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Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a state-of-the-art entertainment facility where sounds, lights, and projections become one with reality. This fall, it is holding the new event “AQUA POP HALLOWEEN Directed BY NAKED”! Come enjoy this “cutting-edge Halloween” where the world of the ocean meets colorful sensory art!
Saitama – Kawagoe MatsuriRead Later
The official name of Kawagoe Matsuri is “Kawagoe Hikawa Matsuri,” and it has a long history of over 360 years. It is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. During the festival, spectacular floats that carry elaborate dolls parade through the streets. The daytime is a great chance to see the ornate detailing on each float up close. At night, enjoy the fantastical atmosphere while watching the floats illuminated with colorful lights.
[Tokyo] A Shopping District for Cooking Utensils! The 35th Kappabashi Dougu Matsuri (Kappabashi Tool Festival)Read Later
“Kappabashi Dougu Street” is a shopping district between Tokyo’s Asakusa and Ueno areas that extends around 800 meters from north to south.
It is an interesting shopping district, where around 170 shops all related to “food” items all gather, selling the obvious items like cooking utensils and tableware, as well as other things like restaurant signboards.
A large-scale tool festival is held annually in October, during which there are great sales and even lotteries! There are also food stalls set up during the festival, so you can enjoy delicious food too!
Summer is the season for outdoor activities!
This year, after visiting Kozushima, I decided to go on a second camping trip.
I decided to go with Lake Motosu in Yamanashi Prefecture for my second trip, which is around a 2-hour drive from the heart of Tokyo.
“Kawasaki Halloween” is Japan’s largest Halloween event! Over 100,000 people from across the country join in the celebrations. The large-scale costume parade around Kawasaki Station is packed with amazing costumes, so be sure to check it out! The winner of the after-parade costume contest receives amazing travel tickets and a monetary award.
※A participation fee must be paid after applying if you wish to join the parade.
“Gekikara Gourmet Festival 2018,” Japan’s largest spicy food festival, is being held in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho!
The festival features gourmet spicy dishes from restaurants around the world! This is a must-visit if you like spicy food!
Yabusame is a type of traditional Japanese archery in which a rider on a running horse shoots arrows at a target.
At Kamakura's Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, Yabusame events are held in the spring during the Kamakura Matsuri and in the autumn at the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Reitaisai festivals.
As an event where the 800-year-history of samurai can be felt, it attracts a lot of people.
Kozushima is a remote island located 178km south of Tokyo, and it is part of the Izu Islands.
It is a gorgeous resort area, with beautiful oceans, mountains, and starry skies. Kozushima is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
I had a lovely time camping there recently, so I’ll be introducing my experience and the island.