Originally a Nakameguro event from way back in 2014, the Blue Cave is now a Shibuya highlight each winter. This year’s 800m display will feature around 600,000 LEDs (guess what colour) stretching between Shibuya Koen Dori and Yoyogi Park. Creating a cave with trees, it really is a pretty magical sight, although it gets expectedly busy. Last year around 2 million visitors were counted in a single month, so embrace the crowds (not literally, we’re all about personal space) and consider it part of the experience.
On the final night the illuminations will remain on until 5am on January 1st.
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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