Vogue magazine holds their annual “global festival of shopping” event ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ at Hankyu’s Umeda Honten and Hankyu Men’s Osaka department stores on two week nights this year – one more night than Tokyo gets! The theme this year is Fashion X Sustainability, so it’s right on trend with the current climate of ethical fashion.
Along with the opportunity to group shop, there will be lots of entertainment and special celebrity guests. Entry is free.
Ashikaga Flower Park’s annual Great Wisteria Festival is the place to see pretty purple wisteria — fuji-no-hana in Japanese — in all its glory. And also to see less common varieties in pink, white, and yellow. Basically it’s a really […]
Featuring the dancers of the Pontocho area, this show has it’s own specially-built theater just off Pontocho called the Kaburenjo theater. The stage is designed to enhance the performance; it curves, allowing for a more immersive experience for the audience. […]
Japan is an anthophile’s dream: chrysanthemums, camellias, wisteria, and the mighty cherry blossom abound, and it seems that every region and city has a gorgeous formal garden landscaped to showcase the bloom of the moment. In Yamanashi Prefecture, the star […]
On the last Sunday of May each year, Higashiomi in Shiga Prefecture hosts a festival in which enormous traditional kites are hauled into the air by teams of up to 100 people. The festival features local kites as well as […]
9:20am – 3:00pm