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Ashikaga Flower Park Celebrates 20 Years of Spectacular Seasonal Light-Ups

Just 70 Minutes North of Tokyo by Tobu Railways, this 23-Acre Floral Fantasia is Recognized as One of Japan's Top Winter Illumination Spots.

This year (2021) marks the 20th Anniversary of…


Added by Marian Goldberg on November 17, 2021 at 5:28pm — No Comments

New York City's New Henna na Hotel Stars Exciting Animatronics

Japan’s renowned Henn na Hotel Group, established as the purveyor of playful and memorable hospitality experiences throughout the country, opened its first international property in New York City,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on November 12, 2021 at 3:17am — No Comments

"LA eats JAPAN" Comes to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles with Street Food and Live Performances

After Being Canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Annual Japanese Food  & Cultural Festival Emerges Better than Ever! For the first time, it will be held in an outdoor venue as the LA eats JAPAN Festival! Come for the Authentic Japanese Cuisine and the Outstanding Mix of Live Traditional and Contemporary…


Added by Marian Goldberg on October 22, 2021 at 2:41am — No Comments

The Charming, Well-Preserved "Little Edo" Town of Koedo Kawagoe Is Even More Compelling in the Brilliance of Mid-November Autumn Foliage

 Autumn foliage at Kita-in Temple, Kawagoe  c.

Just half-an-hour northwest from Tokyo’s Ikebukuro station, along the Tobu Tojo…


Added by Marian Goldberg on October 19, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

2 Great Japanese Evening "Light-up" Events in Autumn 2021

In Japan's Nikko and Kinugawa-onsen areas, two hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway Nikko and Kinugawa lines, special moon-viewing festivities with light-ups are being held from September through November.

There is a Japanese expression, "aki…


Added by Marian Goldberg on October 2, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel, In the Center of Kanazawa City, the Jewel of Japan's Hokuriku Region

Kanazawa is the capital of Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture, along the Japan Seacoast. Because of its rich cultural history and preserved art and architecture, it is often called the Jewel of the Hokuriku - Central Honshu - region.

Historically, Kanazawa was the headquarters of the Kaga Domain during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The Kaga Domain was…


Added by Marian Goldberg on September 28, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

The 2021 AIZU FESTIVAL in Aizu-wakamatsu Will Be Held September 18-20

Festival Float carrying Clan Princess

Travel North 4 1/2-hours from Tokyo and Travel Back to the Time of the Samurai

The 2021 Aizu…


Added by Marian Goldberg on August 16, 2021 at 4:22pm — No Comments

The Miyakojima Tokyu Hotel & Resort in Okinawa Offers One of the Best Beaches in Asia

Miyakojima, a less than 80-sq-mile-wide island paradise in Okinawa Prefecture -- Japan’s southernmost prefecture -- with a population of less than 55,000, was selected as Number 21, among Tripadvisor’s 25 “World Emerging Destinations 2021.” This is part of the “…


Added by Marian Goldberg on August 3, 2021 at 2:35am — No Comments

Tochigi City Japan's Historic Uzuma River Andon Lantern Festival Summer 2021

During Japan's hot and sultry summer, everyone tries to cool off by the water. In historic Tochigi City, affectionately called Koedo or "Little Old Tokyo," just 70 minutes…


Added by Marian Goldberg on July 22, 2021 at 1:23am — No Comments

New and Seasonal Special Experiences in Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan; 2 hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line

Exciting activities await visitors to Nikko and Kinugawa Onsen this summer! This is a cultural and hot spring resort area, just two hours north of Tokyo along the Tobu Railway line.

• Steam Locomotive, SL Taiju new daily service

• Stand-up Paddle Board Tours on Nikko's Lake Chuzenji

• Nikko-Kinugawa Rafting, Canyoning, Boat Rides…


Added by Marian Goldberg on July 8, 2021 at 7:10am — No Comments

TOKYO SKYTREE Launched W1SH RIBBON DISCOVER & CONNECT THE WORLD, a Campaign Featuring the Tree of Hope W1sh Ribbon Monument

Promoting Global Unity, Solidarity and Equality ... It was Created in conjunction with its W1sh Ribbon Project and Accompanied by an Energetic Music Video Directed by Renowned Japan-based International Photographer, Leslie Kee

One of…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 27, 2021 at 12:27pm — No Comments

The City of Osaka Welcomes the Park Front Hotel Tokyu and Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan

Osaka is one of the most contemporary and cosmopolitan cities in Japan, but it also has a long history. Founded 1400 years ago, it is older than Tokyo (formerly Edo) by 1000 years! While Tokyo is Japan’s center of politics and Kyoto is Japan’s center of time-honored culture, Osaka’s provenance is as a center of commerce, and that includes culinary commerce.…


Added by Marian Goldberg on May 13, 2021 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Celebrating 'Golden Week' in Tokyo with 1,000 Colorful 'Koinobori' Carp Streamers

Exciting Golden Week Related Festivals and Events (April 10– May 5) at TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN.

Japan celebrates Golden Week, a string of spring holidays, from April 10th's “Showa Day” to May 5 “Children’s Day.”…


Added by Marian Goldberg on April 17, 2021 at 8:21am — No Comments

Kawagoe, Japan's March-through-May Festival Celebrates the Arrival of Spring

Kawagoe is a traditional and lively Koedo (“Little Edo”) city just 30 minutes north of Tokyo along the Tobu Tojo Line. Its spring festival, held from late March through early May,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on March 26, 2021 at 10:14am — No Comments

Introducing the Hakuba Tokyu Hotel in the Japan Alps!

The Hakuba Tokyu Hotel, which debuted in January 1996, completely renovated all its guest rooms in the last two years, with all rooms fully renewed by December 2019.



Added by Marian Goldberg on March 24, 2021 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel Introduces its New "Concept Floor"

On March 1, 2021, the Kyoto Tokyu Hotel introduced its newly renovated "Concept Floor.” Located on the sixth floor of the eight-story hotel, these 66 upscale, sophisticated “Concept Rooms” merge charm with subtle, modern Japanese aesthetics. Original, mounted wall…


Added by Marian Goldberg on March 19, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Cherry Blossoms Galore in Tokyo's Sumida Park, Late March to Early April

Sumida Park Aligned with Blossoming Cherry Tress

From late March to Early April, Tokyo's Sumida Park (…


Added by Marian Goldberg on March 19, 2021 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Japan's Tokyu Hotels' New Corporate-Social-Responsibility & Environmental Initiatives

In recent months, Tokyo-based Tokyu Hotels chain (with some 50 properties, mostly in Japan but also Taiwan and Hawaii) has instituted a series of corporate social responsibility (CRS) and environmental initiatives as part of its proactive,…


Added by Marian Goldberg on February 1, 2021 at 9:58am — No Comments

"Diamond Fuji" to be Seen from TOKYO SKYTREE in February

From February 3rd around 5PM, Weather Permitting, "Diamond Fuji" will be visible from a observatory of TOKYO SKYTREE Tembo Deck Observatory, when the Sun, Mt. Fuji, and TOKYO SKYTREE align in a straight line. This breathtaking phenomenon occurs only twice a year – in November and February.

What better way…


Added by Marian Goldberg on January 28, 2021 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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