Major music festival on tap in Nara this month
Musik Fest Nara 2013 will take place from June 14 through June 30 with concerts performed in various sites around the ancient capital, including temples, shrines, community halls and restaurants.
Admission to many of the concerts will be free, but there are some where a fee will be charged or reservations will be required.
For more information, go to www.naraken.com/musik/ (in Japanese) or call 0742-27-6751.
Traditional umbrellas at Tokugawaen Garden
The umbrellas are ready to be used for free between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from June 11 to 16, and for ¥100 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. from June 18 through July 15.
Admission to the garden is ¥300 for adults and college and high school students. The garden is closed Mondays except for national holidays.
It is located 10 minutes on foot from Ozone Station on the JR Chuo Line.
More information can be found atwww.tokugawaen.city.nagoya.jp/01_event/index.html (in Japanese) or by calling 052-935-8988.