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This Week(End): Tokyo Area Events For March 16-17

Remembering the Tohoku Earthquake

An Evening of Shomyo Jazz

Jazz quintet Super Red Band will be joining the Buddhist priests of Takahata Fudo-son and other nearby temples to hold a charity concert benefiting areas impacted by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The concert’s setlist will feature a fusion of modern jazz and shomyo, a millennium old style of lyrical chanting used in Buddhist prayers for the living and departed. The theme of the unique combination is finding peace in the past and fun in the future. A bit far from central Tokyo but definitely worth the visit!

Date
Fri, March 15, 2019
Time
6:30 p.m.
Location
Hino Shimin Kaikan Hall, 1-12-1 Shinmei, Hino-shi, Tokyo
Fee
Free admission
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: COUPLES, FRIENDS, FAMILIES, Solo Dates, Jazz Fans

Sweet Seductions

Sakura & Strawberry Afternoon Tea Buffet

Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s The French Kitchen is combining the best of spring flavors with a pink sakura and strawberry afternoon tea that features an endless selection of sweet and savory items from the lavish buffet. The buffet also features a unique pink ruby chocolate fountain. Enjoy with your choice of organic tea or fresh coffee.

Date
Now through Mon, April 8, 2019
Time
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location
The French Kitchen, 2F Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi Hills, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fee
¥4,200 (weekends & national holidays)
Fee
RECOMMENDED FOR: COUPLES, FRIENDS, FAMILIES, SWEET TOOTHS

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5 Craft Beer Festivals to Attend in Japan this Spring

Source: Gaijin Pot
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While Japan isn’t exactly the craft beer haven that North America and Europe have become in recent years, the Japanese craft brew scene is rapidly growing. Only 20 years ago, craft beer in Japan was pretty much nonexistent, with a beer industry overpowered by big names like Asahi and Kirin.

It wasn’t until 1994 that the government lowered the annual output of beer necessary to obtain a brewing license from 2,000,000 liters to just 60,000. While hundreds of breweries opened their doors in the wake of the new law, a lack of brewer experience and a population generally unfamiliar with such variety caused many of them to close. Today, the market seems to have stabilized. According to the Japan Beer Times, there are now more than 300 craft breweries flaunting thousands of new varieties around the country.

… there are now more than 300 craft breweries flaunting thousands of new varieties around the country.

As the hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, season cascades onto Japan, so too do more spring beer festivals. A perfect excuse to travel to a new part of Japan (especially with an upcoming 10-day Golden Week), here are some craft beer events to mark on your calendar.

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Meguro River—Tokyo’s Most Stunning Cherry Blossom Transformation?

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Every year, for just over a week, Meguro’s usually sleepy river banks become a hive of activity, as one of Tokyo’s most magical spots to see the annual cherry blossoms. For several kilometers, the sweeping cherry trees provide an arched canvas of blossoms uplit by lanterns, making this a perfect place to admire the scenery, take a walk or grab a bite to eat.
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Meguro River cherry blossoms: Where to go
If you want to take in everything, your best bet is to start at Gotanda and walk to Meguro Sky Garden. It’s about 5 km, usually an hour’s walk, though with so many people around Nakameguro it’s likely to take a good while longer! If you just want the highlights, starting at Meguro Station and walking to Nakameguro should be e

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PORT ISLAND CLASSIC vol.3 Chisato Fukai Piano Solo Concert 2019

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Japan Art Forum opened at Port Island in Kobe,2018. We hold many events releated to art and music regularly throughout a year in order to support young artists and musicians. There are a lot of comtemporary art works here, also you can see cute rabits that we have in a courtyard.

This concert is the third times we have hosted it. Ms.Fukai will play masterpieces of Frederic Chopin. She has been performed especially brilliant results many competitions. In addition she has experiences held a solo concert abroad.

After the concert, please have a nice time at restaurant in Japan Art Forum with delicious lunch.

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