Japan62nd ALL JAPAN COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (Tokyo): ends Dec. 2, 10:20 a.m., Dec. 3-4, 1 p.m., Dec. 5, 11 a.m.; at National Yoyogi Stadium No. 2 Gymnasium; 800 yen adults, 300 yen senior and junior high school students on Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and 1,500 for adults, 600 yen junior and senior high school students Dec 3-5; 03-5459-3557.
CHICHIBU NIGHT FESTIVAL (Saitama prefecture): Dec. 2-3; a procession of six elaborate lantern-lit dashi-and-hook floats, fireworks and other events at this 300-year-old festival, best time to go is 7-10 p.m.; Chichibu Jingu Shrine, Chichibu Station on Seibu Line and Chichibu Railways; 0494-22-0262; www.chichibuji.gr.jp/ (Japanese only).
47th GOLF JAPAN SERIES JT CUP (Tokyo): Dec. 2-5; winners of 2010 JPGA tour and top 25 JPGA golfers of 2010 compete for a 40 million yen award; Yomiuri Country Club; 4,000 yen; bus available from Shin Yurigaoka Station on Odakyu Line and from Inagi Station on Keio Sagamihara Line; 044-966-8800.
NISHMO FESTIVAL AT FUJI SPEEDWAY (Shizuoka prefecture): Dec. 5, 9 a.m.; Nissan/Nishmo fans’ 5th annual meeting at Fuji Speedway, featuring legendary Nissan GTR, Nissan Racing DNA cars’ demonstration run at the circuit, historic car exhibition and more; Fuji Speedway and other venues, 694, Nakahinata, Oyamacho, Suntou-gun, Shizuoka prefecture, 65-minute drive from Tokyo-Seta to Gotemba IC on Tomei Express, 15-minute drive to Fuji Speedway, 65-minute drive from Chofu to Kawaguchi IC on Chuo Express, 15-minute drive to Subashiri IC on Higashi Fuji Goko Express, 10-minute drive to Fuji Speedway; 2,500 yen; 0120-846-423; www.nismo.co.jp/event/festa2010/pc/ (Japanese only).
GOOD DESIGN EXHIBITION 2010 (Tokyo): ends Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; at Tokyo Midtown Design Hab; free; Roppongi Station on Oedo-Line or three-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda-Line or 10-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Nanboku-Line; 03-6743-3777; www.designhub.jp/ (Japanese only).
YOKOHAMA AKARENGA (RED-BRICK) WAREHOUSE ART & ICE SKATING: Dec. 5- Feb. 28, 1-10 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m-10 p.m. weekends; art of lights with the theme of “Ice Painting Dreams,” designed by XLR Project illuminated the warehouse and neighboring ice skating rink; 500 yen adults, 400 yen children; 500 yen shoe rental; 045-211-1515; www.yokohama-akarenga.jp (Japanese only).
K-1 WORLD GP 2009 FINAL (Yokohama): Dec. 5, 5 p.m., annual year-end ultimate fighting final at Yokohama Area; a five-minute walk from JR Shin Yokohama Station; 6,000-13,000-22,000-35,000-100,000 yen; Kyodo Tokyo 03-3498-9999; www.k-1.co.jp/jp/event/2009/1205_wgp/index.html (Japanese only).
64th ALL JAPAN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP (Tokyo): Dec. 6-12; at National Yoyogi Stadium No. 2 Gymnasium; 2,000 yen adults, 1,000 yen youths; five-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station & Meiji Jingu-mae Station on Metro Chiyoda Line/10-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station; 03-3481-2382.
GRAND SLAM TOKYO 2010 INTERNATIONAL JUDO TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Dec. 11-13, Tokyo Gymnasium; former Kano-Trophy Judo Championships renamed this year as Grand Slam, a major Judo tournament in Tokyo; 2,900 yen; Sendagaya Station on Sobu-Line; 03-3435-7000; www.judo-ch.jp/english/.
BEST FLEA MARKET (TOKYO): Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; more than 100 dealers participate; in the courtyard of Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station; 03-5805-1093; www.t-i-forum.co.jp/english/index.html.
TOKYO SUMMERLAND FLEA MARKET (western Tokyo): Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; monthly flea market; at the parking lot of Tokyo Summerland amusement park; 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno city, Tokyo; 042-558-0441; www.summerland.co.jp/guide/familysports_freemarket.html (Japanese only).
MUSCLE MUSICAL “M-JUMP” (Tokyo): ends Dec. 12; features music, costume, acrobatic skills, art and muscle power; Shibuya Muscle Museum; 10-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station; 5,800-7,800-9,800 yen adults, 5,500 yen children; 0120-917-999; www.musclemusical.com/ (Japanese only).
JINGU-GAIEN GINGKO TREES (MAIDENHAIR) FESTIVAL: ends Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; refreshment booths, local crafts and products and live street performances available at Jingu-Gaien fountain park, one of Tokyo’s most popular fall attractions featuring more than 140 Gingko trees; free; 03-3401-0312; www.meijijingugaien.jp/event/ (Japanese only).
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT – REALITY LAB (Tokyo): ends Dec. 26 (closed Nov. 30 & Dec. 14), 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; features a new fashion-design by Issei Miake; Roppongi Station on Oedo-Line and Hibiya-Line or a three-minute walk from Nogizaka Station on Chiyoda-Line; 1,000 yen; 03-3475-3221; www.2121designsight.jp/en/.
SAYAMA SKI & SNOWBOARD: ends April 3; indoor ski and snowboarding slope; 2167 Kami-yamaguchi, Tokorozawa city, Saitama prefecture, Seibu Kyujo-mae Station, Seibu Line; one-day pass on weekdays: 3,500 yen adults, 2,500 yen junior and senior high school students and 2,000 yen elementary school students, 2,500 yen seniors, weekends: 4,000 yen, 2,800 yen, 2,200 yen and 2,800 yen each, three-hour pass: 2,500 yen, 2,000 yen, 1,500 yen and 2,000 yen each; 04-2922-1384; www.sayama-ski.jp/ (Japanese only).
Okinawa26th NAHA MARATHON 2010: Dec. 5, 9 a.m.; one of Japan’s largest citizen’s marathons, with more than 25,000 participants. starts and ends at the Ohnoyama Stadium in Naha city; 098-862-9902; www.naha-marathon.jp/en/index.html.
22nd NAGO YAMBARU TWO-DAY MARCH: Dec. 12-13; the event includes a 5K, 10K, 20K, 30K and 40K walk that starts and ends at Nago city 21st Century Gymnasium; 1,800 yen; Naga city sightseeing Association 098-53-1212.
22nd GINOWAN WHEELCHAIR MARATHON 2010: Dec. 12, 10 a.m.; includes half-marathon, 5K and 1.5K trim marathon; Ginowan-shi Shakai Fukushi Kyogikai; 2,000 yen for half-marathon, 1,500 yen for 5K and 1.5K trim marathon; 098-892-6525; www.ginowanshakyo.or.jp (Japanese only).
KUME ISLAND SPECIAL PRODUCTS FESTIVAL: Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; see the famous silk Kumejima-Tsumugi as well as various vegetables and products along with cloisonné ware accessory making and Japanese paper making; Gushigawa Noson Kankyo Kaizen Center; three hour and 15-minute ferry ride from Naha Port or a 25-minute flight from Naha Airport; 098-985-7134.
KoreaYEONGDONG DRIED PERSIMMON FESTIVAL (SEOUL): Dec. 17-19; Nangye Hall of Korean Classical Music, Youth Center Districts; free; 82-43-1330.
PYEONGCHANG TROUT FESTIVAL (JINBU-MYEON): Dec. 23-Feb. 6; Jinbu-myeon, free; 82-33-1330.
SEONGSAN SUNRISE FESTIVAL (SEOUL): Dec. 31-Jan. 1; Seongsan Ilchulbong area; free; 82-64-1330.MUSICAL, “GREASE” (Seoul): open-ended run, 8 p.m., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 3 & 7 p.m., Sat., 2 & 6 p.m., Sun. and holidays, Dongsoong Art Center; 40,000-60,000 won; 1588-5212.