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2019/07/12 TIA Mobile Information Service
■Utsunomiya Flea Market (Utsunomiya Nomi-No-Ichi)
There will be many unique shops that sell antiques and props as well as cafes and restaurants gathering in front of Futaarayama Shrine.
Date & Time: 14/Jul/2019 (Sun) 10AM-5PM
Location: Bamba Hiroba (Square) (Address: 1-1 Baba Dori, Utsunomiya-Shi)
Transportation: (Train / Bus) Get on Kanto Bus from Tobu Utsunomiya Station and gett off at “Baba Dori” bus stop, and it’s 1 minute walk from the bus stop.
Contact: Utsunomiya Nomi-No-Ichi Planning Committee (TEL: 090-1400-3027)
■ Ujiie Commerce and Industry Festival 2019 (Ujiie Shoko Matsuri 2019)
Main street (Odori) of Sakura-Shi will be vehicle-free, and carrying of portable shrine, Japanese traditional dance (called “Awa Odori”), and Japanese traditional festival music (called “Ohayashi”) will be held. You can also participate in Udon noodle making tournament.
Date & Time: 20/Jul/2019 – 21/Jul/2019 4PM-9PM
Location: Center of main shopping street in Ujiie area of Sakura-Shi or Honcho Parking Area (Address: 2677 Ujiie, Sakura-Shi)
Transportation: (Train) 5 minute walk from JR Ujiie Station
Contact: Ujiie Shoko Matsuri Planning Committee (TEL: 028-682-2019)
■ The 51st Ryuo Festival (Ryuo Sai)
This is a festival which will take place in the streets of Kinugawa / Kawaji Onsen (hot springs). There will be various events like Manto Mikoshi (carrying of portable shrine with Japanese Lanterns) and performance of local entertainment. On the last day of the festival, there will be a fireworks event in Kinugawa Onsen and Kawaji Onsen. There will also be Ryuo Taiko (drumming) performance at Ryuokyo Canyon.
Date & Time: 26/Jul/2019 (Fri) 11AM-11:50AM (Ryuokyo Canyon)
26 & 27/Jul/2019 (Fri) 6PM-10PM (Kinugawa Onsen)
26 & 27/Jul/2019 (Fri) 7PM-10PM (Kawaji Onsen)
Location: Kinugawa Onsen (Address: Ohara, Kinugawa Onsen, Nikko-Shi), Kawaji Onsen (Address: Kawaji, Kawaji Onsen, Nikko-Shi), Ryuokyo (Address: 1357 Fujiwara, Nikko-Shi)
Transportation: Ryuokyo Canyon – Approximately 10 min. walk from Ryuokyo Station of Yagan Railway Aizu-Kinugawa Line.
Kinugawa Onsen – Approximately 20 min. walk from Kinugawa Onsen Station or Kinugawa Koen Station of Tobu Kinugawa Line.
Kawaji Onsen – Approximately 20 min. walk from Kawaji-Yumoto Station of Yagan Railway Aizu-Kinugawa Line.
Contact: Nikko City Tourism Association (TEL: 0288-22-1525)
■ Education counseling service for foreigners will be provided
For those who do not understand the educational system in Japan, counseling services regarding foreigners’ education problems will be provided.
Counseling Date & Time: 1st Friday of each month until September 1PM-4PM (by appointment only)
Location: Tochigi International Association (TIA) Center (Address: 9-14 Honcho, Utsunomiya-Shi)
Language: Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese
Contact / Appointment: Utsunomiya University International Studies Department, Center for the Multicultural Public Sphere (TEL: 028-649-5228)