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Cherry tree forest near the Nishi-guchi (west) gate.
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Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅
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Chiba Castle as seen from Kencho-mae monorail station.
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Entrance to Inohana Park
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Koganei Park sakura
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View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池
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Path to Chiba Castle (visible on left)
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Huge trees shower you with cherry blossoms.
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Chiba Park approach
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Chiba Castle and paper lanterns
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Chiba Castle Sakura Matsuri lantern
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Chiba Castle tower
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Low branches are common
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Chiba Castle
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Pink weeping cherry blossoms
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Senzoku-Ike Pond and cherry blossoms.
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Noh stage and the cherry tree used as the barometer for Tokyo's cherry blossom blooming condition.
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White and pink weeping cherry blossoms
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Corners
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About 30 weeping cherry trees ring the pond's perimeter.
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Front view
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Path to other areas of the huge park.
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Chiba Park
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Tall one
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Another cherry tree forest near the center of the park.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige and Chiba Castle tower 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Entrance to the Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri festival site on Komatsu-bashi-dori near Asakusa, behind Sensoji temple. 小松橋通り
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The cherry blossoms lining Sotobori Moat also look stunning from the road, Sotobori-dori in front of Kagurazaka.
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Cherry blossoms along the Shakujii River, near Shin-Itabashi Station on the Mita subway line.
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Slope to Arakawa Shizen Koen Park from the Arakawa 2-chome streetcar station on the Tokyo Toden Arakawa Line.
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"Senzoku" means "wash feet." One legend says that Nichiren washed his feet in the pond.
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Cherry blossom pathUeno Park is one of Tokyo's major spots for cherry blossoms. Not very picturesque, but there are a lot of trees and people. The cherries at adjacent Shinobazu Pond are more picturesque.
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Reaching low
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige built in Dec. 2001 to commemorate Chiba city's 80th anniversary. 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Festival banner. The Ichiyo Sakura Festival is held in April along the main Komatsu-bashi-dori street lined with Ichiyo cherry blossoms. These photos were taken on April 14, 2007. 小松橋通り
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Weeping cherry
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People in a long line waiting to enter Canal Cafe to either dine or rent a rowboat.
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There are cherries on both sides of the river and a walking path on both sides.
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Cherry trees along the park's perimeter.
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The area with the cherry trees is called Sakurayama.
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Trees in full bloom
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Visitor's center entrance to the outdoor architectural museum.
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Vinyl tarps reserve picnic areas for flower-viewing parties at night.
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Most of the weeping cherries are planted along the pond's edge.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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The festival lasts all day long, from morning until late afternoon. Incudes a flea market. 小松橋通り
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Weeping cherry next to the water park.
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Canal Cafe is right below the cherries. But notice empty tables despite the long line.
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Entrance to one walking path with a poem monument.
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Cherry trees along the streetcar tracks.
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Cherry blossom promenade
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Chiba Park weeping cherries
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Stone wall at entrance
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Stage entertainment held on one end of the street. 街角ステージ
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Weeping cherries
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Empty rowboats too.
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Cherry blossoms near JR Sugamo Station
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Bentenjima, a small peninsula connected by a bridge.
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Hanami
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Boats for rent
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Steps to front entrance
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Cherry trees along the Sotobori Moat. Formerly a moat of Edo Castle, this canal stretching from Iidabashi Station to Ichigaya Station along the Chuo Line.
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Ichiyo sakura cherry blossom trees line the street where the Oiran Dochu procession will proceed. 一葉桜
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Swan boats on Shakujii Pond. 石神井公園
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The pond is also depicted in woodblock prints such as by Hiroshige.
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Flower-viewing parties can in the daytime or nighttime
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Deck
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Close-up of Ichiyo sakura cherry blossoms. "Ichiyo" means "one leaf." You can see that the flower actually has a small green leaf inside. 一葉桜
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Cherry tree shadow
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Great day for flower-viewing
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Castle tower
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Dancers under the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo
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At the starting point of the procession, the oiran gets ready to wear her high and heavy wooden clogs.
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Hitsujiyama Park with weeping cherry blossoms and Mt. Bukosan. 羊山公園
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River wall
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Low-rider cherries
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Roof tiles with the Chiba clan's crest
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Rock musicians
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The star and main focus of the festival and procession, the oiran or tayu courtesan.
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Hitsujiyama Park with weeping cherry blossoms
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Shakujii Pond 石神井池
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Rowboats and low-hanging cherries.
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Shakujii River sprinkled with fallen petals.
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Typical Somei-Yoshino cluster of cherry blossoms
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The castle tower is built on an anti-earthquake foundation.
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Head of the Edo-Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu procession which started at 1:30 pm. 江戸吉原おいらん道中
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Hitsujiyama Park and Mt. Bukosan.
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The end of the moat is also a good viewpoint.
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Pleasant walking path.
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Cherry blossom curtain
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Children's playground
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Exhibits inside the castle, a folk and history museum for the Chiba clan and Chiba city.
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Reserved flower-viewing spacePeople come early in the morning and stake out a prime picnicking space for their company or group to gather later in the day or in the evening.
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Top floor of castle
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The procession is headed by tekomai geisha who sing.
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The end of the moat is also a good viewpoint.
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This was a weekday.
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Little Mermaid
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Entrance to the road leading to the Cherry Dance theater (Gion Kobu Kaburenjo) in the Gion district. The sign says "Miyako Odori."
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Reserving flower-viewing spacePeople come early in the morning and stake out a prime picnicking space for their company or group to gather later in the day or in the evening.
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Balcony on top floor
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Baton holder
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How it looks from the end of the moat.
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Sakurayama with hanami pinickers.
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Beautiful day
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Unfortunately, the mesh fence ruins the view and picture-taking.
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More signposts reading "Miyako Odori." "Miyako" means capital (Kyoto was once Japan's capital city), and "Odori" means dance.
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The kamuro attendants precede the oiran.
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How it looks from the end of the moat.
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A few bridges cross the river.
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Reserved flower-viewing space for the evening.People come early in the morning and stake out a prime picnicking space for their company or group to gather later in the day or in the evening.
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The red fence is so low that anyone can fall over.
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"Miyako Odori" sign post. Performed for over a century, the dance makes April a very special time in Kyoto. It helps to hone the dance and musical skills of the geiko and maiko who diligently practice for this annual dance.
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Oiran. Her wig and geta clogs weigh the same (about 7 kg or 15 pounds each) to keep her head and feet balanced. Her whole outfit weighs about 60 pounds (27 kg). That's why she needs his shoulder for support as she walks. 花魁
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Hanami at Senzoku-Ike
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Tree branches sprawled all over the blue sky.
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Asukayama Monument
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Chiba Park
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View of park grounds
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A large crowd line the narrow street.
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Weeping cherry tree
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The moat is parallel to the Chuo Line. View from Shin-Mitsuke Bridge. 新見附橋
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This is where the path around the lake ends.
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Trash
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Cherry blossom veil
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Cherries all over the park
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"Miyako Odori" poster in English.
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Toward the Tokyo National Museum
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View of park grounds
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"Miyako Odori" poster and paper lantern.
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Oiran Dochu procession, Ichiyo Sakura Festuval, Tokyo
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Weeping cherry tree, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo. 枝垂桜
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Sobu Line passes through.
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Haiku poems solicited from the public are also displayed along the riverside.
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Monorail track
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Sobu Line passes through.
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Tokyo National Museum
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Through the mesh
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Also see my video at YouTube.
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This weeping cherry tree is about 60 years old.
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Toward Chiba Port
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PR posters and paper lanterns for the Miyako Odori are everywhere.
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花魁道中
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Weeping cherry tree, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo.
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Chuo Line passes through. 中央線
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Cherry trees
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Ichiriki, a famous geisha tea house.
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Oiran Dochu procession, Ichiyo Sakura Festuval, Tokyo. Her obi sash is tied in the front in a knot called manaita-musubi.
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Weeping cherry tree, Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo. Called "Shidare-sakura" in Japanese meaning cherry tree with drooping branches.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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Stone lantern
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Cherry blossoms and tennis courts.
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Maiko and geisha can often be seen in Gion.
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Unlike normal kimono, she wears the obi sashi in the front instead of the back. This is so that she can show off her beautiful obi which would otherwise be covered by the uchikake outer garment.
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With Tokyo Dome looming above, Koishikawa Korakuen is another famous Edo-Period Japanese garden originally built by Lord Yorifusa of the Mito Tokugawa Clan in 1629 as part of his Edo estate.The garden was completed under Lord Mitsukuni, the second lord of the Mito clan.
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Photographers who love trains and cherries flock here.
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Bicycling road for kids renting bicycles, go-karts, etc., for free.
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Cherry blossom ceiling
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Gate to Kobu Kaburenjo Theater. Four shows daily in April, lasting about 1 hour (too short). Ticket prices range from 1900 yen to 4300 yen.
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