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Odaiba Decks Tokyo Beach Showcases Grand Fireworks Events Provide Hands-on Experience in Japanese Culture

July 26, 2014 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Odaiba, a 15-minute car ride from Haneda Airport in Tokyo, has become an enormously popular destination among foreign tourists to Japan.

Rembrandt-HotelOf all Odaiba attractions, Decks Tokyo Beach, a huge commercial complex, stands out as the best sightseeing spot, commanding a great view of Tokyo Bay. On Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, visitors to Decks Tokyo Beach will be treated to Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival, a traditional Tokyo-style fireworks display, that will light up the summer skyline of the Tokyo Bay area, including Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.

Moreover, Decks Tokyo Beach is a unique commercial complex combining amusement facilities, theme-based restaurants and fashion outlets. Its amusement facilities include Tokyo Joypolis, one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Japan; Madame Tussauds Tokyo with over 60 life-size wax figures of the world’s celebrities; LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tokyo with more than 3 million pieces of LEGO (R) block; and Daiba 1-chome Retro Shopping Mall reminiscent of the Japanese capital when it hosted the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. People of all generations can really enjoy Decks Tokyo Beach.

And this summer, Daiba 1-chome Retro Shopping Mall will hold various events for foreign visitors to enjoy their stay here. Here is a list of major attractive events for foreign visitors.

– Watching Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks Festival from Decks Tokyo Beach
About 12,000 fireworks will illuminate the night sky over Tokyo Bay.
Date: 18:50-20:10 on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 (to be canceled in case of bad weather)

– Events at Daiba 1-chome Retro Shopping Mall

— Beigoma lesson
Beigoma is a game in which players bump their beigoma (made of cast metal) spinning tops together. Participants can borrow beigoma for free of charge. The winners of the Beigoma Championship will receive special gifts.
Date: 12:00-17:00, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

— 2 Days of Kami-shibai (picture-card show)
Kami-shibai is a street show popular among children with a storyteller telling stories with picture cards. Foreign tourists even with limited knowledge of the Japanese language can thoroughly enjoy it.

(1) Traditional picture-card shows
A 35-year veteran of picture-card shows will narrate Japanese folklore.
Date: from 14:00/from 16:00, Saturday, July 26, 2014

(2) New genre of picture-card shows
An avant-garde picture-card show showcasing traditional picture-card shows.
Date: from 14:00/from 16:00, Sunday, July 27, 2014

— Daiba 1-chome Variety Hall
Young entertainers will introduce foreign visitors to “Owarai,” a popular form of Japanese entertainment. Comedy duos will entertain you with fast-paced stand-up comedies.
Date: from 14:00/from 16:00 on Saturday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

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