October has quietly burst into our lives, bringing with it an abundance of exciting events! Let us share information about some of them:

  • Shinjuku Park Film Festival (Oct. 4-6) )

Autumn is coming gradually this year, with cooler evenings replacing the still hot days. This is the time when you want to take more walks while enjoying the weather. And what could be better than a cozy blanket, the noise of the streets in the distance and a cup of hot chocolate to watch movies in the open air? This year's Open Air Film Festival, which will be held from October 4-6 in Shinjuku Park, is once again opening its doors to the public. Three films will be presented this year:

  • October 4 (Wednesday): "CODA: The Child of Deaf Parents" at 7:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 5 (Thursday): "Green Book" at 6:50 p.m.
  • October 6 (Friday): "Gran Torino" at 19:00.

(Please check the exact schedule at the official siteto avoid misunderstandings if there are any changes).

  • Fujisawa-Enoshima Fireworks Festival (October 7 and 20, Enoshima Beach, free admission)

This year's Enoshima Fireworks Festival will take place over two days: October 7 and 20. Although it will not be as large as in past years, we can expect over 900 volleys (averaging about 20 minutes) on each of the days. Arrive early to get the best seats places!

  • Design Touch 2023 (October 6-29, Tokyo Midtown, free admission)

"Design Touch 2023." - is the 65th edition of the innovative art event held in Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. This year's theme is "Izanau Design - Draw the Future", but the overall goal is to explore art and ideas through the perception of the five senses.

An "earth archipelago" is planned for this year on the lawn behind Tokyo Midtown. A garden dedicated to wind will be created in Midtown Garden, with installations and a "Reflections on Water" project. In addition, there will also be workshops and other interesting activities.

  • The Ise-ebi Festival in Oonjuku (October 8, Oonjuku Beach, free admission)

On this festival you will be able to sample lobsters. In addition to the main event on Oct. 8, lobster will be sold every Saturday, Sunday and holiday from Oct. 7 through Oct. 29.

  • Railway Festival (October 8-9, Hibiya Park, free admission)

The year 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of "Railroader's Day".

In Japan, trains are popular with everyone, and there are so many of them that it's easy to get lost amongst the variety when visiting the country for the first time. In addition to the famous shinkansen, there are many other train routes that are worth a ride to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Japan. But Japan not only has good trains, it also has dedicated train fans. Japanese train enthusiasts take their hobby very seriously (have you ever seen competitions where people imitate the sounds of different types of trains?).

In reality, the railroad plays an important role in Japan. The Ministry of Land Transportation itself is the official organizer of this event. The date coincides with National Railroad Day, and this event will not only feature the major railroad companies, but also everyone's favorite Thomas the Steamroller.

We wish you a great week! If you have any questions or need help, don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to help!