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Embark on a trip to the universe at Yurakucho
After successful launches of planetariums in Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City and TOKYO SKYTREE®, KONICA MINOLTA is opening a brand new planetarium at the heart of Yurakucho on December 19. This dome features a Digital Multi-purpose Theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium with awe-inspiring Sound DomeⓇ, a stereophonic sound system technology and a virtual facility called VirtuaLink. It might be di ﬃ cult to catch a glimpse of a shooting star in Tokyo, but an exciting adventure to the skies is always waiting for you at KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA TOKYO.
KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA TOKYO planetarium.konicaminolta.jp/planetariatokyo/ (Japanese)
Japanese bar tools specialty store reopens in Ginza
Bar Times Store celebrated its new facelift on October 19, opening its doors to unreserved customers during business hours in Ginza. Before the reopening, customers with reservations were accepted. While professional bartenders will have no problem finding quality shakers, bar spoons, stir sticks and many other original products here, amateurs who love a drink can also ﬁnd something suitable for their needs. This is deﬁnitely the place to go if you are looking for a unique gift.
BAR TIME STORE www.bar-times.com/ginza/
Wine and dine while exploring Tokyo’s charming attractions
Wouldn’t it be great if you can enjoy authentic Japanese meal and the famed Tokyo attractions at the same time? Japanese bus company Willer heard your wishes and will oﬀ er creative Japanese cuisine on their buses from December, two months after they started running a restaurant bus providing its riders with French dishes. Fine local ingredients and traditional condiments like Edo-style miso and irizake (Japanese sake with preserved plums) will be used to make nostalgic Japanese meals. The bus will be equipped with audio guides in English, Chinese and Korean.
Tokyo Restaurant Bus willerexpress.com/en/restaurantbus/
Journey to the world of Hokusai in 2019 Hokusai Updated exhibition
Katsushika Hokusai, popularly known simply as Hokusai, is a famous artist specializing in ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese art. During his seven-decade long career, Hokusai authored a wide arrange of woodblock prints, many of which have not been exhibited. If you would like to know more about this legendary figure, do visit Mori Arts Center Gallery for the Hokusai Updated exhibition. From January 17 to March 24, 480 pieces of Hokusai’s art in total will be on display, split in 4 diﬀerent exhibit periods. 118 of these works are a collection of special prints for private use and they have never been shown together before. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the fascinating world of Hokusai through his many prints.
HOKUSAI UPDATED hokusai2019.jp (Japanese)
Get your ninja training at this virtual dojo opening in February 2019
Slated to open in Kanda, Tokyo on February 10, 2019, VR NINJA DOJO is a ninja attraction equipped with the latest VR technology. Visitors will dress in ninja costumes, wear VR gadgets and learn the authentic moves from a ninja master before engaging in a virtual ninja battle. Lessons include swordplay, shuriken (ninja stars), martial arts and much more. If you are not in the fighting mood, you can still enjoy watching your friends battling away on the monitors through mixed reality technology. Unleash your inner ninja at this one and only virtual dojo in Japan.
VR NINJA DOJO vr-ninja.jp