Japan Events in November 2013

Swan Lake
Swan Lake by Clarissa Draper☐ Dance, Ballet
Info: K-Ballet company performs Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.
Date: Nov 1-3 | 2:00pm
Entrance: ¥7,000 – ¥18,000
Location: Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Shibuya, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Tel #: 03-3234-9999

One Direction
One-Direction☐ Music, Concert
Info: An English-Irish pop boy band based in London, consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. They signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Records after being formed and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010.
Date: Nov 2 | 5:00pm & Nov 3 | 4:00pm
Entrance: ¥8,000 – ¥15,000
Location: Makuhari Messe, Mihama Ward, Chiba, Chiba
Nearest Station: Kaihin-Mukahari Station
Tel #: 03-3499-6669
Website: www.creativeman.co.jp

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
TSPO☐ Music, Performing Arts
Info: Commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band, whose music is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock.
Date: Nov 5 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥5,250 (adv)
Location: O-East, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Shibuya Station
Tel #: 03-5720-9999

Ke$ha☐ Music, Concert
Info: An American singer-songwriter, rapper and pop hit-maker. Her debut album, Animal, and her first extended play, Cannibal, were released in 2010.

Date: Nov 12-13 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥8,000 (adv)
Location: Zepp Tokyo
Nearest Station: Aomi Station
Tel #: 03-3499-6669
Website: www.creativeman.co.jp

Date: Nov 15 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥8,000 (adv)
Location: Namba Hatch, Minato-machi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka City
Nearest Station: Namba Station
Tel #: 06-7732-8888

Ballets Russes Stravinsky Evening
Ballets Russes Stravinsky Evening☐ Dance, Ballet
Info: Paris-based ballet company performs Firebird, Apollo, and Les Noces
Date: Nov 13 & 15 | 7:00pm & Nov 16 – 17 | 2:00pm
Entrance: ¥3,150 – ¥12,600
Location: New National Theatre Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Hatsudai Station
Tel #: 03-5352-9999
Website: www.blouinartinfo.com

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney☐ Music, Concert
Info: An English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer who is a former Beatles member.

Date: Nov 12 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥12,500 – ¥16,500
Location: Osaka Dome, Nishi Ward, Osaka
Nearest Station: Taisho Station / Dome Maechiyozaki Station
Tel #: 06-7732-8888

Date: Nov 15 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥12,500 – ¥16,500
Location: Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome, Fukuoka
Nearest Station: Tojinmachi Station
Tel #: 092-714-0159

Date: Nov 18 | 7:00pm & Nov 19-21 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥12,500 – ¥16,500
Location: Tokyo Dome, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Suidobashi Station
Tel #: 0570-550-799
Website: http://outthere-japantour.com

Tokyo Ramen Show 2013
Ramen Show 2013☐ Festival around town
Info: The greatest ramen makers from all over Japan gather in Komazawa Olympic Park for every noodle-lover’s dream event.
Date: Nov 15 – 24 | 10:00am-9:00pm (Nov 19, 24 | 10:00am – 5:00pm)
Entrance: Free; ramen tickets ¥800
Location: Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Komazawa-Daigaku Station
Website: www.ramenshow.com

Hachioji Ginkgo Festival 2013
Hachioji Ginkgo Festival 2013☐ Festival around town
Info: The 4km stretch of road leading from Hachioji to the foot of Mt Takao is one of the most popular spots for autumn leaves with 770 ginkgo trees lined-up side-by-side the road. The event is even delighted with classic car parade (Sunday only) to music, hula dance performances and plenty of food stalls.
Date: Nov 16 | 9:00am – 5:00pm and Nov 17 | 9:00am – 4:30pm
Entrance: Free
Location: Hachioji Koshu-kaido, Oiwakecho Crossing to Takao Station
Nearest Station:
Tel #: 042-668-8383
Website: www.ichou-festa.org

Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys☐ Music, Concert
Info: An American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, and actress. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide.
Date: Nov 18 | 7:00pm
Entrance: ¥9,000 (adv)
Location: Yokohama Arena
Nearest Station: Shin-Yokohama Station
Tel #: 03-3499-6669
Website: www.creativeman.co.jp

Fall Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens
Illumination at Rikugien Gardens☐ Festival around town
Info: Known as one of the most beautiful Japanese garden in Tokyo, Rikugen Garden will be illuminated with lights creating a beautiful collaboration between the flame of autumn leaves and the night sky.
Date: Nov 22 – Dec 8 | 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Entrance: ¥300
Location: Rikugien Gardens, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Komagome Station
Tel #: 03-3941-2222
Website: www.tokyo-park.or.jp

Meguro River Illumination 2013
Meguro River Illumination 2013☐ Festival around town
Info: Over 150,000 LED lights brighten-up the stretch of the Meguro River near Gotanda Station.
Date: Nov 29 – Dec 25 | 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Entrance: Free
Location: Gotanda Fureai Waterside Square (streets along Meguro River), Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station: Gotanda Station
Website: www.minna-no-illumi.com