In the Namba underground world of gourmets, the “Spring Feast Coupons” loaded with great deals is very useful. Find a store you want to go and a menu you want to eat and just present a coupon. Let’s enjoy eating around delicious gourmet foods with great deals at Namba Walk. Valid period: March 1,– March 31, 2019 ※The period differs in some stores, so please check the validity for each stores. The mobile coupons which can be used by showing the coupon screen on your smartphone or feature phone. http://stamap.jp/nanbawalk-coupons/?guid=on ※The mobile coupons you can access on above URL is valid between Friday, March 1st to Sunday,March 31th. Please note that the services are not available if you access the coupons before Friday, March 1st. The mobile coupons are only valid when being showed on your smartphone or feature phone. [CHECK Namba Walk official web site for details.]
One of Tokyo’s biggest and most frequent flea markets, this event takes place over many—if not all—weekends a month. Also known as the Tokyo City Flea Market, it can feature up to 600 (!) vendors on a busy day, making it a great place to hunt for bargains.
Most vendors sell used clothes simply laid out in piles on a tarp, but some have Japanese antiques, household goods or secondhand electronics on offer. You can definitely bargain at this market, as prices suggested by the mainly private sellers are flexible. There are also a number of food stalls. While the official opening hours are until 2:30-3pm, sellers often start wrapping things up around noon, so make sure to come early.
On weekends when this market isn’t happening, there are often other, smaller markets on the go.
Hinamatsuri is a festival in Japan to celebrate the good health of girls. It’s celebrated by arranging dolls on a red carpet but the source of this celebration is actually a ceremony where people floated dolls on boats down rivers to carry bad luck away. This custom is continued in Sumida Park on the Asakusa side of the river near Azumabashi bridge. The ceremony starts at 11:30 am, and will be canceled in case of rain.
0.5 km from Tokyo Skytree Station Tobu Skytree Line (TS2) 0.8 km from Asakusa Station Ginza Line (G19)Asakusa Line (A18)Tobu Skytree Line (TS1) 0.8 km from Oshiage Station Hanzomon Line (Z14)Asakusa Line (A20)Keisei Oshiage Line (KS45)Tobu Skytree Line (TS3)
The event is being organized on non-profitable base in purely traditional way with Organic GULAL, authentic vegetarian delicacies and cultural activities. Enjoy playing with colors in open ground and there is NO ENTRY FEE ! We are thankful to our Sponsors Govinda’s Tokyo , Delhi-Dhaba & Ambika Trading Company for their continuous support. This year we are celebrating this event in Association with Bihar & Jharkhand Association of Japan, MIBJapan – Men in Blue Tokyo Cricket club, Japan, Indian Professionals In Japan (IPJ) and Tokyo Tamil Sangham team members. Cheers !! Please join us along with Japanese friends to dance and play with colors in an ambiance filled with festivities.
To ensure safety & cleanliness, please check below for instructions to be followed during Holi celebrations: 1) Enjoying with color is strictly restricted to the designated area covered with blue sheets. Do not use color anywhere other than this area. 2) Only dry color is used. Using water and throwing the color in the air is strictly prohibited. 3) After playing with colors please dust down all the color on the blue sheet before leaving the area. 4) Please bring sufficient rags/wet tissue papers to wipe down all the color before leaving the area. 5) Do not drop any color outside the blue-sheet area or on the footpath while going back to home. 6) Tap water is available near-by. However, large scale washing is not allowed.
Looking forward to have fun with our friends & colors.
Running is a very popular sport in Japan and the Tokyo Marathon is hugely oversubscribed at registration time (usually in August).
But even if you are not running the event, there’s a festive atmosphere along the course so it’s worth checking out. Good places to watch are near the starting point: the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku, near Tokyo Station where the race finishes, or in Ginza where you can combine viewing with some shopping—but wherever you watch it from, expect crowds.
This year, there will be 38,000 runners—37,500 for the marathon and 500 for the 10km race.
Note that although watching the race is free, entering is not—check the official site for participant fees.
The Heiwajima Antiques Fair is a popular indoor flea market that’s held five times a year, for a period of three days each time.
Close to 300 vendors from all over Japan come to sell their wares, which comprise a wide range of Japanese antiques. In addition to netsuke, porcelain items and the other usual suspects, you might find old kimono, statues, sculptures, tools, furniture and art, as well as traditional toys and other awesome stuff.
You’ll find more professional antique dealers than people trying to offload what they found in the attic, so expect higher prices and quality, and also less of a bargaining range as the goods are aimed at real antique lovers.
Note that the market ends an hour early, at 4pm, on the last day, so you need to be there by 3pm at the latest.