Off-base events

The annual Busan International Fireworks Festival is Oct. 25 & 26 and features fireworks along Gwangalli Beach, Geumnyeonsan Station (Busan SubwayLine 2), Exit 1 or 3/Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5. For more: www.bff.or.kr.

Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event schedules can change, please verify events before attending.


27TH TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Oct. 23-31; 14 films selected from 1,373 entries among 92 nations compete in the main section. Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks are special guests; Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills, Cinemart Roppongi and other movie theaters; 1,000-1,300-1,500-2,000 yen; 0570-007-506; .

ROUGH WATER SWIM JAPAN SERIES IN YORON: Oct. 25, 9 a.m.; swim in the ocean in 1.5, 3 and 5K individual & group relay (1 km x 3 persons); Ookaneku Kaigan Seamans Beach, Yoron Island, Kagoshima prefecture; 45-minute flight from Okinawa; 4,000 yen individuals, 9,000 yen groups; 0467-84-8639.

DEMO RIDE AT KEIYO FESTA 2014 (Chiba prefecture): Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; test rides of 2015 Harley Davidsons at Keiyo Auto Training Center (341 Naganuma-cho, Inage-ku), Chibakita I.C. on Higashi Kanto Express (Wangan Ishikawa); free; 0120-59-6371. 

LE TOUR DE FRANCE SAITAMA CRITERIUM PRESENTED BY BELLUNA (Saitama prefecture): Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; the first one-day cycling event used for “Le Tour de France” held outside of France, 2014 Tour de France winner, Vincent Nibali, 2013 Tour de France winner Christopher Froome, Peter Sagan, Nicolas Roche, Michael Rogers, Marcel Kittel, Yukiya Arashiro and more to participate in 2.7 km street-course race located in Saitama Shintoshin Areas; Saitama Shintoshin Station; 048-647-8338.

KAZUSA ICHIKAWA KOKUFU MATSURI (Chiba prefecture): Oct. 25 & 26, noon-8 p.m.; a procession of 45 people dressed in Heian period (794-1192) clothes, followed by street dance, hula dance, taiko (Japanese drums), marching band, parade of huge floatsdecorated with seven-storied pagoda, tug-of-war and more at Kazusa Sarashina Koen; 10-minute walk from JR Goi Station on Uchibo Line; 0436-23-9755.

46TH ALL JAPAN OPEN KARATE TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Oct. 25, 11 a.m. & Oct. 26, 10 a.m.; also qualifying tournament for 11th World Championship of Karate; Tokyo Gymnasium, one-minute walk from JR Sendagaya Station on Sobu Line or Kokuritsu Kyogijo Station on Oedo Line; 6,000-8,000-12,000-17,000 yen; 03-3268-5671.

KANDA SECONDHAND BOOK FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Oct. 25-Nov. 3; at bookstores on Jinbocho Omote-dori streets, a well-known secondhand bookstore district; one-minute walk from Jimbocho Station on Tozai-Line or five-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station on Sobu-Line; 03-3293-0161.


YATSUGADAKE SHIN-SOBA FESTIVAL 2014 (Yamanashi prefecture): Oct. 25-Dec. 21; taste new soba (buckwheat noodles) at 34 restaurants near Mount Yatsugatake areas; Nagasaka and Kobuchizawa I.C. on Chuo Express; 0551-48-3457.

JAPAN SUPERBIKE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP (Oita prefecture): Oct. 26; Round 5 of championship race at Autopolis International Racing Course; 70-minute ride from Yufuin I.C. on Oita Express or 40-minute ride from Kumamoto Airport; 500 yen adults, ages 14 & younger free; 0973-55-1111.

NIHON-BASHI KYO-BASHI MATSURI (Tokyo): Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oedo Kakki Parade by 3,000 people on Chuo Street from 3-chome Muromachi to 3-chome Kyobash areas; 03-3561-7348.   

SCARLET SAGA (SALVIA) FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Through Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 15,000 scarlet saga in bloom, group planting and more; Hana-no Oasis, 736 Teraya, Konosu city, five-minute walk from Teraya-higashi Dainchi bus stop after taking a bus bound for Kawasato loop line; free; 048-541-1321.

HIBIYA PARK GARDENING SHOW 2014 (Tokyo): Through Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; gardening contest, seminars on care of flowers and gardening, concerts and special discount sales; two-minute walk from Kasumigaseki Station on Marunouchi and Chiyoda lines; 03-3232-3097.

AUTUMN ROSE FESTIVAL IN KYU-FURUKAWA TEIEN GARDEN (Tokyo): Through Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 30-minute concerts noon & 3 p.m. Oct. 25; Kyu-Furukawa 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.

SANKEIEN GARDEN – CHRYSANTHEMUM REDISCOVERY (Kanagawa prefecture): Oct. 26-Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily; chrysanthemum and dwarf potted chrysanthemum on display; 10-minute bus ride from JR Negishi Station; 500 yen adults, 300 yen seniors, 200 yen children; 045-621-0634/5. 

TAKAHATA FUDOSON CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Oct. 28-Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 1,500 chrysanthemum in the precincts of Takahata Fudoson, five-minute walk from Takahata Fudoson Station on Keio-Line, 30-minute ride from Shinjuku Station; free; 042-591-0032.

DEUTSCHLAND FEST 2014 (Tokyo): Oct. 31, 4-9 p.m. & Nov. 1-3, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; enjoy German beers, performances, crafts and more; Aoyama Koen, one-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda Line or five-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line; free admission; 03-6404-4430.

TOSHOGU SHRINE, FUTAHARA SHRINE, NIKKOZAN RINO TEMPLE NIGHT ILLUMINATION (Tochigi prefecture): Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.; illumination focusing on a five-story pagoda; 0288-50-1171.

SAGA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA 2014 (Saga prefecture): Oct. 30-Nov. 3; largest balloon event in Asia with 115 balloons from around the world; JR Nagasaki Honsen Balloon Saga Station; 0952-29-9000. 

DAIDOGEI WORLD CUP 2014 (Shizuoka prefecture): Oct. 31-Nov. 3; 92 street performers at Sunpu Koen and Shizuoka’s shopping districts; Shizuoka city, JR Shizuoka Station, one-hour Shinkansen ride from Tokyo; 1,100-1,600-2,100 yen; 054-205-9840.

GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2014 (Tokyo): Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., until 6 p.m. Nov. 4; 100 Good Design awarded items displayed; 1,000 yen; Tokyo Midtown; Roppongi Station on Oedo-Line or a three-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda-Line or a 10-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Nanboku-Line; 03-6743-3776.

YOKOSUKA OCEAN WALK (Kanagawa prefecture): Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 19 km walk, starting from Zushi Ocean Beach, followed by 14 km walk starting at Chojagasaki parking lot and 7 km walk starting at Sajimanohama Koen, along on Miura Peninsula; 045-227-0095.

DREAM YOSAKOI FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Nov. 1, noon-9 p.m. & Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; more than 6,000 people are expected to attend this festival, in which processions of 80 groups of dancers in colorful costumes parade through Odaiba areas; Daiba Station on Yurikamome (monorail); 03-5796-2550. 

OKUTAMA FUREAI FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Nov. 1 & 2; local products on sale and local traditional entertainments scheduled; Okutama Sogo Undojo, 940 Hikawa, Okutama-cho; 0428-83-2295.

MASHIKO AUTUMN POTTERY FAIR (Tochigi prefecture): Nov. 1-4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; about 500 shops sell Mashiko wares; Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi prefecture, take Moka Line to Mashiko Station, 63 miles north of Tokyo; 0285-701120; blog.mashiko-kankou.org. 

MUSICAL “CHICAGO” (Tokyo): Nov. 1-9 & Dec. 10-19; commemorating 100th anniversary of funding Takarazuka, musical group performed by women; Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station; 5,000-9,000-13,000 yen; Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799. 

BUNKYO CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Nov. 1-23, 6 a.m.-sunset; 2,000 chrysanthemums in the precincts of Yushima Tenjin Shrine; free; Yushima Station on Chiyoda Line; 03-3836-0753.

FUJI KAWAGUCHIKO AUTUMN LEAVES FESTIVAL (Yamanashi prefecture): Nov. 1-24, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; see maple leaves in autumn red along Fuji Kawaguchikohan Maple Corridor (Kawaguchiko Art Museum street), local products and crafts on sale, also and illumination on Maple Corridor until 10 p.m. at Nashigawa (north side of lake); 0555-72-3168; tinyurl.com/p3f3ygr.

MOUNT TSUKUBA MAPLE TREE FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Nov. 1-30; hike, events including taiko (Japanese drums) performance, making and tasting rice cake, open-air tea ceremony and more at Mount Tsukuba Cable Car Summit Station; also see illuminated mountain view from cable car, every 20 minutes 5-8 p.m. weekends; 40-minute bus ride from Tsukuba Express Tsukuba Station; 1,050 yen adults, 530 yen children until 5 p.m., 1,000 yen adults, free children after 5 p.m.; 029-869-8333. 

MOUNT TAKAO MAPLE TREE FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Nov. 1-30; hike and view maple trees turning into autumn red, along with events such as new sake tasting, local crafts and more at Takao Forest Center, Kiyotaki Station on cable car; JR Takao Station or Takaosanguchi Station on Keio Line; 042-643-3115.

THE WORLD OF TIM BURTON (Tokyo): Nov. 1-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, until 11 p.m. weekends; featuring Tim Burton’s 500 artworks: oil paintings, sketches, videos and more; Mori Art Museum; Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line or four-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Oedo Line; 1,800 adults, 1,300 yen student, 800 yen senior junior student; 03-5777-8600.

TOKYO BIG SIX BASEBALL LEAGUE: Through Nov. 2; Jingu Stadium, six-minute walk from JR Suidobashi Station; 1,300 yen for infield bleachers, 800 yen for outfield bleachers; 03-3409-5610.

89TH ALL JAPAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Tokyo): Nov. 2-9; Top Japanese tennis players compete at Ariake Colosseum, 10-minute walk from Ariake Station on Yurikamome (monorail); 1,000-1,500-2,000-2,500-3,500-4,500 yen adults, 500 yen students Nov. 7, 1,500-2,000-3,500-5,000-6,000 yen adults, 500 yen students Nov. 8-9, free Nov. 2-6; 03-3481-2321.

OEDO ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): Nov. 2 & 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; in the courtyard of Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, one-minute walk from Yurakucho Station, JR Yamanote Line; 03-5805-1093. 

AUTUMN ROSE FESTIVAL IN IKUTA RYOKUCHI GARDEN (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 9 a.m. on weekends, closed Mon.; 4,000 trees and shrubs and 440 varieties of roses; free; 15-minute walk from Shukugawara Station on JR Nambu-Line; 044-978-5270.

KAGURAZAKA MACHITOBI FESTA 2014 (Tokyo): Through Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; events on stage of a hill and an alley, including experiencing an entertainment session in a private room with geisha girls, drawing paintings on a street, Japanese traditional entertainment of Noh and rakugo as well as modern art at Kagurazaka areas; Iidabashi Station on Yurakucho, Nanpuku and Tozai Lines; 03-6426-1728.

COSMOS GARDEN (Yokosuka): Through Nov. 3; one million cosmos flowers in bloom and 2 p.m. Oct. 26 & Nov. 3; visitors can pick the flowers; Kurihama Flower World, 1 Shinmei-cho, 15-minute walk from Kurihama Station, Keikyu and JR Yokosuka Lines; free; 046-833-8282.

SHOWA KINEN PARK COSMOS FESTIVAL (western Tokyo): Through Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., until 6 p.m. weekends in September; live concert 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Minna-no Harappa on Oct. 4; Showa Kinen Park, 3173 Midori-cho, Tachikawa city, one-minute walk from Nishi-Tachikawa Station, JR Ome Line; 042-528-1751.

YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE (Kanagawa prefecture): Through Nov. 3; art exhibition with the theme “Art Fahrenheit 451: Sailing into the sea of oblivion” at Yokohama Museum of Art and Shinko Pier Exhibition, three-minute walk from Minato Mirai Station on Minato Mirai Line or 10-minute walk from JR Sakuragicho Station; 2,400 yen adults, 1,800 yen college students, 1,400 yen senior high school students; 045-671-2278.

NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH GARDENING WORLD CUP SHOW (Nagasaki prefecture): Through Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; 15 gardens designed by world top-ranked gardeners at this Dutch-style theme park; 0570-064-110.

AUTUMN ROSE FESTIVAL IN JINDAI BOTANICAL GARDEN (Tokyo): Through Nov. 4, closed Mon.; 100,000 trees and shrubs, and 5,100 varieties of roses grow here, and 2 p.m. concerts at Rose Garden Terrace Oct. 13, 20 & 27; 5-31-10 Jindaiji Motomachi, Chofu City, bus from Mitaka Station, JR Chuo Line, or Chofu Station, Keio Line, Jindaiji Shokubutsu Koen Mae bus stop; 500 yen to enter; 0424-83-2300.

HIROSAKI CASTLE AUTUMN CHRYSANTHEMUM AND MAPLE LEAF FESTIVAL (Aomori prefecture): Through Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; chrysanthemum in bloom and maple leaves turning in the botanical garden in Hirosaki Park, one-minute walk from a bus stop of Shiyakusho-mae Koen-mae after taking a bus at No. 6; 300 yen adults, 100 yen children; 0172-35-3131.

HOKUSAI FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON (Tokyo): Through Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri., closed Tuesday; features selected 140 arts created by Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849); Ueno Royal Museum, three-minute walk from JR Ueno Station; 1,500 yen adults, 1,200 yen college and senior high school students, 500 yen children; 03-5777-8600.

ASAKUSA CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (Tokyo): Through Nov. 15; Asakusa Sensoji Temple, five-minute walk from Asakusa Station on Ginza-Line; free; 03-3844-1221.

AUTUMN ROSE FESTIVAL AT KEISEI ROSE GARDEN (Chiba prefecture): Through Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., open at 8 a.m. on Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8 & 9; varieties of attractions such as rose garden tour, flower arrangement by the artists, live concerts and more; Keisei Rose Garden; 1,000 yen adults, 700 yen seniors, 400 yen junior high school students, 200 yen children; 15-minute walk from Yachiyo Midorigaoka Station on Toyo Rapid Railway; 047-459-0106.

NAGANO EBISU FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (Nagano prefecture): Nov. 23, 6-8 p.m.; the festival was originally started in 1899, and this display with 10,000 fireworks is done by skilled fireworks experts at Saigawa Dai-ni Ryokuchi Koen, 20-minute walk from JR Nagano Station; 026-227-2428.

KUNISADA UTAGAWA: 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH (Tokyo): Through Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ukiyo-e of his work on display; Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art, five-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station; 1,000 yen adults, 700 yen senior high school and college students, kids free; 03-3403-0880.

KASAMA INARI JINJA CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (Ibaraki prefecture): Through Nov. 24; festival, started in 1890, is Japan’s oldest; also features Kasama Inari Museum and Kasama Inari special Chrysanthemum decorated dolls exhibition; 70-minute ride from Ueno Station on Joban Line to Tomobe, then take a 10-minute ride to Kasama Station on Mito Line; 800 yen adults, 400 yen children; 0296-73-0001.

KOYASAN 1200TH ANNIVERSARY TREASURES OF THE SACRED MOUNTAINS (Tokyo): Through Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; numerous temple treasures, focused on the most preeminent Buddhist artifacts, from personal articles associated with Kukai and the temple’s founding to Buddhist sculptures and paintings based in Shingon esoteric doctrine; Suntory Museum of Art of Tokyo Midtown; 1,300 yen adults, 1,000 yen college and senior high school students, kids free; Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line or Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda Line; 03-3479-8600.

GALLERIA DEGLI UFFIZI (Tokyo): Through Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fridays and Nov. 1 & 2, Dec. 5, 13 & 14; featuring 80 oil paintings by the artists Sandro Botticelli, Agnolo Bronzino and more from Galleria Degli Uffizi in Firenze, Italy, at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, seven-minute walk from JR Ueno Station; 1,600 yen adults, 1,300 yen college students, 800 yen senior high school students, ages 15 & younger free; 03-3823-6920.

FERDINAND HODLER: TOWARDS RHYTHMIC IMAGES (Tokyo): Through Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., until 8 p.m. Fri., closed Mon.; commemorating 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Switzerland and Japan, featuring Swiss artist of Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) including 100 of his paintings; National Museum of Western Art, one-minute walk from JR Ueno station; 1,600 yen adults, 1,200 yen college students, 800 yen senior high school students; 03-5777-8600.

WILLEM DE KOONING EXHIBITION (Tokyo): Through Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. on Fridays; featuring 27 arts from Kooning (1904-1997), one of the leaders of abstract expressionism, which flourished in the U.S. after World War II; Bridgestone Museum of Art, five-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station, No. 6 Exit; 800 yen adults, 600 yen seniors, 500 yen senior high school and college students, kids free; 03-5777-8600.


38TH OKINAWA SANGYO FESTIVAL: Oct. 24-26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; products made on Okinawa; at Ounoyama Koen and Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan, five-minute ride from Naha Airport or five-minute walk from Tsubokawa Station (Okinawa Toshi Monorail) and Ounoyama Koen Station; 0980-859-6191.

YOMITAN FESTIVAL: Oct. 24, 4 p.m., Oct. 25, 2-9 p.m. & Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; traditional music and dance, lion dance, karate performances and more; Yomitan Village Athletic Gymnasium, 30-minute ride from Okinawa North IC on Okinawa Express, 70-minute ride from Naha Airport; 098-982-9201.

GREAT EARTH ISHIGAKI ISLAND RIDE 2014: Oct. 26 & 27; 50, 90 & 120 km rides on Sunday, 40 km fun rides on the Jungle Land in Iriomote Island on Monday, staring and finishing at Funakura Koren in Ishigaki city; 10,000 yen adults, 5,000 yen senior high school students, 15,000 yen 40 km fun ride on the Jungle Land, including ferry ride, lunch and a drink; 0980-84-3178.

SHURI CASTLE FESTIVAL (Naha): Oct. 31-Nov. 3; a reproduction of the ceremony during the Ryukyu Dynasty era to welcome envoys and Okinawan citizens in period costume parade from the castle to Kokusai-dori Street 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, and another traditional parade in costume marches from the castle to Ryutan Street is 12:50-3:30 p.m., Nov. 3; Shuri Castle Park, 1-2 Shuri Kinjo-cho; 098-886-2020.

2015 MISS OKINAWA BEAUTY CONTEST: Nov. 2, 2:30 p.m.; Okinawa Convention Center; free; 098-859-6126.

19TH OKINAWA WOODY FAIR: Nov. 6-9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; wooden furniture, accessories and toys produced on Okinawa on sale at Plaza House, shopping Center Fair Mall 1F, 2F & 3F; 098-877-8588.

TOUR DE OKINAWA BICYCLE RACE 2014: Nov. 8 & 9; events and races for more than 4,400 participants including men’s championship race (210 km), eight cycling events and 13 road races for citizens; NPO Tour de Okinawa Office 0980-54-3174.

South Korea

PUCHON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Bucheon city): Through Oct. 26; with the theme of “Dream, Adventure, Freedom and Challenge” at Korea Manhwa Museum and others; one-minute walk from Samsan Gymnasium Station (Seoul Subway Line 7), Exit 4 or 5; +82-2-1330; 5,000 won.

ICHEON RICE CULTURE FESTIVAL: Through Oct. 26; Icheon is known as the best rice-producing city in Korea, and this event features a re-enactment of the parade that transported rice to Hanseong (the old name for Seoul) for presentation to the king and more; take the free shuttle bus to Seolbong Park from Icheon Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.

JEONJU BIBIMBAP FESTIVAL (North Jeolla province): Oct. 23-26; festival with the theme of Jeonju Bibimbap, one of the most recognizable local foods in Korea, along with International Fermented Food Expo, traditional liquor festival and more; take Bus 79 or 119 from Jeonju Station and get off at Jeondong Cathedral (Hanok village); +82-2-1330.

IKSAN TEN MILLION CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (North Jeolla province): Oct. 24-Nov. 2; features outdoor chrysanthemum exhibition, chrysanthemum artwork contest, and more at Iksan Jungang Sports Complex; +82-2-1330.

MASON GAGOPA CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL: Oct. 24-Nov. 2; exhibitions, culture programs, food tasting, live performance and more; Masonhang Port, Wharf 1; take an express bus to Mason Express Bus Terminal, then take Bus 703 and get off at Jeil Girls’ High School; +82-2-1330.

HAMPYEONG GRAND CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL (South Jeolla province): Oct. 24-Nov. 9; attractions at Hampyeong Expo Park; take a bus to Hampyeong Bus Terminal from Seoul Central City Terminal, then walk about 10 minute to the festival site; +82-2-1330.

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL: Oct. 25 & 26; annual fireworks along Gwangalli Beach, Geumnyeonsan Station (Busan SubwayLine 2), Exit 1 or 3/Gwangan Station (Busan Subway Line 2), Exit 3 or 5; +82-2-1330.  

MINDUNGSAN EULALIA FESTIVAL (Gangwon-do): Through Oct. 26; mountain climbing, talent contest, eulalia music contests, photo exhibition and more; Mindungsan Mountain area; take a train from Cheongnyangni Station to Jeungsan Station; +82-2-1330.

SUNCHANG FERMENTED SOYBEAN FESTIVAL (North Jeolla province): Oct. 30-Nov. 2; hot sauce cooking competition, making soybean malt & hot sauce rice cakes, folk art festival, traditional tofu-making and more; Sunchang Traditional Red Pepper Paste Folk Village; take an intercity bus to Sunchang from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330.

JEONGEUP NATIONAL BULLFIGHTING FESTIVAL (North Jeolla province): Oct. 30-Nov. 3; Korean bullfighting is two bulls fighting each other, and more; Naejangsan National Park; take a bus to Jeongeup from Seoul Central City Bus Terminal; +82-2-1330; culture.jeongeup.go.kr.

MUSICAL, “CAVALIA” (Seoul): Nov. 5-16, Big Top Theater in Jamsil Sports Complex, 50,000-250,000 won.

FRANKENSTEIN, THE MUSICAL (Seoul): Through Nov. 9; Seoul Arts Center, Towol Theater, 30,000-60,0000 won.

JUMP (Seoul): Through Dec. 31; comic martial arts performance, including Korea’s Taekwondo and Taekkyeon; Kyunghyang Art Hill; 40,000-60,000 won ages 4+; +82-2-1330.

THE MUSICAL “THE CROWN PRINCE RUDOLF” (Seoul): Through Jan. 4; D Club Art Center; 60,000-80,000-110,000-130,000 won.

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