Welcome to the World of Endless Fun and Excitement ! UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN !

Welcome to the World of Endless Fun and Excitement !  UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN !

               Overview      Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the four Universal Studios theme parks. It receives 8 million visitors annually. USJ is the second most famous theme park in Japan.   Official Homepage http://www.usj.co.jp/e/              How to Purchase the Ticket      Admission Ticket grants you admission into the park and the use of all attractions. Universal Express Pass shortens your waiting time. You don’t need to wait for some popular attractions!     ・Admission Ticket…

Parades of Bon Dance in Tokushima, Awa Odori!

Parades of Bon Dance in Tokushima, Awa Odori!

            Overview   Awa Odori is a summer festival that derives from Tokushima Prefecture. Awa Odori is the most famous Bon Dance (盆踊り) in Japan. It is Japanese traditional performing arts with more than 400 years history dating back to Edo Period. Groups of dancers and musicians, known as Ren (連), dance through the streets, typically accompanied by instrument such as shamisen (Japanese string instrument), Japanese drum, etc.           Event Schedule   August 12 ~ August 15 (every year) Time: 18:00…

Tokyo Disney Sea ~ The Fantasy Dream-like Underwater World

Tokyo Disney Sea ~ The Fantasy Dream-like Underwater World

                Overview   Tokyo DisneySea is a 2nd fantasy theme park in Tokyo Disney Resort that is unique to Japan. In 2013, it was estimated to attract 14 million visitors, making it the fourth-most-visited theme park in the world. In addition, Tokyo DisneySea was the fastest theme park in the world to reach the milestone of 10 million guests, having done so in 307 days after its grand opening.             Schedule   Opening Hours: vary according to season,…

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Gorgeous Costumes and Lively Rhythm with Asakusa Samba Carnival

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Gorgeous Costumes and Lively Rhythm with Asakusa Samba Carnival

    Overview   Asakusa Samba Festival is Japan’s largest samba carnival festival, held towards the end of summer. It is also one of Tokyo’s most popular festivals, attracting 500,000 visitors annually. The highlight of this festival is the sight professional samba dancers wearing elaborate and vibrant costumes as well as beautiful dancers wearing it. For people who love colorful, gorgeous costumes and lively dance and rhythm, this festival would surely be a suitable finale to summer!         Event Schedule   Every last Saturday of August This…

Chill Your Spine with Extreme, Thrill Ride in Fuji-Q Highland!

Chill Your Spine with Extreme, Thrill Ride in Fuji-Q Highland!

      Overview   Fuji-Q Highland is one of the most famous amusement theme park in Japan. At the foot of mountain Fuji, Fuji-Q is not only famous for its beautiful landscape, but most attractively, its roller coasters and two haunted attractions. Also, there are Fuji mountain museum, skating rink, bowling alley and hot springs ♨ nearby.       Schedule   Fuji-Q Highland   Hours: 9:00am.to 5:00pm. (Till 6:00pm on weekends and holidays) Closed days: 2015 5/12・6/16・7/14・10/20・11/17・12/8 2016 1/19・2/16   Fujiyama Museum   Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm (Weekdays) 10:00am to 8:30pm…