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Mar 16, 2010 New listing - Takayama Minshuku Accomodations

The Takayama Minshuku Association offers a wide variety of accommodations in Takayama city. "Minshuku" are a type of Japanese style hotel or inn that are usually small and family-run. So you can fully feel the atmosphere of Japanese tradition and culture while your stay with them.

They offer lower rates than ryokans as most of our accommdations provide rooms without meals. There are hot spring baths and pets are allowed in a few minshuku. Also, long stay plans and nature tour programs are available at several inns. Come have an experience you will not forget.

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Mar 16, 2010 Japan Fashion Week 2010

See the latest in designer trends at the 10th Annual Japan Fashion Week in Tokyo. Mar. 22 - Mar. 28, 2010 Roppongi, Tokyo



Mar 16, 2010 New listing - Fuji Lake Hotel

This beautiful hotel is located at the shore of Lake Kawaguchi and has an observation room with a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji. Many of the rooms also feature views of Mt. Fuji from their attached open-air bathrooms; relax in the privacy while taking in the beautiful scenery. Come enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji and the hot spring.    

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Mar 02, 2010 Events at the FooTNiK

St. Patrick’s Day (FooTNiK Ebisu and FooTNiK Osaki)
March 14th - 17th
Guinness 750 yen (pint), Bushmills Whiskey Highball 600 yen
and all cocktails are green, green, green!


Oxfam Charity Pub Quiz (FooTNiK Ebisu)
Mar 16, 2010 - 8pm start
Shot prizes and Gourmet “Johns’s Kitchen” Sausage Roll prizes for quick-fire rounds. Many question categories … not just football!
1000 yen entry fee (all proceeds to Oxfam) Max 5 people per team Individuals & small-team combining welcomed!
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Mar 02, 2010 New listing - Tempura Ono

Tempura Ono is one of the most distinguished tempura restaurants in Tokyo. The restaurant interior is designed in a traditional Japanese style, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere. Seating is limited to 11 counter seats, allowing plenty of opportunities to observe and absorb Japanese tempura culture close up. Chef Shimura enjoys sharing his tempura stories and beliefs while recommending Japanese drinks, all in English.
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Mar 02, 2010 Tokyo St. Patrick's Day Parade - March 14th

Join the fun and participate in the 19th Tokyo St. Patrick's Day Parade - the biggest Irish event in Japan, which aims to introduce Irish culture and cuisine to the masses. The parade takes place in Harajuku/Omotesando and runs from 2pm to 4pm.


Feb 16, 2010 Beers for Books 1st Anniversary Celebration

Beers for Books 1st Anniversary Celebration with Room to Read Founder John Wood at Happo-en.
Prizes sponsored by KUDOS - Member Benefits Program.

John will make a short presentation around 9PM and share some of the latest developments with Room to Read. 100 yen per beer purchased will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for children via Room to Read.

We hope you can join us for this great celebration, worthwhile cause and a chance to win many prizes from KUDOS.

Date: March 3, 2010 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Happo-en
Price: Pre-paid 3,000 yen, At the door 3,500 yen
Event Details: www.beersforbooks.org


Feb 16, 2010 Ea-Tokyo Seminar - Mar 2nd

Roundtable "The Do's and Don'ts of Establishing a Business in Japan"

Featuring : Amir Ayalon (President of Zenlok Inc.) and Robert Crane (Managing Director of Solid Japan KK)

Who Should Attend: Anyone who is currently in the process or thinking of setting up their own business and interested in learning from others and sharing their personal experiences.  

Details - EA Tokyo


Feb 16, 2010 Plum Tree Blossom Viewing at Kairakuen

Recognized as one of the "3 Great Gardens of Japan", Kairakuen garden is at its most majestic when the plum blossom comes out in early spring. Tentative dates: Feb 20 - Mar 31

Details - Kairakuen Official Site

Access - Mito Station, Ibaraki


Feb 16, 2010 Tokyo Marathon 2010

The main marathon in Tokyo will be held on Feb 28 - the course stretches from the Tokyo Metropolitan Building in West Shinjuku all the way to Odaiba.

Details - http://www.tokyo42195.org/

Access - Shinjuku Station


Feb 02, 2010 Sapporo Snow Festival 2010

Experience the magical ice sculptures and snow statues standing in central Sapporo's Odori Park at the 61st Sapporo Snow Festival.

Dates: Feb. 05 - Feb. 11, 2010


Jan 25, 2010 Free Tokyo Walking Tours in English

As part of the visit Japan year (2010) winter campaign, the Tokyo City Guide Club (NPO) is offering wonderful opportunities to help those new to Japan or visiting Japan understand the ins and outs of Tokyo and to also gain some insight into Japanese culture and traditions through their free, guided walking tours. Each walking tour lasts about 90 minutes and is conducted by English-speaking guides.

Walk 1 - Meiji Shrine and Omotesando/Harajuku

Walk 2 - Asakusa Then and Now

Walk 3 - The Imperial Palace East Gardens

For more information, please visit the Free Walking Tours website.


Jan 19, 2010 Inna Di Yaad/Bingo for Haiti

"Greatest Jamaican Game showdown in Tokyo"

This month the regularly scheduled Inna Di Yaad event will be combining forces with Beers for Books to raise desperately needed funds to help provide relief for the people of Haiti. The proceeds from the event will be given to Partners in Health.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 21 at 7:00pm

Where: The Pink Cow. To see more details and RSVP, click here


Jan 19, 2010 Momo Tokyo x Tokyo 2.0 – Joint Event

Mark February 8th on your calendar and plan to join us at SuperDeluxe for the 1st ever Tokyo 2.0 x MoMo Tokyo joint event. We are working together on a really great list of speakers for the keynote presentations and lightning talks.


Jan 19, 2010 The 6th Annual TELL Ballet for Children

The 6th Annual TELL Ballet for Children

Yuki Onna - Snow Woman

Enjoy a new performance of the ABC- Tokyo Ballet Company based on a famous Japanese fairytale choreographed by Rio Mitani. 

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Tokyo American Club

Cost: 3000 yen (All proceeds go to Tokyo English Life Line)

Tickets available from: TELL website


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