JapanROPPONGI ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): Jan. 27-28; 25 licensed antique dealers participate in the center of Roppongi on the fourth Thursday of the month; Roppongi Roi Building, five-minute walk from Roppongi Station on Hibiya-Line; 03-3583-2081.

KAWAGOE NARITA FUDOSON FLEA MARKET (Saitama prefecture): Jan. 28; at Naritayama Kawagoe Bestuin next to Kitain; 15-minute walk from JR Honkawagoe Station; 03-5996-4105.

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL 2011 (Tokyo): Ends Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; features more than 450 masterpieces from a variety of countries and includes Amish quilts; Tokyo Dome, adult 2,000 yen, ages 12 & under free, must be accompanied by a guardian;; JR Suidobashi Station on Sobu Line/Korakuen Station on Marunouchi Line; 03-3817-6335.

YASUKUNI SHRINE FLEA MARKET (Tokyo): Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; more than 200 dealers; entrance path to Yasukuni Shrine; five-minute walk from the Metro Kudanshita Station or 10-minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station and Iidabashi Station; free; 03-5610-4305.

ODAWARA PLUM BLOSSOMS FESTIVAL (Kanagawa prefecture): Jan. 29-Feb. 28; plum blossoms here begin blooming in late January and a celebration of the blossoms will be at the Odawara Castle Park in Odawara city; 10-minute walk from JR Shimosoga Station on Tokaido-Line; 0465-22-5002.

FCI CHIBA INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOW (Chiba prefecture): Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; more than 800 dogs along with various attractions at Makuhari Messe; 500 yen adults, kids free; five-minute walk from JR Kaihin Makuhari Station on Keiyo line; 047-464-3214.

SHINJUKU CITY HALF MARATHON (Tokyo): Jan. 30; half marathon at 9 a.m., followed by 10km, 3km, 2km, starts and ends at National Stadium; 3,500 yen for a half marathon, 3,000 yen for 10km, 1,000-1,500 yen for 3km & 2km; 03-3232-5121; (Japanese only).

HANAZONO SHRINE ANTIQUE FAIR (Tokyo): Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; at Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku; Shinjuku 3-chome Station on Marunouch-Line/JR Shinjuku Station; 03-3209-5265.

JAPAN RUGBY TOP LEAGUE 2010/2011 PLAYOFFS (Tokyo): Jan. 30, 2 p.m.; winner of semifinals compete; Prince Chichibu Stadium; five-minute walk from Gaien-mae Station on Ginza-Line; 1,300-3,000-4,000 -5,000 yen adults, 300 yen ages 18 and younger, 2,000 yen/pair of tickets; Japan Rugby-Football Association 03-3401-3290; (Japanese only).

OSHIMA TSUBAKI (CAMELLIA) FESTIVAL: Jan. 30-March 21; Oshima Island is famous for camellia flowers and camellia oil products and this annual festival is held when camellias are in bloom; ferry available from Kurihama (Yokosuka) Port to the island; Oshima Tourism Association: 04992-2-2177, Tokai Kisen (ferry): 03-5472-9999;

SETSUBUN AND BEAN THROWING: Feb. 3; On the spring Setsubun, the day before the beginning of each season, the traditional mame-maki, or bean-throwing ceremony, is held at major shrines and temples in Japan.

DARUMA MASS AT NISHI-ARAI DAISHI (Tokyo): Feb. 3, 11 a.m.; mass at Nishi-Arai Daishi Temple inside the compound of the temple to hold for used Darumas and monks light a farewell bonfires on Darumas to hold a mass. Nishi-Arai Daishi is closely associated with Kobo Daishi (774-835) founder of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism; Daishi-mae on the Tobu Daishi Line branching off at Nishiarai Station on the Tobu Isezaki Line; 0890-2345.

SAIKO SOFT RIME FESTIVAL (Yamanashi prefecture): Ends Feb. 6; giant ice sculptures and night illuminations at Saiko Yacho-no mori Koen, one of five lakes on the foot of Mount Fuji; 25-minute ride on Route 139 from Kawaguchiko IC on Chuo Express or a 50-minute a Fujikyuko bus ride from Kawaguchiko Station; free; 0555-72-3168.

NARCISSUS FESTIVAL AT KASAI RINKAI PARK (Tokyo): End Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 200,000 narcissus flowers in bloom along with live performances and concerts at the largest park in Tokyo; one-minute walk from Rinkai Koen Station on JR Keiyo-Line; 03-5696-1331;

COUNTRY FARM GERMAN VILLAGE WINTER ILLUMINATION (Chiba prefecture): Ends Feb. 13, 4-8 p.m.; one of the biggest illuminations in Japan with 2,000,000 LEDs; 1,000 yen for one vehicle, 500 yen for walk-ins; five-minute drive from Anesaki Sodegaura I.C. on Tateyama Express or an eight-minute drive from Kisarazu Higashi I.C. on Ken-oh Express; 0438-60-5511.

NAGASAKI HUIS TEN BOSCH CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL (Nagasaki prefecture): Ends Feb. 14; select five favorites from 18 varieties of chocolates during the festival at this Dutch-style theme park (need extra 850 yen); 2,500 yen adults, senior and junior high school students, 800 yen ages 4-12; 0956-27-0001;

TOKYO DOME CITY WINTER ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Ends Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Tokyo Dome City is lit with 1,500,000 LED lights; Sobu Line Suidobashi Station; 03-5800- 9999.

SHINJUKU TERRACE CITY ILLUMINATION (Tokyo): Ends Feb. 14, 5 p.m.-midnight; decorated with blue & white lights; Shinjuku Terrace City Event Park, one-minute walk from JR Shinjuku South exit;

MARUNOUCHI BUILDING BRIGHT CHRISTMAS (Tokyo): Until Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; 220 trees with 850,000 champagne gold LED lights; one-minute walk from JR Tokyo Station; 03-5218-5100.

YOKOHAMA AKARENGA WAREHOUSE ART & ICE SKATING: ends 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; (Japanese only).

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL “ZED” (Chiba prefecture): show is a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment and through March 6, neighboring Tokyo Disneyland is offering tourists and non-Japanese living in Japan a 25 percent discount from regular prices: 7,500-9,500-12,500-15,000 yen to discounted prices: 5,620-7,120-9,370-11,250 yen; 0473-55-9621; .

FUJIKYU HIGHLAND ICE SKATING (Yamanashi prefecture): Ends March 21, (closed Feb. 8); three ice skating rinks and skate all night Dec. 31 & Jan. 1-2; Fujikyu Higland Ice Skating, 5-6-1, Nishihara, Fuji-Yoshida city, Yamanashi prefecture, in front of Lake Kawaguchi I.C. on Chuo Express, 90-minute drive from Tokyo or a three-minute drive from Fuji-Yoshida I.C. on Higashi-Fuji Highway; 1,200 yen adults, 600 yen children; 1,000 yen shoe rental; 0555-23-2111;

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; (Japanese only).

MEIJI JINGU ICE SKATING (TOKYO): year-round, 12-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends; adults 1,300 yen per day, children 900 yen/day, after 3 p.m., adults 1,000 yen and children 700 yen plus 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 JR Sobu Line; 03-3403-3458;

OkinawaURUMA BULLFIGHTING & EISA DACE: Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m.; Okinawa bullfighting (bull vs. bull); Ishikawa Multi-purpose Dome, Uruma city, 70-minute drive from Naha Airport; 1,500 yen adults, 1,000 yen children; 098-965-4441; (Japanese only).

THE 49TH NAGO CHERRY BLOSSOM: Jan. 29-30; brass bands parade and ladies society parade 3 & 6 p.m. Jan. 29, fancy-dress parade, traditional dance and Taiko (drum) performance 2, 5 & 7 p.m. Jan. 30; at Nago Chuo Koen; two-hour drive from Naha Airport; ; 098-53-7755; (Japanese only).

YAESE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Jan. 30-31; 500 cherry trees at Yaese Town Park in full bloom and illuminated in evenings with 20,000 lights; 40-minute drive from Naha Airport; 098-998-4624; (Japanese only).

YAEDAKE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Ends Feb. 7; earliest cherry blossoms in Japan; Motobu-cho, four miles northwest of Nago city; 098-47-2700; (Japanese only).

NAKIJIN CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL: Ends Feb. 7; take a walk from approach to ruins of Nakijin Castle with illuminations, traditional entertainments and more; 2-hour-and-45-minute ride from Naha Airport; 0980-56-2256.

ZAMAMI VILLAGE WHALE WATCHING FESTIVAL 2011: ends early April; ships sail 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from Zamami Port; 5,250 yen adults, 2,625 yen children; 50-minute express boat from Naha Port; 098-896-4141;

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.

KoreaPINE TREES AND BAMBOO – GREEN SOUNDS, BRIGHT SCENTS (Seoul): Ends Jan. 29; Ewha Womans Univ. Museum; free; 02-3277-3152.

MING AND QING PAINTINGS (Seoul): through Jan. 30; National Museum of Korea; free; 02-2077-9000.

PYEONGCHANG TROUT FESTIVAL (Jinbu-Myeon): Ends Feb. 6; Jinbu-myeon, free; 82-33-1330.

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.

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