Tokyo Auto Salon, one of the biggest motor shows in the world, is coming back to Makuhari Messe and will showcase modified and tuned cars. Think MTV’s Pimp My Ride, but more luxurious.The event isn’t exactly cheapo, but it’s a must-see if you’re really into cars/things you’ll never be able to afford. This year will be the biggest in the salon’s history with over 300,000 visitors expected.
Note that the whole of the first day is open to industry and media only. Saturday and Sunday are both public entry days with tickets costing ¥3,000 in advance and ¥3,500 on the door.
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 […]