Kanagawa events, Yokohama, Kanagawa nightlife

The 6 best exciting events in Yokohama – in October 2017 (w/Photos)

Yokohama is close to the center of Tokyo and easily accessible from there. The ocean is close, and the cityscape with a feeling of opening is recommended for sightseeing. This time, we picked up 6 events to be held in Yokohama. Yokohama has various events such as sports events that you can participate, contemporary art events, cultural experiences and nature experiences events. Why do not you enjoy sightseeing and some events in Yokohama?

Sports Event

YOKOHAMA MARATHON 2017

Source:https://hamakore.yokohama/yokohamamarathon-2017-entry-info/

A marathon race will be held that allows you to enjoy the race with a refresh breeze in the Yokohama Bay Area.

In 2017, 3,000 runners are added, and total 28,000 runners run through Yokohama in autumn. One of the features of this race is a part of the course is on the Capital highway. There are 4 types of races: full marathon (42.195 km), 1/7 full marathon (6.0278 km), 1/7 full marathon (wheel chair), 2 km (wheelchair).

There are some sightseeing spots such as Red Brick Warehouses and Chinatown near the main venue, so runners and audience can enjoy a stroll in the port town after the race.

Entry has already closed, but viewing is free.

It would be nice to join as an audience while walking around sightseeing spots,

Also, at each water supply station, the support performance will be held with the concept of “cheer up runners”, so it may be fun to watch it.

Although there are traffic restrictions on the day, you will see Yokohama which is different from the usual one.

Let’s meet in Yokohama with a day of energetic inspiration.

Schedule

October 29th, 2017

Start time;

Full marathon, 1/7 of Full marathon; 8:30am

1/7 of Full marathon – wheelchair -; 8:20am

2km – wheelchair -; 9:40am

Access & Address

3 minutes on foot from Minato-Mirai Station on Minato-Mirai Line

About 12 minutes on foot using the moving walkway from Sakuragi-cho Station on JR Negishi Line or Yokohama Municipal Subway

1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.458725 latitude: 139.635722

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Open to watch

Entry already ended

Official Website

http://www.yokohamamarathon.jp/2017/

Contemporary Art Event

YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2017 – Islands, Constellations & Galapagos –

Source:http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/2017/

“Yokohama Triennale” is an international exhibition of contemporary art that is held in Yokohama City every three years. The sixth “Yokohama Triennale 2017” will be held this year.

The title “Island, Constellation, and Galapagos” is also a keyword used in various ways of understanding such as isolation, connectivity, imagination, indicators, identity and diversity.

What kind of possibilities can be developed by human courage, imagination and creativity in a complex era in which the future is invisible? Thinking with many people, it is aimed to disseminate new perspectives from Yokohama, the place of opening country and opening ports.

Various workshops will be opened as well. In October, Kinoshita Susumu pencil drawing workshop will be held.

The main venue is Yokohama Museum of Art. The other venues are Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1 and Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall basement. It is an opportunity to touch contemporary art in Japan together with sightseeing in Yokohama.

Why do not you visit on this occasion once in three years? Your sensibility may be polished.

Schedule

August 4th – November 5th , 2017

10:00am – 6:00pm   *Admission by 5:30pm

October 27th, 28th, 29th, November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2017

10:00am – 8:30pm    *Admission by 8:00pm

Second and Fourth Thursday of every month closed

Access & Address

About 10 minutes on foot from Sakuragi-cho Station on JR Keihin-Tohoku Line or Negishi Line

About 5 minutes on foot from Minato-Mirai Station on Minato-Mirai Line

About 10 minutes on foot from Sakuragi-cho Station on Blue Line of Yokohama Municipal Subway

Venue; Yokohama Museum of ART, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall – Basement -, and so on

Yokohama Museum of ART

3-4-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.457223 latitude: 139.630459

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Walk-up ticket (Ticket in advance)

Adult; 1,800 Yen (1,500 Yen)

College students; 1,200 Yen (900 Yen)

High school student; 800 Yen (500 Yen)

Under Junior high school student; Free

Reservation; No Needed

Official Website

http://www.yokohamatriennale.jp/2017/

NIGHT WONDER AQUARIUM 2017 – Starry Sky Aquarium –

Source:http://www.enosui.com/evententry.php

Enoshima Aquarium (called Enosui) holds a special event from 5 pm called “Night Wonder Aquarium” every year since 2014. In the fourth year, 2017, the theme is “Starry Sky Aquarium.” The mysterious night ocean is depicted more gorgeously, more dramatically. The story of a mysterious starry night by the sky full of stars falling in the sea and the sparkling fish is waiting for you

Fantastic video that transforms “Enosui” into outer space and beautiful original music like gathering stars and knitting them invites spectators to an unknown exciting experience.

“Night wonder aquarium” is a special event from 5 pm, so it’s nice to be able to enjoy it with only entrance fee.

The site of Enoshima Aquarium is in a great location with Mt. Fuji in the west, Sagami Bay in the front and scenic spot · Enoshima. It is a popular sightseeing spot regardless of generations as an edutainment type aquarium that we can learn while playing, as well as observing living things and specimens. There are also many attractive areas such as “Sagami Bay Large Tank” where the hordes of 8,000 sardines swim swaying and “Jellyfish Fantasy Hall”, show stadium where dolphins, whales and sea lions compete, beach experiential learning hall and so on.

It is likely to be able to enjoy the expression of the aquarium different from the daytime by the event.

Schedule

July 15th – December 25th, 2017

Business hours

October 1st – November 23rd; 17:00 – 19:00

November 24th – December 22nd; 17:00 – 19:00

December 23rd – 25th; 17:00 – 20:00

October 21st closed

Access & Address

Near Katase-Enoshima Station

Near Enoshima Station

Near Shonan-Enoshima Station

2-19-1, Katase-Kaigan, Fujisawa-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.309531 latitude: 139.479973

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Adult; 2,100 Yen

High school student; 1,500 Yen

Elementary or Junior high school student; 1,000 Yen

Over 3 years old; 600 Yen

”NIGHT WONDER AQUARIUM 2017” is the special event which starts from 5pm, and you can enter with only the entrance fee.

Official Website

http://www.enosui.com/nwa/

NFD 50th anniversary “JAPAN FLOWER DESIGN AWARD 2017”

Source:http://magcul.net/event/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E3%83%95%E3%83%A9%E3%83%AF%E3%83%BC%E3%83%87%E3%82%B6%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E5%A4%A7%E8%B3%9E2017/

Japan Flower Designers Association (NFD) was founded in 1967 and approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 1969. In 2010, it was certified as only Public Interest Incorporated Association of the flower designer organization from the Cabinet Office. Their purpose is to promote and disseminate flower design and to contribute to the improvement of Japanese life culture. They also certify and register the flower design qualifications.

Japan Flower Designers Association will celebrate its 50th year this year. “Japan Flower Design Award 2017” is the event to decide the best flower designer in Japan with the theme of “Hyakka-Ryoran”.

At the venue, gorgeous works with flowers blooming are displayed, and you can spend the healing time by flowers and plants.

On the 1st of October, “13th NFD National High School Flower Design Contest” will be held inside the hall.

Schedule

September 30th – October 1st, 2017 10:00am – 8:00pm

Access & Address

3 minute on foot from Minato-Mirai Station on Minato-Mirai Line

About 12 minutes on foot using the moving walkway from Sakuragi-cho Station on JR Negishi Line or Yokohama Municipal Subway

Pacifico Yokohama

1-1-1, Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.458725 latitude: 139.635722

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Free

Reservation; No Needed

Official Website

http://www.nfd.or.jp/division/jfd-award2017

An event that enjoy nature

Kurihama flower park “Cosmos Festival”

Source:https://www.cocoyoko.net/event/cosmos-fes.html

Kurihama flower park is a city park in Yokosuka city and holds Poppy and Cosmos Festival every season.

In the park, there are various facilities including herb garden, park golf course, archery field and so on.

It has Perry Park which displays historical materials of Perry’s flight as well.

Cosmos Festival will be held in Kurihama flower park in Autumn.

One million cosmos blooming in the cosmos garden have various varieties.

In mid-October, they create a beautiful landscape.

During Cosmos Festival, various events are also held such as performance show, photograph contest and “Senryu” contest.

On October 30th, you can join ‘free flower picking’ and pick flowers as you want.

You should be able to spend a peaceful time surrounded by flowers, nature and wind.

The park has two restaurants with the wonderful ocean view. At the garden restaurant “ROSMARINUS”, you can enjoy dishes using various herbs. At “Tenku BBQ”, you can taste the delicious seafood BBQ. Enjoy flowers and meals altogether!

Schedule

September 9th – October 29th, 2017

10:00 – 17:00

Access & Address

About 15 minutes on foot from JR Kurihama Station or Keikyu-Kurihama Station

Kurihama flower park

1, Shinmeicho, Yokosuka-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.220564 latitude: 139.704867

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Free

Flower Train; Adult 200 Yen, Kid 100 Yen

Air-rifle; 250 Yen per hour

Archery; 250 Yen per hour

Park golf; Adult 500 Yen, Elementary or Junior high school student 200 Yen

Reservation; No Needed

Official Website

https://www.cocoyoko.net/event/cosmos-fes.html

Event to experience the traditional culture and know the history

The 500th-year memorial ”LEONARDO DA VINCI” Exhibition– Dream for the future created by his genius “Hand” –

Source:https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/common/museum/archives/17/leonardo_da_vinci/index.html

In 2019, it is 500 years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci.

500th-year memorial ”Leonardo da Vinci” Exhibition are held in Sogo museum.

Although Da Vinci left not only famous paintings like Mona Lisa and Last Supper, but huge handwritten memos.

Their contents are inculiding mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, astronomy, geometry, architecture, anatomy and so on.

With the cooperation of Studio in Florence “Artisans of Florence” which produced a model based on the latest research results of Da Vinci’s manuscript, about 60 large models invented by Da Vinci will be exhibited this time: one of the most famous inventions “spring-loaded car”, “Glider”, “Air screw”, “Robot drummer” and so on.

Not only the models but also Da Vinci’s memo which are the source of the models are interesting.

Through exhibited works, you can experience Da Vinci ‘s observability, imagination and realization power.

In addition, photograph shooting is also possible at the venue. It seems fun to take photos with a large model invented by Da Vinci.

Let’s feel genius Leonardo da Vinci’s talent.

Schedule

August 2nd – October 15th

10:00am – 8:00pm   * Admission by 30 minutes before the closing time

Access & Address

3 minutes on foot from Exit Higashi at JR Yokohama Station

6th Floor, SOGO Yokohama

2-18-1, Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa Pre.

longitude: 35.465625 latitude: 139.624948

Entrance Fee & Reservation

Adult; 1,500 Yen

College or High school student; 800 Yen

Under Junior high school student; Free

Official Website

https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/common/museum/archives/17/leonardo_da_vinci/index.html

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.