Hey! Get off base and check out these events in Japan!
Stripes Japan | .
published: December 08, 2017
Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Dec. 8)
The 47 Ronin Winter Festival
December 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
Twice a year, the Sengakuji temple hosts a commemorative festival for the legendary Ronin Samurai, called the Akougishisai.
Tokyo Mystery Circus opens in Kabukicho
December 19, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The world’s most mysterious indoors carnival crammed with escape rooms, strange cafes and mystery-solving floors will open in Kabukicho.
For more information, visit https://mysterycircus.jp/
2017 Fiesta de España
Through January 19, 7 p.m.
This event attracts over 100,000 visitors and will include many food stalls selling cultural foods and drinks as well as music and traditional flamenco dance performances to bring a very Spanish cultural feel to Tokyo.
For more information, visit http://spainfes.com/
Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017
Through January 31, 10:00 p.m.
For more information, visit http://smart-illumination.jp/
Tokyo Santa Run 2017
December 23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chiba Prefecture Makuhari Seaside
Keep in shape and in holiday-spirit this Christmas and participate in a 7k charity run in a full santa costume along with 100 others!
Must register online.
¥3,500 General Admission
¥2,160 for Highschool students
¥1,080 for Elementary & Middle school students.
For more information, visit http://santa-run.jp/index.html
Comiket (Comic Market)
December 29, 2017 - February 1, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tokyo Big Sight
Come support both professional and amateur manga artists as they exchange their own self-produced niche creations!
For more information, visit http://www.comiket.co.jp/index_e.html
Furusato Matsuri Tokyo
January 7 - 15, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Entrance tickets range from ¥1,200 – ¥1,700
Don’t miss out on one of Japan’s largest collective events on traditional performances and, of course, foods from all over Japan. More than 300 companies spanning from Hokkaido to Okinawa will be offering different dishes and drinks in this festival.
For more information, visit https://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/furusato/
HOKUSAI AND JAPONISME (Tokyo): Through Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m. on Fridays, close on Mondays; featuring 90 ukiyo-e art by Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849) from museums and private collections in Japan and worldwide, examining the development of modern western art through the lens of Hokusai and Japonisme. The exhibition will compare around 200 western artworks including Monet, Degas, Xezanne and Gauguin with Hokusai on display;; The National Museum of Western Art; 1,600 yen adults, 1,200 yen college students, 800 yen senior high school students; one-minute walk from JR Ueno Station; www.nmwa.go.jp/en/exhibitions/2017hokusai.html.