Take the NYC subway to Japan tomorrow through Saturday to enjoy all things Japanese in Grand Central Terminal, including FREE tastings, cultural performances and the chance to win a free vacation in Japan.
This is the fifth annual Japan Week event at GCT, with FREE exhibits and tastings, demonstrations of traditional folk art and more. Click here for the list of exhibitors, daily schedule of events and link to the free vacation sweepstakes. You can enter the sweepstakes without visiting Japan Week exhibits in GCT.
Japan Week, really just three days, is in Vanderbilt Hall. Last year, the Japan Week event welcomed more than 400,000 visitors and reached over 80 million people via television, Internet, and social media, making it the largest Japanese tourism event in the U.S. Now, Japan Week 2016 puts the spotlight on the culture, food, and technology of Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku.
From world-famous ski resorts and pictures quenational parks to traditional cuisine, festivals, and seafood, Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku are home to hidden regional gems that even seasoned travelers miss.
You’ll also get a sneak peak at the brand-new Hokkaido Shinkansen, linking Hokkaido with the northernmost part of the mainland via high-speed rail for the first time ever, is scheduled to open this month. Travelers will be able to take a bullet train directly from Tokyo to see all of the natural and man-made wonders of northern Japan.
Japan Week features foods and confectionaries straight from Hokkaido and Northern Tohoku, over 30 diverse businesses in both New York City and Japan, local Japanese governments, and a conveyor belt sushi restaurant right in Grand Central Terminal.