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Visit the hydrangea garden at Tokyo Summerland now through July 10.
Visit the hydrangea garden at Tokyo Summerland now through July 10. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo Summerland)
Visit the hydrangea garden at Tokyo Summerland now through July 10.
Visit the hydrangea garden at Tokyo Summerland now through July 10. (Photo courtesy of Tokyo Summerland)
See The Dinosaurs Exhibition at Tokyo Tower, now through June 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Tokyo Tower Exhibition Hall (1st floor).
See The Dinosaurs Exhibition at Tokyo Tower, now through June 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Tokyo Tower Exhibition Hall (1st floor). (Norio Muroi/Stars and Stripes)

Japan60th JAPAN COLLEGE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (Tokyo): June 7-12; at Jingu Stadium and Tokyo Dome, 15-minute walk from JR Sendagaya Station and Shinanomachi Station or a five-minute walk from Gaien-mae Station on Ginza Lineor a three-minute walk from Kokuritsu Kyogijyo (National Gymnasium) on Nanboku Line - Jingu Stadium; six-minute walk from JR Suidobashi Station or a a seven-minute walk from Metro Korakuen Station on Marunouchi Line – Tokyo Dome; 1,200 yen adults, 500 yen ages 12-18; 03-5464-5444; www.student-baseball.or.jp/ (Japanese only).

TOKYO SUMMERLAND HYDRANGEA GARDEN (western Tokyo): June 11-July 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily; 60 varieties of hydrangea, 15,000 trees in the Hydrangea Garden, Family Park area of Tokyo Summerland; 600 Kamiyotsugi, Akiruno City, Tokyo; 500 yen adults, 300 yen children; www.summerland.co.jp/guide/familysports_ajisai.html (Japanese only).

32nd JAPAN ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 (Tokyo): June 11-12, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; includes competition among 39 pros and 39 amateurs in five categories; Budokan, five-minute walk from Kudanshita Station on Metro Tozai and Hanzo-mon Lines; 3,000-5,000-7,000-10,000-15,000-20,000-25,000 yen; 0570-02-9999.

13th INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE SHOW 2011 (Tokyo): June 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tokyo Industrial Trade Center 4F – Hamamatsu-cho, five-minute walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station (north exit); 1,500 yen/one day; 2,500 yen/two days; Japan Dollshouse Association 050-3303-3693; www.dollshouse.co.jp/index.html (Japanese only).

KAWAGUCHI FLEA MARKET (Saitama prefecture): June 11-12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; About 100 booths; Kawaguchi East Exit Qupola Square; one-minute walk from JR Kawaguchi Station; Citizen Recycle Center 03-3226-6800; www.recycler.org/ (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 of dinosaurs 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.

OEDO ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): June 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tokyo International Forum, 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; one-minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station; 03-5805-1093; www.antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml.

EU FILM DAYS 2011 (Tokyo): SHOWA KINEN PARK FLOWER FESTIVAL (western Tokyo): Ends June 26, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; more than 250,000 poppy flowers bloom until mid-May; 400 yen for park entrance; JR Ome Line, Nishi-Tachikawa Station, 15-minute walk from Tachikawa Station; 042-528-1751; www.ktr.mlit.go.jp/showa (Japanese only).

IRIS FESTIVAL AT YOKOSUKA IRIS GARDEN (Kanagawa prefecture): Ends June 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; opened in 1988, this is the largest iris garden in the Orient with 412 varieties and 140,000 irises in the 9.4-acre site; concerts of koto, Japanese bamboo flute, and other oriental musical instruments 11 a.m. on Sun. in June; Keikyu bus from Keikyu Shioiri Station, get off at Ikegami Chugaku (junior high school) bus stop; 300 yen adults, 100 yen for children and free June 5; 046-853-3688.

CORMORANT FISHING (UKAI) (Gifu prefecture): ends Oct. 15; cormorant fishing on Nagara River is a famous type of traditional fishing in Japan. More than 40 sightseeing ships are set on Nagara at 6:15, 6:45 & 7:15 p.m., to observe usho (cormorant fishermen) catch sweetfish using trained cormorants. Boat fare is 3,000-3,300 yen/person; Nagara River Cormorant Fishing Boat Reservations 058-262-0104; www.kankou-gifu.jp/en/ukai/index.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 or www.ukai-iwakuni.com/.

FANTASMIC (Chiba prefecture): open-ended run; night-time show, featuring 27 animation characters such as Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and others, filled with special effects using water and fire, on Mediterranean Harbor; Tokyo DisneySea, three-minute ride from Resort Gate Station/Maihama Station, JR Keiyo Line; one-day passport for adults 6,200 yen, discount passport after 3 p.m. entry for adults 4,900 yen; Tokyo Disney Resort Information 0570-00-8632; www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/en/tds/index.html.

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.

OkinawaISHIGAKI-SHI HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 8:30 a.m.; Ishigaki Fisher Pier, Ishigaki city, about 270 miles southwest of Naha, 10-minute ride from Ishigaki Airport; 098-082-2448.

ITOMAN HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. Races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; .; Itoman Fisher Pier, Nishizaki of Itoman city; 098-992-2011; www.city.itoman.okinawa.jp/section/syoukou/page2/hare.htm (Japanese only).

KADENA HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 10 a.m.; the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. The races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; Kadena Fisher Pier, 10-minute ride to Mizukama bus stop from Kadena bus terminal; 10,000 yen for one team entry; 098-956-6222; www.town.kadena.okinawa.jp/news/n1006.html (Japanese only).

IESHIMA HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 1 p.m.; the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. The races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; Ieshima Port Otobuchihama; 30-minute ferry ride to Ieshima Port from Motobu Port; 0980-49-2035.

AGUNI HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 8 p.m., the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. The races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; Aguni Port; 120-minute ferry ride to Aguni Port from Naha Port; 098-988-2255.

TONAKI VILLAGE HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 8 p.m.; the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. The races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; Oujima Beach; 120-minute ferry ride from Naha Port; 098-989-2427.

OUJIMA HARII DRAGON BOAT RACE: June 5, 9 p.m.; the tradition of the harii is linked to the Kaijin-sai (Unjami), or Fisherman Festival, observed to give thanks to the sea god and pray for the safety and prosperity of fishermen. The races are held in fishing communities throughout Okinawa in late spring and summer; Oujima Beach; 35-minute ride from Naha Airport; 098-948-7190.

KoreaENRIQUE STANKO VRAZ VISIT TO SEOUL IN 1901 (SEOUL): through June 12, Seoul Museum of History; free; 02-724-0194.

HATS AND SHOES (SEOUL): through June 13; National Folk Museum of Korea; free; 02-3704-3114.

OLD SEOUL THROUGH FOREIGN EYES (SEOUL) : through June 26; Cheong Gye Cheon Museum; free; 02-2286-3410.

A GLIMPSE AT THE LIFE OF THE JOSEON PERIOD (SEOUL): through July 30; Ewha Woman’s University Museum; free; 02-3277-3152.

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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