The sleek steel, glass and stone of the Roppongi Hills Arena will be taken over by kimono clad bon dancers for the weekend. This year the Friday will just be a pre-party, so there won’t be any bon-dancing as such. This festival boasts a unique dance – the Ropponjin Ondo – roughly translated as the Roppongi Workman’s Dance. All comers are invited to master the dance – no doubt featuring lots of typical Roppongi Hills work actions such as operating a keyboard and mouse, taking the elevator and using the shredder.
CEATEC is a giant consumer electronics show that takes place in October each year. It’s the Japan equivalent of mega trade shows like CES in the US and IFA in Europe. Although Japanese electronics companies are no longer the innovators […]
Running for over 40 years, the Edogawa Fireworks Festival is one of the more senior fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The venue, on the banks of the Edo River, is a 25-minute walk from JR Koiwa Station and a 15-minute walk […]
Taking place either in Nakano or Ikebukuro, this small flea market is punted at the ladies, though, in our experience, can be a good time for all genders. Check it out for previously-loved clothing, crafts, antiques and all sorts of […]
We’re totally in love with Showa Kinen Park—it’s a massive park with dazzling trees, myriad flowers, a dragonfly marsh, bird sanctuaries, fountains, bike trails, a kids area and everything else you could possibly want out of a park. But autumn […]