Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019
New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July
Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO is Tokyo’s next shopping and entertainment landmark. This huge complex will have something for everyone. Baseball fans can look forward to a hitting session in state-of-the-art batting cages, while cinema lovers will have a blast at Grand Cinema Sunshine, Japan’s largest cinema. Extending from the 4th ﬂoor to the 14th, the cinema not only uses IMAX® with laser projection system, but 4DX® with Screen X technology. There are also sixteen restaurants, cafe and shops scattered from B1 to 3rd floor. Immerse yourself in the latest entertainment trend by paying a visit.
Q Plaza IKEBUKURO www.q-plaza.jp/ikebukuro/
Hina Sushi in Roppongi: All you can eat extravagance
If you want to taste all kinds of sushi in Tokyo without burning a hole in your pocket, Hina Sushi is the place to be. Located within one minute’s walk from Roppongi Station, the Roppongi branch just opened on May 24, offering quality all-you-can-eat-sushi. Every piece is handmade by professionals. The menu includes around sixty types of sushi, and the ingredients are updated every month to reﬂect what’s in season. What’s more, ordering is a piece of cake for foreign tourists thanks to the tablet ordering system which features photographs of the food along with corresponding Chinese and English translations.
Hina Sushi hina-sushi.com/en
Beating the summer heat with beer at Japan’s biggest beer garden event
Beer garden is by far the coolest summer event in Japan, offering a great opportunit y for friends to catch up. Hi-BEER GARDEN, which attracted20,000 visitors last summer, is back again this year for the early summer ( June 6 to 16) and early autumn (August 30 to September 8). To beat the heat the Japanese way, be sure to visit Hibiya Park for fresh brews and mouthwatering foods from Europe, the U.S. and Japan, as well as live music performances that will leave you breathless.
Hi-BEER GARDEN 2019 hibeer.jp/ (Japanese)
Tokyo Kingyo Wonderland 2019: Travel back in time to the Showa period
Goldﬁsh watching is one of the traditional activities Japanese do in the summer to keep cool. The Sumida Aquarium at the TOKYO SKYTREE® has been showcasing the beauty of various kingyo (goldfish) every summer since 2016. To welcome the start of the new Reiwa era and pay tribute to the Showa period, the exhibition hall has been decorated with nostalgic bead curtains, miscellaneous goods representative of the 60s and 70s and spectacular goldﬁ sh lanterns. Not only projection mapping is used to display swimming goldﬁ sh , but the space makes excellent use of atmospheric music and various aromas. There’s no better way to cool down than spending an afternoon appreciating the wondrous beauty of goldﬁ sh in this Showa scenery!
Sumida Aquarium www.sumida-aquarium.com/en/
DRUM TAO: Delivering Japan’s charm through drum beats
MANGEK YO is a revolutionar y drumming show by DRUM TAO, a non-verbal Japanese drum group that has performed in 26 countries and in front of 8 million spectators. Debuted in Tokyo 2017, MANGEKYO has started doing regular performances at the Alternative Theatre in Yurakucho from this April. You can ﬁ nd the schedules on the o ﬃ cial website. New stage and costume designs, combined with projection mapping by teamLab, come together in a unique blend of tradition and innovation. With all the spectacular lights, music and images, even people who don’t understand a word of Japanese will love it!