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Sakura Fes Nihonbashi

An OFF TO MEET-themed spring event

By Sherilyn Siy    - 2 min read
When: Mid Mar - Early Apr 2022

Sakura Fes Nihonbashi is a spring event from March 15 to April 5, 2020 hosted in the Nihonbashi, Yaesu, and Kyobashi areas featuring artwork and special menus that can only be experienced in the "here and now," thus the theme OFF TO MEET.

Now on its seventh year, this festival's highlight will be the weekend of March 28-29, a 2-day special event in which participants are encouraged to join "Offline Nihonbashi" and switch off their digital devices in order to be fully present. There will be a book market, live concerts, and a food market with special menus only available this weekend. At the Fukutoku Shrine near the COREDO complex 10,000 sacoche bags capable of blocking smartphone connections will be distributed free.

From March 16 to 31, visitors to the COREDO complex can enjoy an installation with 100,000 LED lights called the Tree of Life, and an installation of words reminiscent of weeping cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze and music evoking conversations of people in the neighborhood.

From March 15 to April 5, participating stores in the Nihonbashi area will be dishing up limited edition sakura-themed dishes. Those who order one of these special dishes will receive an original novelty gift while supplies last. At night, the neighborhood's buildings and cherry trees will be bathed in pink light creating a dreamy landscape.

The offical event webpage will be live with the most updated information from February 27.

Getting there

The main events are largely around the COREDO complex and the nearest station is Mitsukoshimae Station served by the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Hanzomon Lines.

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Sherilyn Siy

Sherilyn Siy @sherilyn.siy

For Sherilyn Siy, Asia is home. Born in Hong Kong, Sherilyn spent time in the Philippines, China, and now lives in Japan. She speaks English, Filipino, Chinese (or putonghua), and Hokkien, her family's local dialect. Running is one of her favorite ways to explore Japan. She proudly finished the 2015 Tokyo Marathon -- her first ever full marathon -- in 4 hours and 37 minutes. She was absolutely psyched when she got selected again to run the new Tokyo Marathon route in 2018. She hopes to complete other races in Japan. 

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Sleiman Azizi a year ago
That is such a good idea. Switch off your devices... !
Sherilyn Siy Author a year ago
Yes, I love the idea too and we try to have sacred offline periods at home.
Kim a year ago
This is stunning, and the sweets look incredible!