Opening of Tokyo Harajuku Plaza Harakado.
Opening of Tokyo Harajuku Plaza Harakado.

Новый коммерческий объект «Токийская плаза Хараджуку «Харакадо» откроется 17 апреля 2024 года. Находится на перекрестке Шиндзюкюмаэ, где пересекаются Омотэсандо и Мэйдзи-дори. В то же время соседняя Токийская плаза Омотэсандо Хараджуку будет переименована в Токийскую плазу Омотэсандо Хараджуку «Омокадо».» В 1960-х годах на перекрестке Шиндзюкюмаэ стояли «Хараджуку Сентрал Апартментс». Это было место, где сходились ведущие творческие…

An exhibition dedicated to Studio Ghibli
An exhibition dedicated to Studio Ghibli

Through June 18, Kanagawa is hosting an exhibition dedicated to Toshio Suzuki, the chief producer and president of Japan's Studio Ghibli. He is known as one of Japan's most successful producers due to the box office success of many of Ghibli's animated films. In the words of world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, "If it weren't for Mr. Suzuki, there would be no Studio Ghibli." The exhibition is an alternative to visiting the museum...

The Gandam factory in Yokohama closed after three years of existence
The Gandam factory in Yokohama closed after three years of existence

Чуть более трех лет спустя после своего запуска, Фабрика Гандам в Йокогаме в последний раз приветствовала посетителей перед закрытием 31 марта 2024 года. Несмотря на то, что вначале аттракцион был запланирован на период с декабря 2020 года по март 2022 года, из-за его огромной популярности продление срока работы было продлено на два года. На территории…

The start of the new year in Japan
The start of the new year in Japan

The sakura, which usually blooms at the end of March, this year did not show its splendor until early April. But the delay only enhanced its impact on the atmosphere of new beginnings characteristic of "新年度". This moment of belated beauty reminds us of the unpredictability of nature and the importance of flexibility in our lives. In this beautiful combination of sakura and "新年度" we see renewal, hope and...

An exhibit dedicated to Studio Ghibli is now available in Yokosuka, just outside Tokyo
An exhibit dedicated to Studio Ghibli is now available in Yokosuka, just outside Tokyo

Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli's exhibition touring Tokyo 2022 offers an exciting glimpse into the magical world of Ghibli - something that can only be matched by the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and the newly opened Ghibli Park, of course. The exhibit, under the direction of Toshio Suzuki, offers a fresh look at favorite Ghibli films, including classics such as "Gone with the Ghosts,"...

A new tour of the sake brewery
A new tour of the sake brewery

Sakewarnya is a place where the art of sake making is intertwined with the history and culture of Japan. The Sakura Tours team recently traveled there to prepare a new tour, offering participants a deep dive into this fascinating world. In the sake brewery, visitors can see the process of creating sake, from the selection of rice to the fermentation and bottling of the drink. This is a unique opportunity to...

A slot machine will appear at the Uniqlo store in Harajuku this month
A slot machine will appear at the Uniqlo store in Harajuku this month

Shopping at Uniqlo always brings pleasant surprises, as this huge retailer often presents special collections and collaborations with fashion designers, cool artists and popular pop culture brands. By the end of this month, Uniqlo will unveil an exciting new activity in honor of Capcom's 40th anniversary. The Japanese video game developer is widely recognized for its world-renowned games and franchises such as Resident Evil,...

Preparing for golden week
Preparing for golden week

My team is actively preparing for the "golden week" in Japan. This is a special period when several national holidays follow one another and Japanese people get a chance to relax a little. During this period, many people prefer to travel or go on excursions. We are not only working on improving existing excursions, but also developing new exciting itineraries for...

Tokyo race cards have generated more than 100 complaints in 2023
Tokyo race cards have generated more than 100 complaints in 2023

Ever since Japan eased entry restrictions due to COVID-19, go-karts have become a common sight on the roads of Tokyo. Driving one has become a popular item on the list of foreign tourists wanting to try this form of entertainment in the country, which has caused a significant demand for these fast-paced four-wheeled vehicles. However, along with the rise in popularity has come an increase in complaints and...

Dragon Ball manga author Akira Toriyama dies
Dragon Ball manga author Akira Toriyama dies

On March 1, Akira Toriyama, the creator of the manga Dragon Ball (Dragon Pearls), died. The cause of death was an acute subdural hematoma. Akira Toriyama was 68 years old. Akira Toriyama, born in April 1955 in Aichi Prefecture, became known for his works, among which the Dragon Ball manga, first published in 1985, stands out. It tells the story of Son Goku and...