Photo shows varieties of yachts anchored at Yokohama Pier during Japan International Boat Show in 2013. This year's show is March 6-9 and features more than 160 boats and yachts including PWCs and kayaks are on display at Yokohama Pacifico Hall, Yokohama Pier special stage and more; www.marine-jbia.or.jp/english.
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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW IN YOKOHAMA: March 6-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; more than 160 boats and yachts including PWCs and kayaks are on display at Yokohama Pacifico Hall, Yokohama Pier special stage and more; three-minute walk from JR Minato Mirai Station or 12-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station; 1,200 yen adults, ages 15 & younger free; www.marine-jbia.or.jp/english.
MITO PLUM BRANDY TASTING FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): March 7-9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; enjoy 180 varieties of plum brandy produced in Japan at Tokiwa Jinja Shrine, next to Mito Kairauen, JR Mito station on Jyoban-Line (JR Kairakuen Station on Jyoban-Line, only local or rapid trans stop during the festival) or 20-minute ride from Mito I.C. on Jyoban Express; 600 yen; 029-24-0441; http://komonsan.jp/for-english.
ZUSHI ANTIQUE FAIR (Kanagawa prefecture): March 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; at the precincts of Zushi Kameoka Hachiman, three-minute walk from JR Zushi Station and Shin Zushi Station on Keikyu-Line; 090-5442-3778.
FURUSATO JAPANESE LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL (Tokyo): March 8 & 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; enjoy Japanese foods at the Keyaki Street of Yoyogi Koen, 12-minute walk from JR Harajuku and JR Shibuya Stations; free; 03-5455-4283.
ART FAIR TOKYO 2014: March 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., March 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & March 9, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3,000 antiques to contemporary art from 150 galleries from 13 international cities, along with discussion sessions and more at Tokyo International Forum Hall Exhibition Hall, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station; 2,000 yen/one-day pass, 3,500 yen/three-day pass; 03-5808-1451; www.artfairtokyo.com/en.
KUMAGAWA SHRINE ANTIQUE FAIR (western Tokyo): March 9, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; about 35 licensed antique dealers participate; 10-minute walk from Kumagawa Station on JR Itsukaichi-Line or 15-minute walk from Haijima Station on Seibu-Shinjuku Line; 090-2223-7973.
TAIKO MATSURI (Saitama prefecture): March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; enjoy Japanese traditional taiko (drums) at Keyaki Square of Saitama Super Arena, one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; free; 048-543-1677.
38TH JAPAN HANDBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS (Tokyo): March 9; women’s final at 1:15 p.m., men’s final at 3:30 p.m.; Komazawa Gymnasium, 1-1, Komazawa Koen, Setagaya-ku, 15-minute walk from Komazawa University Station on Tokyu Den-entoshi Line; 2,700 yen adults, 1,300 yen senior and junior high school students, 500 yen elementary school students; 03-3481-2494.
MOUNT TAKAO FIRE-WALKING (Tokyo): March 9, 1 p.m.; a group of yamabushi (mountain priests) walk barefoot on the path of smoldering embers during this annual festival in Hachioji, a western suburb of Tokyo; Kito-den of Yakuoin Temple, five-minute walk from Takaosanguchi Station, Keio Line; 0426-61-1115; www.takaosan.or.jp/english/asceticism.html and http://tinyurl.com/o9msamp.
TOKYO MIDTOWN ICE SKATING RINK: Through March 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; outdoor ice skating rink, with illuminations at 5 p.m.; Roppongi Station on Hibiya-Line and Oedo-Line, three-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda-Line; 1,500 yen adults, 1,000 yen kids (includes shoe rental), 2,600 yen adult pair, 2,200 yen parent and child (includes shoe rental), 8,000 yen adults, 5,000 yen kids (season ticket, includes shoe rental), free for Diners Card holders; 0570-017-154.
NARITA PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Through March 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; plum blossoms in Narita-san Koen and Narita-san Shinshoji Temple, along with live performances of the Japanese traditional music instrument koto, open-air tea services and more; 15-minute walk from JR Narita Station; 0476-22-2102; www.nrtk.jp/lang/en/index.html.
YUSHIMA TENJIN PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through March 9; one of the most popular spots in central Tokyo to appreciate the bloom. The shrine, dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a great scholar of the ninth century, has 300 white and red blossom plum trees and has an open-air tea service for 500 yen 11 a.m. March 2 & 3; Yushima station on Chiyoda subway line; free; 03-3836-0753.
ATAMI PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Through March 9; plum blossoms in Atami are the earliest to bloom in Japan. Celebrate the plum blossoms at Atami Baien Koen (Plum Garden) in Atami city, a resort town near Tokyo; 0557-85-2222.
PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through March 9; about 360 plum trees in bloom at Mukojima Hyakkaen, Hino city, eight-minute walk from Higashi Mukojima Station on Tobu SkyTree Line; 03-3611-8705.
MONET, AN EYE FOR LANDSCAPES: INNOVATION IN 19TH CENTURY FRENCH LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS (Tokyo): Through March 9, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri., closed Mon.; featuring 100 works of Claude Monet at the National Museum of Western Art, one-minute walk from JR Ueno station; 1,400 yen adults, 1,200 yen college students, 600 yen senior high school students; 03-5777-8600; www.nmwa.go.jp/en.
ARCADIA BY THE SHORE: THE MYTHIC WORLD OF PUVIS DE CHAVANNES (Tokyo): Through March 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., until 9 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; featuring the first exhibition in Japan of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, a well-known 19th-century French mural painter who worked on murals in major buildings in France; Bunkamura The Museum, seven-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station; 1,400 yen adults, 1,000 yen college and senior high school students, 700 yen children; 03-5777-8600; www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/museum/index.html#14_chavannes.
2014 MARCH GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT (Osaka): March 9-23 at Osaka Municipal Gymnasium; battle between Grand Champion Hakuho and Champion Kakuryu expected; 06-6645-9999.
NAGAHAMA BONBAI EXHIBITION (Shiga prefecture): Through March 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., illuminations through March 9 until 8:30 p.m.; features about 90 bonbai — Japanese apricot trees in bonsai style — on display and on sale; 2-5, Minato-cho, Nagahama city, three-minute walk from JR Nagahama Station, 70-minute train ride from Kyoto Station, or a nine-minute train ride from JR Maibara Station on Tokaido-Line; 500 yen adults, 200 yen kids; 0749-62-4111.
KAWAZU CHERRY BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Shizuoka prefecture): Through March 10; 8,000 cherry trees along the River Kawazu in full bloom illuminated 6-9 p.m.; Kawazu Station on Izu-Kyuko-Line; 0558-32-0290.
YOMIURI RELAY MARATHON (Tokyo): March 15, 9:45 a.m.; 42.195 km relay marathon; Tokyo Summerland; 4,800-6,300 yen for a runner depending on how many runners in a group, includes free admissions and rides at Tokyo Summerland and indoor swimming pool; 03-3642-4320.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE YOKOHAMA MOTOMACHI (Kanagawa prefecture): March 15; St. Patrick’s Day parade including bagpiper band, Irish dance teams and more at 2 p.m. on Motomachi Dori Street, followed by Irish dance party at 3:30 p.m.; JR Ishikawacho Station or Motomachi Chukagai Station on Minato Mirai-Line; http://inj-yokohama.com/?page_id=22.
TOKYO HAPPY DAY: March 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; featuring talk shows, concerts and live performances at Hibiya Park Fountain Square & Amphitheater (small hall), two-minute walk from Kasumigaseki Station on Marunouchi and Chiyoda lines; free; www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/10870/Happy-Day-Tokyo.
NISSAN STADIUM FLEA MARKET (Kanagawa prefecture): March 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., more than 400 dealers participate; Yokohama Stadium, five-minute walk from JR Kozukue Station on Yokohama-Line or a 15-minute walk from JR Shin Yokohama Station; 03-3226-6800.
TRAVELS IN ART: APPRECIATION OF LANDSCAPE IN PREMODERN JAPAN (Tokyo): Through March 16, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Mon.; landscape paintings on a fusuma (sliding door) from Edo period (1603-1868); Seikado Bunko Art Museum; 800 yen adults, 500 yen college and senior high school students, kids free; 03-3700-0007; www.seikado.or.jp/en/index.html.
IMARI – JAPANESE PORCELAIN FOR EUROPEAN PALACES (Tokyo): Through March 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; featuring 190 Imari porcelain pieces once decorated at European palaces on display at Suntory Museum of Art; Suntory Museum of Art of Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line or Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda Line; 1,300 yen adults, 1,000 yen college and senior high school students, kids free; 03-3479-8600; www.suntory.com/sma.
TAURA PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Through March 16; about 27,000 plum trees in bloom; Yokosuka city, 25 minute walk from JR Taura Station; free admission; 046-861-4181.
PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through March 16; about 500 plum trees in bloom at Keio Mogusaen, Hino city, 10-minute walk from Keio Mogusaen-mae Station; 300 yen adults, 100 yen kids; 042-591-3478.
YUGAWARA PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Kawagawa prefecture): Through March 16; about 4,000 plum trees in bloom at Makuyama Park in Yugawara, along with taiko — Japanese drum — performance, traditional dance and more; 15-minute bus ride from JR Yugawara Station; 200 yen adults, kids free; 0465-63-2111.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE TOKYO: March 16, 1-2 p.m.; more than 1,000 people wearing green parade along Omotesanto Street; five-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station on Yamanote-Line or Omotesando Station on Chiyoda-Line; http://inj.or.jp/en/event/tokyo-st-patricks-parade2014_en.
30TH ANNIVERSARY “THE HAPPY YEAR” TOKYO DISNEYLAND (Chiba prefecture): Through March 20; commemorating the 30th anniversary of the opening of Tokyo Disneyland on April 15, 1983, in Chiba, featuring events including daytime parade “Happiness Is Here” as well as “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” at Disneyland and DisneySea. Disney characters also will tour 30 cities around Japan; two-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line, DisneySea: three-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line; Tokyo Disney Resort Information 0570-00-8632; www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp.
VERNAL EQUINOX DAY AND HIGAN: March 21; Shunbun no hi — Vernal Equinox Day — is the day when the sun crosses the equator, making night and day equal in length — is a national holiday in Japan. It’s a day to commune with nature and to show affection for all living things. Visits are made to family graves, to clean them and offer flowers and incense to console ancestral spirits.
YOKOHAMA CITY WALK (Kanagawa prefecture): March 21; 30 km at 9 a.m., 20 km at 10 a.m. and 10 km at 11 a.m., starting and ending at Bashamichi Station on Minato Mirai Line; 1,500 yen adults, 500 yen kids; 045-290-1029.
STREET PERFORMANCE (Saitama prefecture): March 21-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; at Keyaki Square of Saitama Super Arena, one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; free; 048-601-1122.
FARMERS’ MARKET (Saitama prefecture): March 21-23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; vegetables, fruits and flowers direct from local farms; Saitama Super Arena, one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; free; 048-601-1122.
JAPAN FISHING FESTIVAL 2014 (Yokohama): March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., March 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & March 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall, three-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on Tokyu Toyoko Line; 1,200 yen; 03-3453-0558.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MAKUHARI PARADE (Chiba prefecture): March 21; St. Patrick’s Day parade at 2 p.m. between Kaihin Makuhari Koen and Kaihin Makuhari Station on Kokusai Dori Street, 29-minute ride on Keiyo Line from Tokyo Station; http://chiba.inj.or.jp.
OSHIMA TSUBAKI (CAMELLIA) FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through March 23; Oshima Island is famous for camellia flowers and camellia oil products, and this annual event is held when camellias are in full bloom; during festival, ferry available from Kurihama (Yokosuka) Port to the island; Oshima Tourism Association 04992-2-2177, Tokai Kisen (ferry) 04992-2-2177.
MADE IN JAPAN: 400 YEARS OF NAMBU TEKKI IRONWARE (Tokyo): Through March 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Wed.; featuring 400-year-old traditional Nambu Tekki Ironware of Iwate prefecture; Shiodome Museum, five-minute walk from Shiodome Station on Oedo Line or eight-minute walk from JR Shimbashi Station; 700 yen adults, 500 yen college students, 200 yen ages 12-18, kids free; 03-5777-8600; http://panasonic.co.jp/es/museum/exhibition/14/140111/index_en.html.
LOVE JAZZ TIME (Saitama prefecture): March 23, noon-3 p.m.; live jazz concerts at Keyaki Square of Saitama Super Arena, one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; free; 048-601-1122.
PHOTO YOKOHAMA (Kanagawa prefecture): Through March 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekdays and third Saturday; featuring photos taken by crews of manned underwater observatory vessel Shinkai 6500; Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC, 13-minute walk from Shin Sugita Station on JR Negishi Line; free; 045-778-3811; www.jamstec.go.jp/e/index.html.
PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2013 (Kanagawa prefecture): Through March 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon.; featuring 250 photos by press photographers registered at Tokyo Photojournalist Association and six photos from other local areas taken in 2013; at Japan Newspaper Museum, Nihon University Odori Station on Minato-mirai Line or 10-minute walk from Kan-nai Station on JR Negishi Line; 500 yen adults, 300 yen senior high school students, kids free; 045-661-2040; http://newspark.jp/newspark/english/index.html.
FUJI-Q HIGHLAND ICE SKATING (Yamanashi prefecture): Through March 30; three ice skating rinks; 5-6-1, Nishihara, Fuji-Yoshida city; 1,300 yen adults, 700 yen kids; 1,000 yen for shoe rental; 0555-23-2111; www.fujiq.jp/en.
MITO KAIRAKUEN PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Through March 31, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mito Kairakuen, built in 1842, is among the most popular gardens in Japan to appreciate the plum blossoms and has 3,000 trees with white and red blossoms; open-air tea ceremony Sun.; night illumination until 9 p.m. March 7-23; free; JR Mito station on Jyoban-Line or a 20-minute ride from Mito I.C. on Jyoban Express; 029-244-5454; www.koen.pref.ibaraki.jp/foreign_language/en/index.html.
YOSHINO-BAIGO PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through March 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; about 1,200 plum trees in bloom; 15-minute walk from JR Ome Line, Hinatawada Station, along Yoshino Kaido Street, Ome city; 200 yen adults, kids free; 0428-20-0011.
YOKOHAMA HAKKEIJIMA SEA PARADISE – SPECIAL NIGHT SHOW (Kanagawa prefecture): Through March 31, 5-6:30 p.m.; see dolphins and illuminations at Club D of Sea Paradise while having drinks; Seaside Line, Hakkeijima Station; 4,400 yen adults, 3,200 yen kids; 045-788-8888; www.seaparadise.co.jp/english.
SAYAMA SKI & SNOWBOARD (Saitama prefecture): Through April 6; indoor ski and snowboarding slope; 2167 Kami-yamaguchi, Tokorozawa city, Seibu Kyujo-mae Station, Seibu Line; one-day pass 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3,600 yen adults, 3,000 yen junior and senior high school students, elementary school students free, one-day pass 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 4,000 yen adults, 3,200 yen junior and senior high school students and elementary school students, free; four-hour ticket: 3,000 yen adults, 2,500 yen junior and senior high school students; all-night tickets, 4,000 yen adults, junior and senior high school students; 04-2922-1384.
SHINRIN KOEN FLOWER FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Through April 12; 600 plum trees in bloom until mid-March, followed by cherry blossoms in early April; seven-minute bus ride from Shinrin Koen Station on Tobu-Line; 400 yen adults, 80 yen kids; 0493-57-2111; www.shinrin-koen.go.jp/english.
NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH TULIP FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Through April 13; a half million tulips are in full bloom at this Dutch-style theme park; 0956-58-0080; http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp.
VIEW OF DAILY LIFE EXHIBITION (Tokyo): Through April 22; featuring photos of daily life focusing on culture, food and children from 33 countries by Associated Press photojournalists; Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery; JR Tokyo Station; free; 03-5218-5100.
ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION: 15 MINUTES ETERNAL (Tokyo): Through May 6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, until 5 p.m. Tue.; featuring 700 art works, including paintings, sketches, videos, sculptures and photos at Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line or four-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Oedo Line; 1,500 for adults, 1,000 yen students, 500 yen for senior junior students; 03-5777-8600; www.mori.art.museum/english/contents/andy_warhol/about/index.html.
JAPANESE WOODCUT PRINTS EXHIBITION (Kanagawa prefecture): Through May 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Thu.; Japanese woodcut prints including ukiyo-e (colored woodblock print) and chiyogami (paper) at Yokohama Museum of Art, three-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on Minato Mirai Line or 10-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station; 1,100 yen adults, 700 yen college and senior high school students, 400 yen junior high school students, kids free; 045-221-0300; www.yaf.or.jp/yma/english.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO (Tokyo): Through June 29; new version of Cirque du Soleil, an immersion into the world of insects, at Odaiba Big Top, five-minute walk from Daiba Station on Yurikamome (monorail) or seven-minute walk from Tokyo Teleport on Rinkai Line; 6,500-10,000-12,500 yen adults, 4,500-6,500-8,500 yen kids weekdays, 7,500-11,000-13,500 yen adults, 5,500-7,500-9,500 yen kids weekends & holidays; 0570-020-520; www.fujitv.co.jp/events/ovo/en/event_tokyo.html.
WHALE SHARK VIEWING: open-ended run; see 4.9- and 5.4-meter whale sharks at feedings and performances; Hakkeijima Sea Paradise; Seaside Line, Hakkeijima Station; 4,200 yen adults, 3,000 yen kids; 045-788-8888; www.seaparadise.co.jp/english.
FANTASMIC (Chiba prefecture): open-ended run; nighttime show featuring 27 animated characters such as Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, includes special effects using water and fire on Mediterranean Harbor; Tokyo DisneySea, three-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line; one-day passport 6,200 yen adults, discount passport after 3 p.m. 4,900 yen adults; 0570-00-8632; www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp.
MEIJI JINGU ICE SKATING (Tokyo): year-round, noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends; adults 1,300 yen/day, kids 900 yen/day and after 3 p.m., adults 1,000 yen and children 700 yen and 500 yen for shoe rental; Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku-ku, one-minute walk from Kokuritsu Kyogijyo on subway Oedo Line or five-minute walk from JR Shinanomachi Station on Sobu Line; 03-3403-3458, www.meijijingugaien.jp/english/ice-skating.html.
THE 27TH LPGA DAIKIN ORCHID LADIES GOLF TOURNAMENT: March 7-9; Japan Ladies’ Professional Golf 2014 season-opening tournament, at Ryukyu Golf Club in Tamagusuku Village, Shimajiri, buses No. 39 & No. 41 from Naha Bus Terminal, get off at Kirabaru; 2,000 yen/one-day ticket on 1st & 2nd rounds, 3,000 yen/final round; 098-860-2055.
12TH OKINAWA CITY CRAFT FAIR: March 13-16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; featuring Okinawan handmade crafts such as Chibana fabric, pottery, glass and more at Plaza House Fair Mall, six-minute ride from Okinawa Minami I.C. on Okinawa Express; free; 098-934-2213.
HIGASHI-SON (VILLAGE) AZALEA MARATHON: March 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1.5 km race followed by 3, 5 & 20 km races at Higashi village outdoor athletic field while azaleas are in bloom; 30-minute ride from Nago city; 2,000 yen adults, 1,000 yen kids; 098-43-2265.
YAEYAMA BEACH OPENING 2014: March 16, 9 a.m.; Japan’s first beach-opening of the season is a great chance to swim and enjoy traditional local entertainments, the announcement of Miss Yaeyama, treasure hunt on the beach, Hawaiian dance performance, tug-of-war and more.; Tsukigahama Beach, Iriomote Islands, five-minute drive from Uehara Port of Iriomote Islands; 0980-83-6324.
OKINAWA CHILDREN’S KINGDOM FLOWER FESTIVAL 2014: Through March 16, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; showcasing various flowers of Okinawa and classes; 500 yen adults, 200 yen senior and junior high school students, 100 yen kids, under 3 free; 098-933-4190.
6TH OKINAWA INTERNATIONAL MOVIE FESTIVAL 2014: March 20-24; features more than 50 movies in the theme of Laugh & Peace, including films “Antboy,” “Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats,” “Mr. Go,” “The Round Table,” “Bay Blues – 25 years and 365 days,” “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” “Fukrey” and more; Okinawa Convention Hall and others, 40-minute drive from Naha Airport; http://oimf.jp/en.
HIGASHI-SON (VILLAGE) AZALEA FESTIVAL: Through March 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; 50,000 azaleas in full bloom and auto-camp/bungalow with car parking available at neighboring Eco Park; at Higashi-son Sonmin-no Mori, 30-minute ride from Nago city; 300 yen adults, kids free; 098-43-2265.
DAIDO MORIYAMA ENDLESS WORKS NORTH/SOUTH EXHIBITION: Through March 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; featuring photos taken 1964-2013 by Moriyama at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, 10-minute walk from Omoromachi Station on Yui Line (monorail); 800 yen adults, 500 yen senior and junior high school students, 300 yen kids; 0980-941-8200.
ZAMAMI VILLAGE WHALE WATCHING FESTIVAL 2014: Through April 4; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Zamami Village, 50-minute express boat from Naha Port; 5,250 yen adults, 2,625 yen children; 098-896-4141; www.vill.zamami.okinawa.jp/whale/english.html.
OKINAWA FLOWER CARNIVAL 2014: Through May 6; Shuri Castle Park, Okinawa Commemorative Government Park, Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan, Nakijin Castle Park and Yaedake Cherry Park; Okinawa Sightseeing Convention Bureau 098-859-6129.
JEJU FIELD BURNING FESTIVAL (Jeju-do): March 7-9; ceremony to pray for health and a good harvest in the coming year. Visitors can participate in folk games and traditions; Saebyeol Oreum, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Jeju-si Aewol-eup; free; buriburi.go.kr.
MUSICAL “M. BUTTERFLY” (Seoul): March 8-June 1; Daehakro Art One Theater 1; 35,000-50,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “FRANKENSTEIN” (Seoul): March 18-May 11; Chungmu Art Hall, Grand Theater; 60,000-80,000-110,000-130,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “SEOPYONJE” (Seoul): March 20-May 11; Universal Arts Center, 50,000-70,000-90,000-110,000 won, 180,000 won/couple; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL, “YUKIO NINAGAWA’S MUSASI” (Seoul): March 21-23; LG Arts Center, 30,000-50,000-70,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL, “JERSEY BOYS” (Seoul): Through March 23; Blue Square Samsung Card Hall, 80,000-110,000-140,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “MAMMA MIA!” (Seoul): Through March 23; Blue Square Musical Hall; 50,000-70,000-90,000-120,000-150,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “MOON NIGHT” (Seoul): Through March 23; Sejong Center for the Performing Arts M Theater; 40,000-60,000-80,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
THE MUSICAL SHERLOCK HOLMES: A BLOODY GAME (Seoul): Through March 30; BBC Theater; 55,000-77,000-99,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “LE ROI SOLEIL” (Seoul): April 10-June 1; Blue Square Samsung Electronics Hall; 60,000-80,000-110,000-130,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “GREASE” (Seoul): Through April 20; Uniplex; 44,000-66,000 won; open-ended run, 8 p.m., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 3 & 7 p.m., Sat., 2 & 6 p.m., Sun. & holidays, Dongsoong Art Center; 40,000-60,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL “JOINT SECURITY AREA” (Seoul): Through April 27; Dongsoong-Art Center, Dongsoong Hall, 50,000-65,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
MUSICAL, “VINCENT VAN GOGH” (Seoul): Through April 27, Chungmu Art Hall, Middle Theater Black, 50,000 won; http://tinyurl.com/3e6rwhe.
JUMP (Seoul): Through Dec. 31; comic martial arts performance, including Korea’s Taekwondo and Taekkyeon; Kyunghyang Art Hill; 40,000-50,000-60,000 won (ages 4+); +82-2-1330.
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