

If you’re not in the mood to bundle up and head outside, you’ll want to consider the Furusato Festival at Tokyo Dome that kicks off this Saturday.  There, you can satisfy your gastronomical and entertainment needs by savoring local foods from all over Japan and taking in cultural performances all in one convenient and warm place.

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Don’t forget to check out the Japanese Antique Market in case you need to buy any belated holiday gifts or just want to treat yourself to something new (but old). It’s taking place this Monday in Yoyogi Park.

Lastly, for those who perpetually mutter “bahumbug” and just want to kick it with a few friends in a non-festive, non-cultural sorta way, consult our list of cheap bowling spots. Visit any of the alleys for a cheap and relaxed way to have fun in the New Year.


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