Looking for a classier way to ring in the new year than chuhais by the river? The Ritz Carlton is a hosting the high-end party of the year with live jazz, new-year noodles and casino games galore. Aiming for a Western-style celebration, the hotel is opeing up their glamerous Grand Ballroom with an all-you-can-drink bar, a delicious buffet and live music to keep you dancing.
Note that due to Japan’s anti-gambling laws, none of the casino winnings can be exchanged for cash.
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 […]
Walk a mile in Japan and you’ll come across another regional food specialty you just have to try. Running concurrently with the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, and situated at the same location, the Mt Fuji Delicious Food Festival will save your […]
9:00am – 5:00pm
¥600 (on the door)