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2014 Events in Japan

Sapporo Snow Festival

5 - 11 February 2015

Since its humble beginnings in 1950, when local students built six snow statues…

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Late March to early April 2014

Heralding the beginning of spring, cherry trees burst into a riot of pink and…

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Sanja Festival

16 to 18 May 2014

The Sanja Matsuri or Sanja Festival is the biggest of Tokyo's three great festivals,…

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Sumida River Fireworks Festival

26 July 2014

Every summer Japan prepares for the numerous fireworks (hanabi) festivals held…

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Japanese F1 Grand Prix

3 - 5 October 2014

The Japanese Grand Prix usually falls towards the end of the Formula One season…

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Tokyo International Film Festival

23 - 31 October 2014

Each year the Tokyo International Film Festival exclusively screens new and exciting…

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Our Travel Expert

Carey Finn Hails from Cape Town, lives in Tokyo (until further notice). A writer type with a love for languages, tea and cherry blossom trees, she headed to Japan to teach English “for a year or two”, and for some reason is still there five years later. After spending some time in laid-back Osaka, she moved up to the crazy capital that is Tokyo, where she tries to hold onto as much of her sanity, and yen, as possible. You can find her cheapo travel advice at www.tokyocheapo.com, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.

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