May 11, 2011
JapanKYU-FURUKAWA TEIEN GARDEN (Tokyo): May 13-June 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Spring Roses Festival; seven-minute walk from JR Kaminakazato Station; 150 yen; 03-3910-0394; www.tokyo-park.or.jp/english/.
TOKYO HANDCRAFT GUITAR FEST 2011: May 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., May 22, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; see rare handcraft guitars, basses and ukuleles from around the world along with mini-concerts and talk show; at Sumida Sangyo Kaikan Sunrise Hall; JR Kinshicho Station on Sobu Line; 1,000 yen; 03-3505-7224; www.handcraftguitar.jp/ (Japanese only).
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).
MUSIC FESTIVAL ARGERICH’S MEETING POINT IN BEPPU (Oita prefecture): Ends May 16; classical concerts organized by Argerich Arts Foundation at B-con Plaza, iichiko Sogo Bunka Center and Kita Kyushu Soleil Hall; 10-15-minute walk from JR Oita Station; 0977-27-2299; www.argerich-mf.jp/english.html.
13TH INTERNATIONAL ROSES AND GARDENING SHOW 2011 (Saitama prefecture): Ends May 16, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; the nation’s largest roses and gardening show is expected to draw more than 250,000 visitors and roses; gardening contest, and sale of gardening products scheduled; Seibu Dome, Seibu Line, Seibu-Kyujo Mae Station; 2,000 yen adults, 600 yen children; 03-5777-8600; www.bara21.jp/index.html.(Japanese only).
WORLD TAROT FAIR (Tokyo): Ends May 31; more than 200 tarot cards on display and on sale at Bunkamura Arts & Craft; seven minute walk from JR Shibuya Station; 03-3477-9173.
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.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL “ZED” (Chiba prefecture): Open-ended run; show is a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment, brought in Chiba prefecture as a resident theater performing year-round in neighboring Tokyo Disneyland; 7,500-9,500-12,500-15,000 yen; 0473-55-9621; www.zed.co.jp/home_en.php.
BLUE MAN GROUP (Tokyo): open-ended run; New York-based avant-garde artists; Invoice Theatre, five-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Hibiya Line and Azabu Jyuban Station on Nanpoku Line; 7,500-8,500 yen; 03-5414-3255; www.blueman.jp.
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.
KoreaANIMAL 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.
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