Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

Battleground of Cosplayers from all over the world, World Cosplay Summit ~ where Anime character comes to life!

               Overview     World Cosplay Summit is the world largest cosplay festival. Cosplayers from Japan and all over the world gather in this event to meet and have international culture exchange, as well as take pictures, and enjoy the world largest cosplay parade. Moreover, there is “Cosplay Championship”, where representative cosplayer from each country prepares a stage performance to compete for the championship.             Event Schedule     Around the end of July ~ Early August Upcoming event:…

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….

Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

Faster than the speed of sound, F1 Suzuka Circuit!

          Overview   F1 is one category of motorsports. Suzuka Circuit is the leisure facility focused on international racing course, located in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. Besides racing course, there are also amusement part, hotel, etc.           Event Schedule   Main events: March (Motorsports Fan Thanks Day), July (Suzuka 8 Hours endurance road race), August (SUPER GT International Suzuka 1000km), September (F1 Japan’s Grand Prix). In addition, Super Formula and All Japan Road Race Championship’s domestic premier race will be held in April…

Ascending to the Top! Mt. Fuji Climbing!

Ascending to the Top! Mt. Fuji Climbing!

      Overview   Mountaineering is a popular sport around the world, including Japan as well. In Japan, we would like to introduce mountaineering at Mt. Fuji, Japan’s most famous mountain.           Event Schedule   Early July ~ mid-September   Mt. Fuji Climbing Official Website http://www.fujisan-climb.jp/en/index.html   Please check for information regarding the time period to climb, the route, equipment, treatment in emergencies from the Official Website.           How to Enjoy   You can feel the sense of accomplishment when you…

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

A Battle on the Ring, Sumo!

            Overview   Sumo is a Japanese style wrestling in an elevated ring. Originally performed in Japanese ancient rituals and festivals, it is now Japan’s national sports. At the same time, it is also considered as form martial arts.           Event Schedule   Sumo Official Tournament (honbasho) is held regularly as follows. Every year, during the first or second week of January, March, July, September, and November for 15 days.         How to Purchase the Tickets   There…

A Resplendent Summer Parade, Gion Matsuri Festival!

A Resplendent Summer Parade, Gion Matsuri Festival!

            Overview   The Gion Festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan. It originated as part of a purification ritual to appease the gods thought to cause fire, floods and earthquakes in 869. Nowadays, it goes for the entire month of July and is crowned by a parade, the Yambuku Junko (山鉾巡行) on July 17 and July 24. There are near one million people come and join enjoying the festival every year, and recently, it has…

A Fascinating Festival of Floats ~ Hakata Gion Yamakasa

A Fascinating Festival of Floats ~ Hakata Gion Yamakasa

          Overview   Hakata Gion Yamagasa is one of the most interesting Japanese festivals, famous for its one ton float-racing. The main event of this festival called Oiyama, a race of 7 floats which has fascinates spectators for more than 700 years. You can also enjoy 14 decorated floats for exhibition in Hakata during the festival.           Event Schedule   From 1st to 15th July of every year If you want to see floats parading in the streets of Hakata, go on…

A Dance of Color on the Starry Night Sky, Sumida River Fireworks Festival

A Dance of Color on the Starry Night Sky, Sumida River Fireworks Festival

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AKu8FGK_do     Overview   The Sumida River Fireworks Festival is an annual fireworks event, held on the last Saturday in July. It is also one of the most famous fireworks festivals in Tokyo. The festival is held at two sites along Sumida River.           Event Schedule   Last Saturday in July Upcoming Event: July 23, 2016 Time: 19:05 ~ 20:30   The festival is will still be held in case of light rain but will postpone due in case of bad weather….

Showers of Sparkling Light along the Riverside, Adachi Firework Festival!

Showers of Sparkling Light along the Riverside, Adachi Firework Festival!

    Overview   Adachi Firework Festival is an annual event firework festival, held in Adachi Ward, Tokyo. 12,000 fireworks are shot from two locations along the Arakawa river side, painting the night sky with brilliant light.       Event Schedule   Mid-July Time: 7:30 P.M. ~ 8:30 P.M.   The festival will still be held in case of light rain, but will postpone to the following day in case of bad weather.       How to Enjoy   Spectators can enjoy musical firework consisted of 12,000 fireworks…