A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Area museum and park’s winter holiday schedules 2007

For those who are staying in town…..

Tsukuba Expo Center
CLOSED from December 27(Thur) to January 3(Thur)
“Let’s make a Christmas ornament with glow-in-the-dark beads”
Dec.22, 23, 24 and 25 from 1PM to 3:30PM

Tsukuba Botanical Garden
CLOSED from December 28 (Fri) to January 4(Fri)

Ibaraki Nature Museum
CLOSED from December 28 (Fri) to January 1 (Tue)
“The 41st Exhibition – The 4th General Research: Nature of North-Western IBARAKI”
October 20(Sat) to January 14(Mon)

Aquaworld Ooarai
“Costume Contest”
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during Dec. 1 to 24
Those who come to the aquarium in full Santa Claus costumes will receive a gift at the entrance, and there will also be a costume contest.
“Christmas Nights”
Dec. 23 and 24
The aquarium will be open until 8PM and there will be some special events such as a concert and special dolphin shows.

Potiron no Mori
“Free admission days” – Dec. 22, 23 and 24
There will be a lot of events as always, and there will be fireworks display from 7:30pm on Dec.23 and 24. Admission will be free again on January 1.

Ushiku Daibutsu
“初詣(hatsu moude/ new year’s visit)” to the Ushiku Daibutsu
修正会(shoshoue/ Buddhist ritual) from Dec. 31, 11PM to Jan. 1, 2AM and Jan 1, 7AM to 4:30PM. Admissions will be free on Jan. 1, 2 and 3 (and possibly on Dec 31 as well. Please check). Traditional Japanese music performances by area groups, monkey shows, magic shows, calligraphy (performance?), and many more will take place during these 3 days.

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