In its 70th year, Hiratsuka’s Tanabata is the biggest in the Kanto region, attracting around 1.7m visitors over the three days of the festival. The colourful festivities will be centered around the shopping street on the north side of Hiratsuka station. The official event will continue until 9pm on Friday and Saturday and until 8pm on Sunday.
Officially, it is one of the “three great Tanabata Festivals in Kanto”, although the other two (in Iruma and Mobara) are much smaller.
From October 18th to 29th, Shinrin Park in Saitama Prefecture will hold a light-up and illumination event called “Halloween Night in the Forest”. Walk through the park at night enjoying the Halloween-themed artworks and installations, which include: a Sogetsu-style space […]
The 2021 event (like the 2020 event) is being held online. The info below is for the in-person event. Get ready to experience real Japanese flavors! This three-day food festival is jam-packed with 100 authentic Japanese experiences for kids and […]
The Yamathon is a fundraising challenge where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo, visiting all 30 stations of the famous JR Yamanote train line. Teams can also choose to do a half-Yamathon, finishing […]