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.