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It’s however an additional long weekend in Japan, and there are a lot of cost-free and cheapo issues to do. You can recover from the Halloween madness with a ramen binge, choose up some used books and park off outdoors on a designer chair, catch a vibrant dance festival and see an air show also. If you are not in Tokyo currently, what are you waiting for?

We recommend easing into the post trick-or-treating weekend with a stroll around the Koenji Festival, which requires place on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a chilled neighborhood festival with excellent grub, music and activities for the kids. Whilst you are that side of Tokyo, head more than to Komazawa Olympic Park for a bowl or ten of ramen noodles at the Tokyo Ramen Show, which is on till Monday.

If you’re into books, you’ll want to discover the Kanda Utilised Book Festival. The streets of Jimbocho, identified for its bookstores, have been transformed into long corridors of literature where you will be capable to uncover some uncommon products at reasonable prices. One more arty event worth checking out is Style Touch 2014 at Tokyo Midtown, where there will be a “forest” of designer butt-rests – a bold place to study those novels you just purchased, possibly?

The Tokyo Metropolitan Tourism Chrysanthemum Exhibition opens on Saturday and is a have to for flower-lovers and anybody interested in this effective and historical symbol of Japan. If you are following some thing a bit less still-life even though, the Dream Yosacoy Festival is a great selection. This yosakoi dance event is unusual in that it is held in autumn rather than mid-summer season, and is spelled differently. Half a million people turn out to see the 7 000 dancers compete in teams. Yosakoi is an energetic style of dance that blends contemporary music and fashion with conventional moves and costumes.

The highlight of the weekend just may possibly be the Air Show at Saitama’s Iruma Air Base on Monday. You will be capable to see F-15s and other cool planes, parachute drops and aerobatics.

Looking for Friday night Halloween parties? Have a peek at our guide.

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