A classy and impressive annual display, the Omote-sando illuminations are a light-lit walk of just over 1km on Jingumihashi Street. With over 900,000 lights wound around the trees, it’s got a definite winter-wonderland feel. The event is sponsored by Google Pixel so… that’s a nice blend of Christmas and consumerism we guess? The full display will be on until December 25th, but the ‘shrub lighting’ will remain until Januray 5th, with illuminations starting from sunset each day until 10pm.
Held in temples across Japan on February 3rd, this festival cleanses away the evil of the previous year and drives away any evil spirits bringing bad luck to the new one. Held at the Yakuoin Temple, beans are thrown into […]
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Back in the Edo days, kites were considered lucky charms that help ward off fires, which were rampant at that time. Since then, a Kite Market is held annually on the Days of the Horse where kites are displayed and […]
After Japan re-opened its borders to the world, in the 1850s, many Chinese traders settled in the port city of Yokohama. Almost a century later, in 1955, part of Yokohama was officially renamed Yokohama Chukagai: Yokohama Chinatown. It is now […]
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