With the Tokyo dates sold out already, this is a great chance to see UK DJ Jonas Blue in Japan. Part pop, part dance, his debut single (a tropical house cover of Fast Car by Tracy Chapman) reached number two in the UK charts, remaining in the top 10 for 11 weeks. His debut album, Blue, was released in 2018 and includes guest artists Becky Hill, Joe Jonas and Liam Payne. The gig will be held at Namba Hatch, a short walk from Namba station.
One of the many traditional Setsubun festivals taking place across Kyoto (and Japan), Yasaka Shrine’s version is unusual in that it features Geiko – the Kyoto version of Geisha. On the first day, there will be dance performances and bean-throwing […]
One of the best-known Setsubun festivals in Kyoto, this is a great place to drive away those evil spirits and welcome in the new spring season. Priests begin the day with a cleansing ritual at around 1pm, followed by an […]
Celebrated to mark the end of winter and the day before spring begins on the old lunar calendar, Setsubun is an age-old Japanese ceremony thought to drive evil spirits from the house. Many people dress as demons and are herded […]
Officially called the Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Water Festival (Noboribetsu onsen yu matsuri), this unique festival takes place at the coldest time of year, when the last thing you want to be is naked (well, semi-naked) while running around at night […]