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.
Celebrating the accession ceremony day of the temple’s deity – Emperor Kanmu in 781 in Nara, this annual festival features an opportunity to see Geiko (the geisha of Kyoto) and Maiko, their apprentices. The prayer ceremony takes place on the […]
Taking place in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, the Hikiyama Festival is named for the wheeled festival floats which are pulled along at many traditional festivals. However, the festival is known for ‘kodomo kabuki’ – children’s kabuki. In the case of the […]
Founded in 2009 by comedy giant Yoshimoto Kogyo, the festival has a packed schedule which includes comedy and drama, as well as documentaries, young-director showcases, and development workshops. Despite the name, the Okinawa International Film Festival is decidedly more domestic […]
A performance by Maiko and Geiko from different districts, also known as the dance of the capital. Begun to raise spirits after Tokyo was first declared Japan’s capital, it has been held in the Kaburenjo Theater since 1873 but due […]
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