Japanese train spotters take their hobby very seriously (ever seen the contest where people do vocal impressions of all the different train types?) Actually, all of Japan takes railways seriously, which is why we have awesome trains like the Shinkansen and why the Ministry of Land Transport is the official organiser of this event.
Timed to coincide with National Railway Day, There will be booths from the main rail companies and Thomas the Tank Engine – perennial favourite of pre-school children everywhere – will be there too.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person Furusato Festival in 2021. There will be something happening online though. If you don’t have the time or money to go to those awesome but far-flung regional festivals, this is […]
Daikoku—a god of fortune—is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival. Highlights of the festival include the following two events: On Saturday, a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed—”coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves […]
Note: Due to the new emergency restrictions in Tokyo, this event will now be online only. The Tokyo-based duo of Rie Takeuchi (baritone saxophone) and Gideon Juckes (tuba) present their first online concert, broadcast live from the fireside of a […]
Think second-hand kimonos, ceramics and other small trinkets. This is a good place to find stylish stuff and unusual souvenirs from Japan. Try to arrive early as both the market itself and the surrounding Yurakucho area with its many cafes […]