Built by a feudal lord during the Edo period, Rikugien Gardens is one of the most famous gardens from the time still extant. Designed to reflect famous scenes from waka poems, this Tsukiyama-Sensui style stroll garden has also been designated as a national scenic beauty spot since 1953.
The gardens are known as one of the best spots for autumn foliage viewing. The annual illumination event during the season invites many people who enjoy the beautiful collaboration between the flames of autumn leaves and the illumination throughout this beautiful example of an Edo era garden.
Some parts of the gardens may be closed after 4.30pm for security reasons. During this event, the garden stays open until 9pm with last admittance at 8:30pm.
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
Before you get your pervy hopes up, the Ohara Naked Festival (Ohara hadaka matsuri) would be more aptly named the Ohara “semi naked” Festival. The dancers costumes are actually quite modest with only (male) chests, shoulders and buttocks bared. On […]
Crooner Bruce Corsino will play, sing and transform the most harmless, happy tunes into the saddest songs you’ve ever heard. Check out this one-night only show at Jazz Bar SEA in Shin-Nakano. For your health, this place offers free hand […]
The Shimbashi Koichi festival contains a whole array of entertainment including taiko drummers, traditional dancers, local bands and some more unusual options too. The main events are the bon odori square and the Yukata Beauty Contest, which doesn’t feature a […]
Gallery Ether, located in Nishiazabu, is pleased to announce the opening of its sophomore exhibition Toukaku, featuring Okinawan artists akira and Denpa. From opposite ends of the burgeoning Okinawan art scene, artists akira and Denpa come together to strengthen their […]