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3 Fun Ways To Enjoy The Rainy Season In Japan

Experience Dazzling Beauty of Ajisai Flowers


Besides being a popular cherry blossom viewing spot, The Expo Commemoration Park is enveloped in greenery and other seasonal flowers throughout the year such as plum blossom, tulip, cosmos, etc., and June is a time for “Ajisai” come into bloom, brighten up the city. Visitors will get to see 30 species of the beautiful Ajisai, over 4,000 plants in Ajisai Forest area (Ajisai no Mori) on this June 123 at The Expo Commemoration Park (Banpaku Kinen Koen)

Furthermore, “Hotaru no Yube” or Fireflies Night will take place on this May 25 – June 9 at Japanese garden area (Nihon Teien) for visitors to enjoy the beautiful sparkling lights of fireflies with authentic Japanese-style garden as a background. There might be a chance to see up to 300 fireflies this year, do not miss an opportunity to experience it with your own eyes!

The Expo Commemoration Park entrance costs ¥250 for adults, ¥70 for elementary-middle school students and is open from 9.30 – 17.00 (last entrance at 16.30) on this special period of time from May 25 – June 9 the park will be open until 21.30 (last entrance at 21.00) You can easily access to EXPOCITY mall and The Expo Commemoration Park which located next to each other by Osaka monorail, at Banpaku Kinen Koen station.

Colourful Umbrellas Art Installation at #JAZZ KASA 2019


One of Japan’s largest outlet malls, MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA, Mie province, welcome this upcoming raining season with art installation”#JAZZ KASA 2019″, a colorful canopy of open umbrellas floating above 3 walkways including South Area, Parkside area, and Main Entrance from this April 26 – June 30.

This #JAZZ KASA 2019 takes inspiration from Umbrella Sky Project in Portugal which featured a multicolored canopy of open umbrellas floating mid-air, brought a shower of color over the city streets in Portuguese city’s Annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. Became a popular spot for selfies, photos, and videos as sunlight illuminates, creates an impactful vibrant burst of vivid shades throughout the day. In this special period of time, MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA set up 300 colorful umbrellas as decoration, represent the number of stores within the outlet. Visitor can shop for varieties of products such as fashion, sport, appliance, accessories and take a picture with this stunning art installation background.

You could easily access to MITSUI OUTLET PARK JAZZ DREAM NAGASHIMA by JR or Kintetsu railway, drop at Kuwana station then take a 20-minute ride bus to the outlet.

Amusement Park Ticket Value Deal!


Keio Corporation, a private railway operator is now selling value pack ticket which saves up to 50% off especially for foreign tourists including unlimited ride 1-day ticket for Keio Line and Inokashira Line with Yomiuri Land entrance and 3 rides tickets.

Furthermore, tourists will get special privileges as ¥500 voucher for shopping or dining at MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAMA MINAMI OSAWA including special coupon from Tokyo-Meatrea, a large-sized restaurant in front of Minami-Osawa station which serves hot pan menu and varieties of mouthwatering meat dishes where you can use the coupon to add toppings for free.

Apart from this ticket value pack, there is also a ticket pack for beautiful scenery, splendid nature destination Mountain Takao where you can relax, refresh and re-energize at onsen, a hot spring bath house. These ticket value packs are now on sale, you can purchase the ticket at sales counter shops (oversea branches) or purchase online at https://www.keio.co.jp/mttakao1daytrip/ or purchase at Keio tourist service (Central Honshu Information Plaza in Keio Shinjuku) located close to Shinjuku station if you’re in Japan. These ticket packs cost ¥2,520 for adults over 18, ¥2,220 for children age 12-17, and ¥1,660 for children age 11-16.

To access MITSUI OUTLET PARK TAMA MINAMI OSAWA, take Keiko Line railway, drop at Minami-Osawa station then walk 2 minutes to the outlet.

For further information about the mall, please visit https://mitsuishoppingpark.com/lalaport/expocity/enand https://www.expo70park.jp/languages/english/