Festivals and Events for October 2013 in Japan

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Daytrips, Japanese customs, Must see, Things to do, Weekend trips | 0 comments

5-6 October 2013 Event: Oda Nobunaga Festival in Gifu Location: Downtown Gifu City Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Price of Admission: Free The festival honours the feats of Oda Nobunaga, a samurai warlord who used Gifu City as a base on his mission to unify Japan during the Warring States (Sengoku) period of Japan. It is a celebration of his contribution towards the construction of Gifu City and the legacy that he has left behind. The must see events are the memorial ceremony at...

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Tokyo won the 2020 olympic bid, design for the new stadium revealed

Tokyo won the 2020 olympic bid, design for the new stadium revealed

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Reconstruction work on the National Stadium, which was the 1964 Tokyo Olympics‘ main stadium and will be so again for the 2020 Games, will get under way in summer next year. The renovations will be made partly out of concerns about its quake-resistance and capacity. Work is expected to be completed in the spring of 2019. The renovated National Stadium will seat about 80,000 people — or some 25,000 more than it can now accommodate — and feature nine-lane...

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10 Things Japanese People love to do in Autumn

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Japanese customs, Stories about Japan, Things to do | 0 comments

1. Dig up the old camcorder for Sports day festivals at schools. Health and Sports Day (体育の日 Taiiku no hi), also known as Health-Sports Day or Sports Day, is a national holiday in Japan held annually on the second Monday in October. It commemorates the opening of the 1964 Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo, and exists to promote sports and an active lifestyle. The first Health and Sports Day was held on October 10, 1966, two years after the 1964 Summer Olympics. October...

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