Off-base events

The Autumn Takayama Festival in Gifu prefecture, Japan, marks the arrival of autumn in Takayama city.

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20TH YOKOHAMA FLOATING YACHT SHOW (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 2-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; featuring 21 yacht along Yokohama Bayside Marina, also yacht items and marine goods on sale; five-minute walk from Torihama Station on Kanazawa Seaside Line; free; 03-3434-5181.

MAGU ROCK 2015 (Shizuoka prefecture): Oct. 3, noon-8:30 p.m.; Keytalk, Totalfat, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, Blue Encount and more at Shimizu Marine Park Event Square, next to S-Pulse Dream Plaza, 6,900 yen; Sunday Folk Shizuoka 054-284-9999 or P-code 266-863.

JAPAN OPEN FIGURE SKATING (Saitama prefecture): Oct. 3, 1 p.m.; Mao Asada, Patrick Chan, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Jeremy Abbott, Adelina Dmitriyevna Sotnikova, Elizaveta Sergeyevna Tuktamysheva, Javier Fernandez Lopez, Shizuka Arakawa and more; Saitama Super Arena; 7,000-9,000-15,000-21,000-23,000 yen; one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; 03-3435-7000. 

CARNIVAL ON ICE 2015 (Saitama prefecture): Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; Mao Asada, Patrick Chan, Tatsuki Machida, Gracie Gold, Jeremy Abbott, Adelina Dmitriyevna Sotnikova, Elizaveta Sergeyevna Tuktamysheva, Shizuka Arakawa, Fuka Sato and more; Saitama Super Arena, one-minute walk from Saitama Shin Toshin Station on JR Keihin Tohoku Line; 7,000-23,000 yen; 03-3435-7000.

OHI HORSE RACING TRACK FLEA MARKET (Tokyo): Oct. 3 & 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; more than 600 dealers in the Ohi Horse Racing Track held at No. 1 Parking Lot, five-minute walk from Ohi Keibajo-mae Station on Tokyo Monorail; free; 03-3384-6666.

TOKYO DAI CHA KAI 2015: Oct. 3 & 4, 10 a.m.-3:55 p.m.; enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony and experience Japanese culture of Edo Period (1603-1868) and current Tokyo at an open-air garden at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, five-minute walk from Koganei Koen Nishi-guchi Bus Stop after taking a bus from JR Musashi Koganei Station on Chuo Line; 300 yen for open-air tea service but free admission for the garden; also at Hamarikyu Garden Oct. 10 & 11, 9:30 a.m.-4:10 p.m., seven-minute walk from Tameike Station on Oedo Line (Exit Otemon-guchi); 300 yen for open-air tea service, plus 300 yen admission adults, free children.

AJINOMOTO STADIUM FLEA MARKET (Tokyo): Oct. 3 & 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; about 800 booths in the stadium, five-minute walk from Tobitakyu Station, Keio Line; 300 yen adults, kids free; 03-3226-6800.


NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH WORLD FLOWER GARDEN SHOW (Nagasaki prefecture): Oct. 3-19, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; world’s top gardeners and flower artists compete in the 6th Gardening World Cup, the International Flower Contest and others.

MUKOUJIMA HYAKKA-EN JAPANESE BUSH CLOVER FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; seasonal Japanese bush clover in bloom; open-air tea ceremony 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2, 3 & 4; 3-18-3 Higashi-Mukoujima, Sumida-ku, eight-minute walk from Higashi-Mukoujima Station, Tobu Isezaki Line; 150 yen admission to garden; 03-3611-8705.

YOKOSUKA FISH FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 4, 7 a.m.-noon; enjoy shopping for fresh fish unloading from ships, gourmet food and a performance of disassembling a tuna and more at Yokosuka Fish Market, nine-minute walk from Horinouchi Station on Keikyu Line; free admission; 046-825-4111.

AZALEA BONSAI FESTIVAL IN JINDAI BOTANICAL GARDEN: Through Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon; azalea in the Botanical Hall, 5-31-10 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City, Tokyo, bus from Mitaka Station, JR Chuo Line, or Chofu Station, Keio Line, Jindaiji Shokubutsu Koen Mae bus stop; 500 yen for garden entrance; 0424-83-2300.

AIZU WAKAMATSU TSURUGAJO CASTLE TEA CEREMONY PARTY (Fukushima prefecture): Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; enjoy tea-ceremony at a main enclosure of Tsurugajo Castle and tea ceremony building Rinkaku; five-minute walk from Tsurugajo-kitaguchi bus stop after taking a bus from JR Aizu Wakamatsu Station on Banetsusai Line; 500 yen.

FUJI SONIC 2015 (Shizuoka prefecture): Oct. 4, noon-8:30 p.m.; Yellow Pearple, Kazuyoshi Saito, Denki Group, Chisato Moritaka, Love Psychedelico and more at Shimizu Marine Park Event Square, next to S-Pulse Dream Plaza, 6,900 yen; Sunday Folk Shizuoka 054-284-9999 or Ticket Pia 0570-02-9999, P-code 266-864.

LEAPS IN EVOLUTION – TRACING THE PATH OF VERTEBRATE EVOLUTION AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE (Tokyo): Through Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri., closed Mon.; 1,600 yen adults, 600 yen youths and children; five-minute walk from JR Ueno Station.

OEDO ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): Oct. 4 & 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; more than 250 licensed antique dealers at Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station.

RAKUTEN JAPAN OPEN TENNIS 2015 (Tokyo): Oct. 5-11; pros such as Kei Nishikori, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Clilic, Richard Gasquet, Kevin Anderson, Gael Monfils, and others compete for $1.397 million prizes at Ariake Coloseum, two-minute walk from Ariake Tennis-no mori Station on Yurikamome Line or six-minute walk from Kokusai Tenjijo-mae Station on Rinkai-Line; 03-3481-2511.

NAGASAKI KUNCHI FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Oct. 7-9; annual festival at Suwa Shrine in Nagasaki city and the highlight is a dance of a dragon chasing a golden ball to music played with ancient Chinese instruments; 095-825-5151; www.nagasaki-kunchi.com.

AUTUMN TAKAYAMA FESTIVAL (Gifu prefecture): Oct. 9 & 10; the festival, which marks the arrival of autumn in Takayama city, originated as a showcase for the wealth of the city’s merchants and the skills of its craftsmen. On Oct. 9, a parade of 11 floats is 1-3:20 p.m. and Oct. 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:40 p.m., and in the evening, lanterns on the floats are lit and they are drawn through the streets; 0577-32-5328.

SAWARA AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2015 (Chiba prefecture): Oct. 9-11, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; 300-year-old festival features 14 floats decorated with giant dolls of Shinjuku District of Katori city departing from Yasaka Shrine; 10-minute walk from Sawara Station on JR Narita-Line (85-minute train ride from Tokyo Station); 0478-52-6675.

NISSAN STADIUM FLEA MARKET (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; more than 300 dealers at 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.

LOUD PARK 15 – MUSIC FEST (Saitama prefecture): Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.; Slayer, Anthrax, All That Remains, Anthem, Children of Bodom, Gamma Ray, Gojira, Hammerfall, House of Lords, Outrage, Testament and more; Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.; Megadeth, Helloween, Kamelot, Napalm Death, Obituary, Sabaton, Soldier of Fortune, and more; Saitama Super Arena; 15,500-18,500 yen one-day pass, open seats, 17,500-20,500-30,000 yen one-day pass, designated seats, 27,500-30,500 yen two-day pass, open seats; Creativeman Productions www.loudpark.com/15.

TOKYO YOSAKOI: Oct. 10 & 11, noon-8 p.m.; 111 dance groups throughout from Japan perform with traditional music near Ikebukuro Station East Exit area and Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Koen area on Sat. and main event of Tokyo Yosakoi on Sun.; JR Ikebukuro Station on Yamanote Line; 03-3986-7933.

KANUMA BUTTSUKE AUTUMN FESTIVAL (Tochigi prefecture): Oct. 10 & 11; featuring 23 giant stalls decorated with carvings carried by local residents on parade into Kanuma city; 20-minute walk from JR Kanuma Station on Nikko Line or 10-minute walk from Shin Kanuma Station on Tobu Line; 0289-63-2188.

AUTUMN ROSE FESTIVAL IN KYU-FURUKAWA TEIEN GARDEN (Tokyo): Oct. 10-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; this 30,780-square-meter garden has a Western-style garden on the slope, with blooming roses, and a Japanese garden on the lowland; 30-minute concerts noon & 3 p.m. Oct. 17 & 24; Kyu-Gurukawa Teien Garden, 1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, 12-minute walk from JR Komagome Station, Yamanote Line; 150 yen for garden entrance; 03-3910-0394; www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english.

YOKOSUKA HISTORIC CAR DAY (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; featuring 50 historic cars made before 1974 at Kurihama Flower World, 1 Shinmei-cho, Yokosuka city, 15-minute walk from Kurihama Station, Keikyu and JR Yokosuka Lines; free; 090-2672-2756.

YAESE YOUTH EISA FESTIVAL: Oct. 11, noon-9 p.m.; Yaese Town’s five youth groups perform at Yaese Kochinda Undo Koen Athletic Field, 30-minute ride from Naha Airport; free parking available; 098-998-4334.

VACUUM TUBE AUDIO FAIR (Tokyo): Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; enjoy sound by vacuum tube at Akihabara Sonpo Kaikan, five-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station or three-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station; 500 yen (two-day ticket); 044-572-4393.

SPORTS DAY: Oct. 12 (celebrated the second Monday in October); opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics was held Oct. 10, 1964 and the day was designated as a national holiday. 

COSMOS FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Through Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 3 million cosmos in bloom at Yodaura, two-minute walk from Yodaura Jyunibashi Station on JR Kashjima Line; 0478-56-3737.

RICE PADDY ART (Aomori prefecture): Through Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; giant art made with rice plants; Inakadate Village Hall (6th floor) and Michi-no Eki Inakadate, 20-minute drive from Hirosaki city or 60-minute drive from Aomori city; 200 yen adults, 100 yen elementary school students; 0172-58-2111.

NEO YATAI (FOOD WAGON) (Tokyo): Oct. 2, 6-10 p.m.; Tokyo International Forum; one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station or five-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station; 03-3737-3000; www.t-i-forum.co.jp

CORMORANT FISHING (UKAI) (Gifu prefecture): Through Oct. 15; cormorant fishing on Nagara River is a type of traditional fishing in Japan. More than 40 sightseeing ships are set on the river at 6:15, 6:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m. to observe cormorant fishermen — usho — catch sweetfish using trained cormorants. Boat fare is 3,100-3,400 yen/person; Nagara River Cormorant Fishing Boat Reservations 058-262-0104; www.gifucvb.or.jp/en/01_sightseeing/01_01.html. Other places to observe cormorant fishing are Uji River in Kyoto 0774-23-3334; Katsura River in Kyoto 075-861-0302: Kiso River in Inuyama city, Aichi prefecture, 0568-61-0057; Hiji River in Oozu, Ehime prefecture, 0893-24-2664; and Nishiki River in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture, 0827-41-0470.

MURAKAMI TOWN FOLDING SCREEN FESTIVAL (Niigata prefecture): Through Oct. 15; folding screens at 14 machiya houses (a traditional Kyoto tradesman’s house); 10-minute walk from JR Murakami Station on Uetsu Line or six-minute ride from Murakami Senami Onsen I.C.; 0254-53-2258.

DESIGN TOUCH 2015 – TOKYO MIDTOWN: Oct. 16-Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; at the Tokyo Midtown Garden; free; 03-5424-2350; www.tokyo-midtown.com/en.

YOKOSUKA OCEAN GOURMET FAIR (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Oct. 17; gourmet food of bonito, tuna, horse mackerel and mackerel served at 20 restaurants and also on sale at six shops in Yokosuka; 046-822-8298.

NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH DAHLIA EXHIBITION (Nagasaki prefecture): Through Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; 450 varieties of dahlia bloom at Art Garden and Amsterdam Square; http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp.

MONTREAU JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015: Oct. 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Oct. 24-25, 5 & 8 p.m.; featuring John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension; Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

COSMOS GARDEN (Yokosuka): Through Oct. 25; one million cosmos flowers in bloom, and on the last day, visitors can pick the flowers at 2 p.m.; Kurihama Flower World, 1 Shinmei-cho, Kanagawa prefecture, 15-minute walk from Kurihama Station, Keikyu and JR Yokosuka Lines; free; 046-833-8282.

MOUNT FUJI KAWAGUCHIKO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015 (Yamanashi): Oct. 30 & Nov. 1; performed by World’s Cultural Heritage Jazz Orchestra at Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater, 20-minute ride from Kawaguchiko I.C. on Chuo Express; free; 0555-25-7042.

TOKYO BIG SIX BASEBALL LEAGUE: Through Nov. 1; annual autumn league tournament; Jingu Stadium, six-minute walk from JR Suidobashi Station; 1,300-1,500 yen for infield bleachers, 800 yen for outfield bleachers; 03-3409-5610.

DISNEY HALLOWEEN (Chiba prefecture): Through Nov. 1; 40-minute parade including more than 90 Disney-costumed characters on seven floats twice daily at Disneyland and 25-minute performances by 120 Disney-costumed characters on five barges three times daily at DisneySea; Tokyo Disneyland: two-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line; Tokyo DisneySea: three-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line; 0570-00-8632.

NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH WINE & BEER FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Through Nov. 3; featuring 200 varieties of wine and 100 varieties of beer from around the world as well as 100 varieties of cheese around the world at the Fountain Square at Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch; 0570-064-110. 

COSMOS FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., until 6 p.m. weekends in September; Open Field and Cosmos Hill areas in the park, a parade by U.S. Army Japan Band and Hachioji Gakuen Brass Band at 1 p.m., followed by concert 2 p.m. Oct. 11, at Minna-no Harappa; Showa Kinen Park, 3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa city, Tokyo, one-minute walk from Nishi-Tachikawa Station, JR Ome Line; 042-528-1751.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN – HALLOWEEN (Osaka): Through Nov. 8; join in the daily Halloween costume parade, go trick-or-treating and experience Halloween Horror Night – “Trauma,” “Chucky’s Horror Factory 2,” “The Night Killer,” “Alien vs. Predator,” “Biohazard The Real 3,” and more at 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon.; Universal City Station on JR Yumesaki-Line; 06-6465-3000.

THE ART OF BVLGARI – 130 YEARS OF ITALIAN MASTERPIECES (Tokyo): Through Nov. 29, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri., until 6 p.m. weekends & holidays; exclusive exhibition of Italian design on display Tokyo National Museum, 10-minute walk from JR Ueno Station; 1,400 yen adults, 800 yen college & senior high school students, kids free.

UKIYO-E “SHUNGA” EXHIBITION (Tokyo): Through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Mon.; featuring erotic art of Ukiyo-e including works by Harunobu Suzuki, Settei Tsukioka, Kiyonaga Torii, Utamaro Kitagawa, Hokusai Katsushika and more from the collections of British Museum, Denmark, and Japan at Eisei Buno Museum, 15-minute walk from Odogawabashi Station on Yurakucho Line or Zoushigaya Station on Fukutoshin Line; 1,500 yen; 03-5777-8600.


I LOVE ZAMAMI – CONCERT: Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m.; live concert by Moomin, DJ Island Harem, Biggaraiji, Shinpo Mai, Azumi Takahashi & Ai Otani, Dosanko Murota, along with taiko (Japanese drums) by Dazoku, Zamami Port Terminal Hiroba; free; 098-987-2277.

31ST YAMBARU SANGYO FESTIVAL: Oct. 10 & 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; all kinds of products made on Okinawa such as woodcraft, pottery and more at Nago 21st Century Mori-no Taikukan, three-minute ride from Shirokanebash on Nago Bypass (Route 58), near Nago City Hall; 0980-52-2448.

MINAMI DAITO VILLAGE SANGYO FESTIVAL: Oct. 17; introducing marine and agricultural products, and more at Minami Daito Village Fureai Hiroba, one-hour flight from Naha Airport; 098-022-2184.

URUMA FESTIVAL: Oct. 17 & 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Okinawa bullfighting (bull vs. bull) is particularly popular in central Okinawa; also fireworks display as a finale, at Ishikawa Multi-purpose Dome, Uruma city, 70-minute drive from Naha Airport; 3,000 yen, 098-965-4441.

South Korea

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL: Sept. 30-Oct. 18; at Namsangol Hanok Village Guakdang, Seoul Arts Center, Gangdong Arts Center, and Seogang University Mary Hall; +82-2-1330.

YANGYANG SONGI FESTIVAL (Gangwon province): Oct. 1-4; Songi mushrooms, known as golden mushrooms, or diamonds in the woods that naturally grow under old pine trees are strictly prohibited from public access. But visitors may tour the natural habitat of these luxurious and precious mushrooms, pick them and sample dishes; Yangyang Namdaecheon Street Event area; +82-2-1330.

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Oct. 1-10; featuring selected 304 films from 75 countries at Lotte Cinema Centum City, CGV Centum City, Busan Cinema Center, Dongseo University Sohyang Theater, MEGABOX Haeundae, MEGABOX Busan Theater; +82-2-1330.

JINJU NAMGANG YUDEUNG (LANTERN) FESTIVAL (South Gyeongsang province): Oct.1-11; attractions including rose garden tour, flower arranging, concerts and more; the highlight of the festival is the floating of lanterns along the Namgang River; take an intercity bus to Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.

KOREA DRAMA FESTIVAL (South Gyeongsang province): Oct. 1-11; festival includes the Korean Drama Awards, the drama OST concert, drama musical and more; Jinju-si area.

KOREA HOT SPRING FESTIVAL (North Gyeongsang province): Oct. 2-4; festival has opening parade, performances and other events; Uljin Expo Park, Baekam Spa and Deokgu Spa, take a KTX train bound for Cheonan-Asan Station from Seoul Station, transfer to the subway to Onyangoncheon Station; free; +82-2-1330.

ZANDARI FESTA 2015 (Seoul): Oct. 2-4, featuring Rock N Roll Ride, Sultan of the Disco, Apollo 18, Harry Big Button, and more at Hongik University area; 100,000 won/one-day tickets, 45,000 won/two-day tickets (purchase in advance); zfesta.com.

WANJU WILD FOOD FESTIVAL (North Jeolla province): Oct. 2-4; this festival in Wanju, a city where you can cheonryeop (fish by hand, also has environmentally-friendly food experiences using local agricultural products, various wild plants and animals from Wanju, camping, food contest, children’s drawing contest, tug-of-war and more; Gosan Recreational Forest area; +82-2-1330.

INCHEON BUPYEONG PUNGMUL FESTIVAL: Oct. 2-4; music festival featuring Korean traditional Pungmul (farmer’s music) performances as well as performances by groups from Asian countries; Bupyeong-daero, Bupyeong Art Center and Sinteuri Park; Bupyeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1 & Incheon Subway), Exit 6; +82-2-1330.

GEUMSAN INSAM (GINSENG) FESTIVAL (South Chungcheong province): Oct. 2-11; Geumsan is the largest producer of ginseng in South Korea and this festival features exhibitions, booths where people can try health therapies and more; take an intercity bus to Geumsan from Seoul Express Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.

GLOBAL GATHERING (Seoul): Oct. 3, 1 p.m.; featuring Krewella, Idiotape and more at Jamsil Sports Complex, 77,000 won.

ANDONG MASK DANCE FESTIVAL (North Gyeongsang province): Through Oct. 4; see Korea’s traditional mask dances in downtown Andong, Mask Dance Park, Hahoe Village, Culture Street; +82-2-1330; maskdance.com.

BAEKJE CULTURAL FESTIVAL (South Chungcheong province): Through Oct. 4; commemorating the three loyal subjects — Seongchung, Heungsu and Gyebaek — of the Baekje era through a Samchungjie; festivals features traditional dance, parade and more at Geumgangsingwan Park and Gongsanseong Fortress and is one of Korea’s top historical cultural festivals; +82-2-1330

DONG GANG INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL (Gangwon province): Through Oct. 4; festival showcases various themes of photo exhibitions, workshops, lectures and more; Yeongwol, Dong Gang Museum of Photography, outdoor exhibition area around Yeongwol; take a bus to Yeongwol Bus Terminal from Seoul Express Bus Terminal and take a taxi to museum; +82-2-1330.

GIMJE HORIZON FESTIVAL (Gimje-si): Oct. 7-11; at Byeokgolie Reservoir, which is the heart of the Honam rice bowl.

GANGNEUNG COFFEE FESTIVAL (Gangwon province): Oct. 8-11; celebrating the scenic city’s past and present culture with a variety of coffee-related events including exhibitions, photo exhibitions, coffee-making and coffee bean-roasting experience programs and more; Gangneung Sports Complex; take a taxi from Gangneung Bus Terminal to Gangneunghang Port; +82-2-1330.

GRAND MINT FESTIVAL 2015 (Seoul): Oct. 17, 5 p.m. & Oct. 18, 11 a.m.; Lee Seung-hwan, Kiha & The Faces, Daybreak, No Reply and more at Olympic Park; 88,000 won one-day ticket, 140,000 won two-day ticket.

THE MOVEMENT FESTIVAL (JAZZ) (Seoul): Nov. 7, 6 p.m.; featuring Sam Ock, Kero One, re:plus, J.Han, Ai Ninomiya, Asuka Mochizuki of Gemini, and WaKaNa; AX-Korea, 88,000-99,000 won.

MINDUNG MOUNTAIN EULALIA FESTIVAL (Gangwon province): Through Nov. 8; features weekend mountain climbing, talent contests, singing contests, horseback riding and more.

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