The China Festival at Yoyogi Park is an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sino-Japan relations, and the two-day event will include around 80 booths showcasing some of the country's diverse cuisine and culture.
"Obon" or just "Bon" is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon Odori.
U.S. Army Garrison Japan, with cooperation from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 4th Engineer Group, recently hosted the 61st annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama—the first one to be held on the installation since 2019.
In midsummer, many step out in yukata, or summer kimono, and gather in parks which are colorfully decorated with lanterns – to eat, drink and perform traditional dances to the beat of Japanese folk music.
We have now entered one of Japan’s most beautiful seasons – fall. All around us the green forests, mountains and landscape transform into fiery crimson and orange hues throughout the month of November.
What are some of the best things to do in Aomori Prefecture? Located at the northern tip of Japan's main island of Honshu, Aomori is surrounded by beautiful seas on three sides and covered in large swathes of forests.