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Hiroshima Flower Festival

April 11, 2016 by admin

If you are looking for something to do in Hiroshima over Golden Week, why  not drop in on the Hiroshima Flower Festival?  Every year Hiroshima’s Peace Boulevard is closed to traffic and for the duration of the festival is used for parades, dancing, music and food stalls to entertain nearly two million attendees. Hiroshima Flower Festival began in 1977, and has grown […]

What is Golden Week?

March 21, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

Japan is a nation that famously takes their working week very seriously. Hours are often long and hard and, as paid vacation is relatively limited when compared to many western countries, the decision to take time off is not taken lightly. This goes a long way to explain why Golden Week is so fervently celebrated in Japan. […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball Tickets in Japan

May 16, 2010 by Sue-Conolly

If you’re really having trouble buying tickets, then go no further than an American business website, www.japanballtickets.com that will purchase the tickets for you and have them delivered to your Japanese home or business address. This is a nice website and a good place to start your research of Japanese baseball, because they also have a schedule online as […]

Buddha’s Birthday at Sensoji Temple (4/8)

March 31, 2010 by First Admin

If you’re in Tokyo, April 8th is when you should get down to Sensoji (or Asakusa) and experience this year’s Hana Matsuri, an annual celebration of the birth of Buddha. Visitors pour sweet tea on a statue of the baby Buddha, and in the morning there is a large and well-attended parade. Sensoji Website

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