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  • Blissful New Year at Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden

    2-3 January 2016

    Start New Year at Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden to the tune of a blissful Japanese music called sambaso, performed by the Korakuan. The garden maintains, until today, some traits of daimyo garden (landscaped garden of feudal lords) of the Edo Period. Sambaso is a dance of prayer for good harvest, found among the repertoires of Noh and Kabuki, as well as performing arts throughout Japan. In the garden, you’ll also find New Year’s traditional games to try out, and for your kids, a photo stand to take their pictures in hanten, a kind of kimoto jacket.

  • Place name Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden
    (in Japanese) 旧芝離宮恩賜庭園
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    Phone 03-3434-4029
    Dates 2-3 January 2016
    Opening hours 9 am – 5 pm (last admission 4:30 pm)
    Price Events are free
    *Admission fee extra: ¥150 (65 years old & above ¥70)
    Address 1-4-1 Kaigan, Minato-ku Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 1 min walk from Hamamatsucho Station (JR Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line: North Exit)
    • 3 min walk from Daimon Station (Toei Oedo Line and Asakusa Line)

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


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