For five days in early November, you can spend an evening oohing and aahing over the nightly illuminations that transform Yokohama’s waterfront area. The yearly displays are created by artists both homegrown and international and began in 2011. The use of energy-saving technologies (like LED lighting) is a nod to the way of the future—hence “smart illumination”.
Some installations are interactive, and workshops are being offered as well if you’re looking for a more hands-on experience.
And while you’re in the area, check out the Yokohama art scene. See our guide here.
The Myoko Mountain Music Festival—aka the M Festival—is Japan’s newest two-day outdoor event. Promoting world-class music, sustainability, art, and outdoor lifestyle, M Festival will bring you closer to nature! The festival takes place at Ikenotaira Ski Resort in Myoko, Niigata […]
Due to COVID-19, the annual Tower Climb has been canceled and replaced with a challenge that you can do anywhere. The Step Up Challenge involves walking 20,169 steps in honor of the 20,169 lives lost last year to suicide. Instead […]
The Nikkan Koryu Matsuri (Japan-Korea Exchange Festival) is an event held simultaneously in both Tokyo and Seoul with the object of bringing Japan and Korea closer together. Held at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo, the Tokyo version of the festival […]
Perfect Liars Club is the smash hit US comedy story interrogation show taking Tokyo by storm. Four people tell a story, but only three are true. The audience interrogates live to flush out the liar. Are you a perfect sleuther? […]
Due to COVID-19, the in-person event has been cancelled for 2020, but there is an online event in its place. The information below is for previous years when it was an in-person event. The Tokyo Game Show remains one of […]
Fiesta Mexicana, taking place along the West Promenade next to the Aqua City shopping center in Odaiba, will run for 3 days of food, fun and entertainment. This is the 20th year of the event and promises to be even bigger […]