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  • Celebrating New Year at a Special Historic Site

    Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
    2-3 January 2016

    What’s more appropriate for Japanese New Year than watching shishimai (lion dance) and traditional juggling in a garden designated as the nation’s Special Scenic Beauty and Special Historic Site? On 3 January 2016, Koisikawa Korakuen Garden offers a special programme of daikagura played by artists from the group named Maruichisenoshachu. Daikagura, a genre of performing art of four hundred years’ tradition, consists of dance, music, juggling and storytelling. Have you ever seen an artist make a ball rolling on a rotating Japanese umbrella? Juggling with a teapot or dishes? Yes, that’s the one! You’ll also find traditional games to try out and a photo stand to take pictures in a New Year’s atmosphere.

  • Place name Koishikawa Korakuen Garden
    (in Japanese) 小石川後楽園
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-3811-3015
    Dates 2-3 January 2016
    Opening hours 9 am – 5 pm (last admission 4:30 pm)
    Price Events are free
    *Admission fee extra:¥300 (65 years old & above: ¥150)
    Address 1-6-6 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 3 min walk from Iidabashi Station (Toei Oedo Line: C3 Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Sobu Line: East Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Iidabashi Station (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line, Yurakucho Line and Namboku Line: A1 Exit)
    • 8 min walk from Korakuen Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and Namboku Line: Central Exit)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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