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Events Information

New Year’s Naka Ward Fire Department Performance

The January dezome-shiki is the first event of the year for firefighting personnel.
This tradition started in the Edo Period, when most buildings were wooden construction, to pray for a year without fires and the safety of citizens.
Hands-on experiences and performances by volunteer firefighters.
Lots to see and do.
 Date: 1/6 (Sat.), 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

 Location: Around Yokohama IDEC


Honmoku Citizens' Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

The Wind Ensemble's Christmas present to you this year is music from Beauty and the Beast and other Disney classics as well as holiday tunes.

Date and time: Dec. 23 (nat'l holiday), 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Venue: Honmoku Community Center Gymnasium
(the venue is unheated; please dress in warm clothing)

Contact point: Honmoku Community Center (tel. 045-622-4501)


Candle Night in Honmoku Sancho Park & Negishi shinrin (Forest) Park

 Last year, the “Candle Night” held simultaneously at two was highly popular.
 Please come and enjoy the gentle flicker of the candles (so different from electric illumination) to the sound of music.
 Beverage such as hot wine and hot coffee will be available (for a fee).
Time: December 23 (public holiday) 17:00 to 19:00
 (Candle lighting at 17:30, Christmas concert 17:30 to 18:00)

 Place: In front of the Park Rest House

 Inquiries: Yokohama Negishi shinrin (Forest) Park, Tel: 641-9185
 Honmoku Sancho Park, Tel: 622-2766

Yokohama Western-style Buildings Candle Garden

Date and time: Dec. 23 (nat'l holiday), sunset to 7:30 p.m. (delayed in the event of poor weather)
Venue: Yamate Italian Garden (near JR Ishikawacho Stn.)
Contact point: administrative office (tel. 045-623-2957)


 Institution List

Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau

Sankeien(Japanese Graden)


Kanagawa Museum 

Training Ship NIPPON Maru

ICJC (The International Center for Japanese Culture)

Yokohama Nigiwai-za(Japanese cultural theater)

Yokohama Archives of History

Museum of Yokohama Urban History(Japanese)

Yokohama Museum of EurAsian Culture(Japanese)


Yamate Residence

Yokohama Marine Tower

JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency)