The 2012 Tokyo International Toy Show Opened to the public yesterday and will finish today. The show is being held at “Tokyo Big Sight“.
Some of the toys featured at the show include the SmartPet from Bandai which turns your iPhone into a virtual pet which can literally walk around and wag its tail!
Tokyo Big Sight is accessible from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai line or Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome Line, which passes through Odaiba.
You can find more information on the official website:
Sanno Matsuri festival will be held from June 9-16 at Hie-jinja Shrine. The festival is held every 2 years. It is one the three most famous festivals including the Sanja festival and Kanda festival.
The festival consists of a parade which goes for 20km and lasts for 9 hours. It starts and ends at Hie Shrine.
The festival is a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture with displays of Ikebana (flower arranging) and Cha-do (tea ceremony). At the shrine you will see a large straw ring which people pass through. Passing through the ring is said to absolve people of their sins from the past 6 months.
The Tokyo Irish Music Fesitval 2007 will be held next month on March 17th and 18th as part of the St. Patricks Weekend celebrations.
The fesitval promises to be an very exciting event featuring the best of Irish/Japanese musicians and dancers from all over the world coming together for a celebration of Irish music and dance.
See their website for further details: www.irishmusicpromotions.com
A new ice skating rink opened to the public in the fashionable Marnouchi building this week. It will only be open until January 14th.
Dates: Until Jan. 14, 2007 (12 p.m.-9 p.m. weekdays / 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and national holidays).
Location: Marunouchi Building in the Marunouchi district, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Admission: 500 yen.
Information: Call the executive committee of the skating rink at (03) 3231-3415 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.).
Japan’s largest jewellery trade fair will be held from January 24th to the 27th, 2007 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Check out the English website here for further details.
The Tokyo Game Show was held this weekend. Sony gave a preview of their new Play Station 3.
Here is some video footage I took of the event.
Link to the official Tokyo Game Show site.
‘Namaste India 2006′ is being held this weekend in Tokyo. The event expects to draw 70,000 people of the the two days.
The event is being held in Yoyogi Park, Shibuya.
It is less than a month away now until the 2006 Tokyo Game Show gets under away.
This year’s event promises to be an exciting one with the new Sony Playstation 3 being demonstrated.
The theme of this year’s show is: New Excitement. New Sensations. A New Generation.
The 2006 Tokyo Game show is set to expand this year. The event kicks off in late September and is sure to be an exciting one with the upcoming launch of the new Sony PS3.
Tokyo already hosts a marathon but in February 2007 the city will be holding its first city amateur marathon.
Entrant numbers are limited to 25,000 and the fee is a fairly hefty US$100.
The course will follow:
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Iidabashi, Imperial Palace, Hibiya, Shinagawa, Ginza, Nihombashi, Asakusa Kaminari-mon Gate, Tsukiji, Ariake (Toyosu), Tokyo Big Sight