TRAVEL – 3

Nov 05
Local residents and tourists have flocked to a traditional autumn festival featuring colorful floats parading through Karatsu City, southwestern Japan.
(NHK)

Nov 02
Kyoto’s Minamiza Theater, famed for Kabuki, reopened Thursday after around two years and nine months during which it was reinforced against earthquakes. (Kyodo)

Nov 01
Tokyo’s famous Shibuya district was flooded by costume-clad Halloween revelers on Wednesday, forcing police to dispatch several hundred officers in preparation for a possible repeat of the past weekend’s antisocial behavior. (Kyodo)

Oct 30
Far out to sea from the city of Tokyo, over 1,000 kilometers away are Tokyo’s hidden islands called the Ogasawaras. Few tourists have ever heard of them. It’s off the tourist radar. (ONLY in JAPAN)

Oct 30
The Imperial Household Agency said Monday that it will fully start offering Chinese guided tours around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday, in an addition to the existing Japanese and English tours.
(Japan Times)

Oct 27
Thousands of candles were lit on Saturday in Australia’s national capital to celebrate 25 years of sister city ties between Canberra and Japan’s ancient capital of Nara. (Kyodo)

Oct 25
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. reopened its flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store Wednesday, after a renovation that includes a new first floor designed by architect Kengo Kuma. (Japan Times)

Oct 23
About 2,000 people have taken part in a parade in the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto in one of the city’s major festivals.
(NHK)

Oct 19
Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward is asking people not to disturb others when celebrating Halloween.
(NHK)

Oct 19
Thursday marks a week since Tokyo’s new wholesale food market opened at Toyosu. The new market was initially beset by traffic jams, but wholesalers and buyers are gradually learning how to get around.
(NHK)