J-Culture Fest: New Year’s Theme Park

2nd Jan–3rd Jan, 2019 11:00am – 6:00pm
J-CULTURE FEST New Year's Theme Park
Photo by J-Culture Fest

Experience all the traditions of Japanese New Year under one roof at the New Year Theme Park event. A unique cultural period without the fanfare and fireworks of other countries, New Year in Japan is a quieter and more traditional affair. Aside from the hatsunode (the first shrine/temple visit of the year) it can be hard to join in with other traditions, but the Tokyo International Forum has you covered. There will be carnival stalls, a chance to try mochi-making and to try ozoni-soup—all staples of the new year celebration. There will be an area for children to try crafts, stage performances and a space to try seasonal kimono too.

There will also be some full-length performances of music, theater and dance including kabuki complete with full costumes, but these are ticketed and cost ¥4,000 to ¥6,000 per person.

Dates: 2nd Jan–3rd Jan, 2019
Start/End Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Venue: Tokyo International Forum
Entry: Free
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Access: 250 m from Yurakucho Station Yurakucho Line (Y18)Yamanote Line (JY30)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK23)
0.5 km from Tokyo Station Marunouchi Line (M17)Yamanote Line (JY1)Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC1)Tokaido Line (JT1)Yokosuka Line (JO1)Keiyō Line (JE1)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK22)Jōban Line (JJ3)
0.5 km from Kyobashi Station Ginza Line (G10)
Area: Marunouchi
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