Editors' pick

Sakura Matsuri Street Festival


Editorial Review

Get a taste of contemporary Japanese culture and see performances on multiple stages. Look for sumo, judo and karate in the martial arts area and traditional and contemporary dance and music on other stages.

The Taste of Japan features area restaurants offering Japanese specialties.

The Ginza marketplace recreates Japan's most famous shopping area. Highlights in the past have included the Japanese candy store and Arise Gallery, which offers Japanese goods ranging from kimonos to rare dolls. The traditional arts and crafts area includes origami, doll making, calligraphy and storytelling demonstrations.

The "J-Pop" section, which began in 2006, features anime, live performances by Japanese pop groups.

The special Children's Corner features storytelling, origami and games.