You’ve probably seen clips of a parade of giant dancing Pikachu on Youtube, but it can’t beat seeing (and dancing with) the real thing.
For those of you who are old, without kids or haven’t been in Japan for long, Pikachu is the most well-known Pokemon (pocket monster) from the popular kids’ TV program/game/commercial phenomenon.
The 2,000-strong Pikachu army will be at different places all around Minato Mirai in Yokohama from the 6th of August until the 12th. This year there is a tie-in with Pokemon-GO, with advance sign-up required (you choose one day to attend and a lottery selects winning applicants).
You’ll be seeing red at the Jindaiji Temple Yakuyoke Ganzan Jie Daishi Festival. This popular spring event in Tokyo started in the Edo period in memory of Ganzan Daishi. One of Japan’s three biggest daruma doll markets, there are around 300 […]
Visit this 2-day food festival at Yoyogi Park to try local Japanese dishes from Hokkaido all the way to Kyushu. It takes place at the NHK Broadcasting Center, Yoyogi Park so you can have an impromptu picnic (assuming the weather is […]
Spring in Japan isn’t just about the cherry blossoms, and at Bunkyo’s Yushima Tenjin Shrine you can see one of the island nation’s other flower festivals, the ume matsuri, or plum festival. Plum trees blossom earlier and for longer than cherry blossoms, so […]
The Heiwajima Antiques Fair is a popular indoor flea market that’s held five times a year, for a period of three days each time. Close to 300 vendors from all over Japan come to sell their wares, which comprise a […]
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