Due to the earthquake and tsunami, events in Japan might not take place or might be postponed. Every attempt was made to verify these events, but please check before attending.
JapanYASUKUNI SHRINE FLEA MARKET (Tokyo): April 16; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; more than 200 dealers participate; the entrance path to Yasukuni Shrine; five-minute walk from the Metro Kudanshita Station and 10-minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station and Iidabashi Station; free; 03-5610-4305.
CRAFT FESTA 2011 (Kanagawa prefecture): April 21-24, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; various crafts are on display and sale; Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse; 15-minute walk from JR Kan-nai Station; 050-2200-8485.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON FESTIVAL (Tokyo): April 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2011 models of Harley-Davidsons, customized by dealers, on display and on sale, along with test rides and more; five-minute walk from Tobitakyu Station on Keio Line; free; at Ajinomoto Stadium; 0424-82-1170.
FUJI-SANKEI LADIES CLASSIC GOLF (Shizuoka prefecture): April 22-24; Japan’s LPGA tournament; at Kawana Hotel Golf Course; one-hour-and-40-minute ride from Atsugi I.C. on Tomei Express; 5,000 yen; 03-5500-8253.
TOKYO ART & ANTIQUE: THE NIHONBASHI/KYOBASHI ART ANTIQUES FESTIVAL (Tokyo): April 27-May 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 67 galleries in Nihonbashi/Kyobashi feature antiques, Japanese and European paintings, arts and crafts along with modern art; talk shows and gallery-tour in English scheduled; 03-3403-0102; www.tokyoartantiques.com/.
NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH MAGIC CASTLE: Ends May 8; a Hollywood-based magicians’ hall of fame Magic Castle performs; 1,500 yen adults, 1,000 yen senior high school students, 500 yen for junior high school and elementary school students; 0956-27-0001; http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/.
MOTHER FARM SPRING FESTIVAL (Chiba prefecture): Ends May 29; three million field mustard are in bloom and you can pick strawberries and tomatoes; 10-minute drive from Kimitsu Parking or a 20-minute drive from Kimitsu I.C. or a 30-minute drive from Kisaratsu Minami I.C. on Tateyama Express; 1,500 yen adults, 800 yen children; 0439-37-3211; www.motherfarm.co.jp/ (Japanese only).
THE DINOSAURS EXHIBITION AT TOKYO TOWER: ends June 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; exhibition of Plateosaurus engelhardti, discovered in Germany, Tuojiangosaurus multispinus and Szechuanosaurus zigongensis, discovered in China, and others from collection of Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, including 80 fossils, 25 skeletal structures and reconstructed biological models; Tokyo Tower Exhibition Hall (1st floor); 1,000 yen adults, 500 yen children; five-minute walk from Akabanebashi Station on Oedo-Line or a seven-minute walk from Kamiyacho Station on Hibiya-Line; 03-5159-5895.
MEIJI JINGU ICE SKATING (Tokyo): year-round, noon-6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (weekends); adults1,300 yen/day, children 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.
Okinawa2011 ITU TRIATHLON WORLD CUP ISHIGAKI ISLANDS: April 17, 8 a.m.; world-class athletes race (1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run) in different age categories as well as a three-person relay; Ishigaki city, Ishigaki Islands Triathlon Gimukyoku; 0980-82-1212; http://ishigakijima-triathlon.jp/en/index.html.
27th ALL-JAPAN TRIATHLON MIYAKOJIMA: April 24, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 1,500 athletes compete in 3K swim, 155K bike ride and full marathon; Miyako Island, Okinawa prefecture; 0980-73-1046; www.miyako-net.ne.jp/~strong-e/.
OKINAWA FLOWER CARNIVAL 2011: Ends May 5; showcasing flowers; Shuri Castle Park, Okinawa Commemorative Government Park, Okinawa Kenritsu Budokan, Nakijin Castle Park and Yaedake Cherry Park; Okinawa Sightseeing Convention Bureau 098-859-6129.
Korea7TH HANGANG YEOUIDO SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL (Yeouido): through April 17; see performances, exhibitions and azalea, forsythia, royal azalea and other spring flowers in full bloom, along with 1400-1600 Korean cherry trees, which are also illuminated at night; Yeouiseo-ro, Yeouido; free; 02-2670-3114, search festival at http://english.visitkorea.or.kr.
CEMETERIES OF JOSEON KOREA (Seoul): through April 17; National Museum of Korea; free; 02-2077-9000.
EXHIBIT, ANIMAL SCIENCE 2011 (Seoul): through May 16; National Science Museum; adults, 11,000 won, youths, 10,000 won, children, 9,000 won; 02-747-1342.
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; www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=268128.
MUSCIAL “MONTE CRISTO” (Seoul): thru April 24, 8 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m., weekends, Chungmu Art Hall; 120,000-100,000-80,000-50,000 won; 02-2230-6601.