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Tokyo Area Events For Feb 29-March 1

hinamatsuri

Girls’ Day Celebration

Hyakudan Hina Doll Festival

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo in Meguro is celebrating Hina Matsuri (Girls’ Day) with a stunning display of ornaments set up at eight of its most graceful rooms. The annual decoration, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, features around 500 dolls on display, collected from across Japan.

Date
NOW THROUGH SUN, MAR 15, 2020
Time
10 A.M.-5 P.M.
Location
HOTEL GAJOEN TOKYO, 1-8-1 SHIMOMEGURO, MEGURO-KU, TOKYO
Fee
FREE ENTRY
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: FAMILIES, FRIENDS, ECOISTS, VEGANS

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yoga

For Mental And Physical Balance

Temple Pilates

It’s no wonder that the temple fitness trend has been on the rise in Japan—it provides both the serenity of a traditional religious institution and professional guidance to achieve mental and physical relaxation through exercising. This time, the Toyokawa Inari Temple is organizing an afternoon pilates session for ten people at its premises. Book in advance, bring a towel and fitness wear, and say namaste to this unique experience!

Date
SAT, FEB. 29, 2020
Time
3:30 P.M.-4:20 P.M.
Location
TOYOKAWA INARI TOKYO BETSUIN, 1-4-7 MOTOAKASAKA, MINATO-KU, TOKYO (See map)
Fee
¥2,000 (INCLUDES A BOTTLE OF WATER)
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: PILATES FANS, PEOPLE IN NEED OF SOME RELAXATION AND PEACE

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toshimaen

Last Chance Illuminations

Toshimaen Winter Fantasia

We will soon be shifting into spring, so enjoy the last few illumination opportunities! ‘Photogenic’, as Toshimaen names this year’s illumination, is a word just right to describe its beautiful lights and …continue reading

    

Magical Wine Tour 2020

The 2nd “Magical Wine Tour” will be held, a domestic wine event that attracts passionate creators who were popular last year. This year as well as last year, 6 small-scale, high-quality wineries from all over Japan and 6 popular restaurants in Nagoya will work together in a team. It is not just enjoying wine but also enjoying pairing with foods from a restaurant.
In addition, please listen to wineries’ voice because it is an opportunity, please try various questions.
Let’s enliven the domestic wine scene in Nagoya!

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Inspiring Organizations To Embrace Sustainability In Japan With Tove Kinooka

Tove Kinooka, Advocate of sustainability in Japan

In 2015, Tove Kinooka took another step in the direction of sustainability in Japan by co-founding Global Perspectives Japan, a consultancy that offers sustainability leadership development and organizational transformation. Through the fledgling company, Kinooka and co-founder Gavin Dixon work to foster responsible and sustainable business practices in organizations, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Launching a business and tackling issues as complex as sustainability is not without challenges but Kinooka is driven to succeed. Savvy Tokyo sat down with her to find out about her journey and why she decided to become an advocate for sustainability in Japan.

Tove Kinooka, Director & Co-founder at Global Perspectives Japan, a sustainability leadership development and organizational transformation consultancy

From English Teaching To Sustainability In Japan

What brought you to Japan?

I was working in the UK in horse racing when my racecourse merged with another. I got cut and wasn’t sure what to do, professionally or personally, but I was single and had no financial obligations. I saw an advertisement to teach in Japan for a year. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures. Japan was a country I knew nothing about, and I’d never been to Asia, so I thought why not. I thought it would be for a year—it’s now been 21 years.

How did you make the move from teaching?

I decided quickly that teaching English wasn’t my thing, but I enjoyed living in Japan.

As a teacher, I had focused on personal development and mindset rather than language, so I moved into corporate training focusing on developing skills and a global mindset. After having kids, long hours in training programs became difficult so I moved into management, developing new programs and training staff.

The clients were multinationals and Japanese companies from all industries, from new recruits to …continue reading

    

Kobe Japanese Wine Fes 2020

More than 25 Japanese wineries from all over Japan visited! Please appreciate Japanese wine which is getting more and more attention recently.
At the venue, it will be offered by glass sale (the price varies depending on the wine). In the spring of 2020, we will hold “Japan Wine Festival” in Kobe for the first time. You can also visit the wineries at the booth, so you may hear stories about brewing and secrets that make you want to drink more Japanese wine? Of course you can taste Japanese wine! We will provide you with time to face Japanese wine!
In addition, a restaurant that handles Japanese wine in Kobe will also open a booth to enliven the festival.
We look forward to meeting you with the Japanese wine LOVER.

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