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Friday, 3rd June 2011
In Events In Japan, Japan Entertainment News,

Yokohama port marks 152-year anniversary

A local festival will celebrate 152 years of Yokohama's port this weekend, including music, dancing and local food.

Travellers lucky enough to be in the region on June 4th or 5th can catch the Yokohama Centraltown Festival, which will offer a massive variety of performances sprawling across five zones, Japan Times reports.

From Bashamichi Station to the Motomachi shopping district, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of live music concerts.

Highlights include the main-stage area in the Yamashita Park zone, which will host 45 groups as part of Hamakoi Dance.

Alternatively, you can head to the food corner and get a taste of the Tohoku region, with a portion of the proceeds going towards earthquake-relief efforts.

Other cultural events taking place in Japan this weekend include the Metropolitan Opera's performances in Nagoya of La Boheme on Saturday (June 4th) and Don Carlo on Sunday (June 5th).

The shows will then move to Tokyo on June 8th and tickets are still available with prices starting at 24,000 yen (£183).

Written by Kimberley Homer

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