Nico Nico Super Conference

Nico Nico Super Conference

  Overview Nico Nico Super Conference is an event with the concept of reproducing “Nico Nico Video” live. In addition to Nico Nico Video user, there are also various exhibitors, Sumo, Pro-Wrestlers, Police, Self-Defense Forces, jumbling together to making a chaos event.   What is Nico Nico Video? The word “Niconico” is a Japanese term meaning “to laugh” or “smile” while “Douga” denotes videos or movies. Niconico Douga is the No. 1 video community site in Japan with a plethora of fun video content that’ll have you “niconico” in no…

Miyako Odori, Dances of the Capital ~

Miyako Odori, Dances of the Capital ~

               Overview     Miyako Odori is a traditional Japanese style dance show annually held in April. It is not only the traditional dance show, but also watch tea serving procedure by Geisha. You can also enjoy the traditional tea experience before the show (“Special Class Ticket” only).   The first show took place in 1872, soon after the Meiji Revolution. Nobuatsu Nagatani, Kyoto’s prefectural governor and vice governor, Masanao Makimura at that time had held an exhibition as a part of his policies to…

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

Animelo Summer Live . . . A MUST GO SHOW for Anime Song Lovers

           Overview     Anime Summer Live, ‘Anisama’ is the world biggest anime’s song live concert. The performers are singers and voice actors that specialized in singing anime songs. There are also special unit which derived from voice actors. One of the highlights of this concert is the collaboration of artists from many different labels, which is quite rare.              Event Schedule     The concert is held annually for three days on the last Friday, Saturday, Sunday of August Upcoming Event: Animelo…

Lose Control . . . and Go Wild in SUMMER SONIC!

Lose Control . . . and Go Wild in SUMMER SONIC!

                Overview   Summer Sonic, or also known as ‘Samasoni’, is an urban rock festival, held every year from early to mid-August for two days in Tokyo (Chiba) and Osaka. The concept is an urban festival where you can go even for a just day trip. It is urban style festival which extruded commercial property, delivering a momentous, powerful stage.           Event Schedule   Early to mid-August for two days Upcoming: August 20~21, 2016 at Tokyo and Osaka (will…

Heating up Fall with ULTRA JAPAN!

Heating up Fall with ULTRA JAPAN!

            Overview   ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (UMF or ULTRA), originally held in USA, is the biggest outdoor electronic music festival held annually in many countries around the world. In 2014, ULTRA JAPAN was held in Tokyo. The artists’ line-ups included Hardwell, the world’s number one DJ for two consecutive years, who also performed in the US’s main stage. Therefore, this festival is highly anticipated in Japan.           Event Schedule   Autumn Upcoming Event: ULTRA JAPAN 2015 Date: September 19(Sat) ~ 21(Mon),…

Stomping out the Heat with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL!

Stomping out the Heat with FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL!

              Overview   FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, also known as ‘Fuji Rock’, is a biggest outdoor festival in Japan. It gathers more than 200 groups of musician from Japan and abroad. There are also other genres aside from Rock as well. Aside from the 6 big stages, there are also many small stages. It is a festival where various artists perform at different stages at the same time.           Event Schedule   The event will be held around end of July….

Beating Summer Heat with ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL!

Beating Summer Heat with ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL!

            Overview   Rock In Japan Festival is Japan’s largest open-air rock festival. Most of the performers are Japanese artists. Currently, there are 6 live stages, to which 6 different artist perform at the same time.           Event Schedule   The event will be held for 3~4 days in early August. For 2016, the event will be held on: Date: August 6, 7 and 13, 14 (four days) Venue: Hitachi Seaside Park   Performing Artists (as of 2015) http://rijfes.jp/2015/artist    …

Let’s Get Crazy Till the Sunrise! RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL!

Let’s Get Crazy Till the Sunrise! RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL!

        Overview   Rising Sun Rock Festival is one of Japan’s four biggest festival held every summer in Otaru, Hokkaido. The highlight of this festival is All-Night event, which is held in the field. Same like its name, along with music, the participants of the festival greet the morning altogether in the magnificent land of Hokkaido. This festival is like a genre race, thus the genre of music here is not only limited rock. In other words, there are also performances of techno, rave, and many different…

‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’ , a beach theme art & music festival! GREENROOM FESTIVAL!

‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’ , a beach theme art & music festival! GREENROOM FESTIVAL!

                Overview     GREENROOM FESTIVAL is an art and music festival based on the theme of beach and surf-culture. With the concept, ‘Save The Beach, Save The Ocean’, the event encourage us to save our precious beach for the next generation. Here, all artists, regardless of their nationality, music genre, gather together at one stage to deliver a fantastic performance.              Event Schedule      2 days in the middle of May Date: May 21 (Sat) and…

Robot Restaurant, Robot Show Robot Dance !

Robot Restaurant, Robot Show Robot Dance !

          Overview   In Robot Restaurant, there is a live performance of robots and Japanese female dancers. Here, you can enjoy the fusion of Japanese culture and the robot technology in the show. After watching the robot performance, you can also enjoy eating Japanese food. This restaurant is also very popular among foreign tourists.       Reservation   This restaurant requires advance reservation. Please check the schedule on the official website. (http://www.shinjuku-robot.com/pc/?lng=en) You make reserve from the official website.     Entrance fee: JPY 7,000…