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Visit Korea #5: Yeongdong Dried Persimmons Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #5: Yeongdong Dried Persimmons Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Period: 12.19.2008 ~ 12.21.2008 Location: Nangye Hall of Korean Classical Music, Youth Center districts Telephone: Korea Travel Phone +82-43-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Homepage: english.yd21.go.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) Transportation * From Seoul(Gyeongbu Express Highway) : Yeongdong IC (Yeongdong direction) 11km (approx. 2 hrs and 30 min) * From Busan(Gyeongbu Express Highway ) : Yeongdong […]

Visit Japan #4: Gishi-sai (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Visit Japan #4: Gishi-sai (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Dates: December 13th & 14th Places: Sengakuji Temple City:2-11-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo The Gishi-sai is a festival held at Sengakuji Temple, honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh. It is also known as Akoh Gishi-sai. “The Forty-Seven Loyal Retainers in Akoh” is a drama based on an incident which actually took place in 1703 when […]

Visit Korea #4: Temple Stay (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #4: Temple Stay (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

A Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism better. Temple stays offer various kinds of practicing methods such as Yebul (ceremonial service involving chanting), Chamseon (Zen meditation), Dado (tea ceremony) and Baru Gongyang (communal Buddhist meal service). Participants can find their ‘true self’ amongst the harmony of nature while […]

Visit Korea #3: Yongpyong Resort (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #3: Yongpyong Resort (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Yongpyong Resort has the most slopes out of all the resorts in Korea, but it is also extremely famous as a film location. This was where the popular drama Winter Sonata was filmed, and you can still find mementoes of the drama at the resort. Yongpyong resort has also hosted an international ski championship, due […]

Visit Japan #3: Chichibu Yomatsuri (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Visit Japan #3: Chichibu Yomatsuri (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Dates: December 2nd and 3rd Venue: Chichibu Shrine (City:1-1, Banba-machi, Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture) Chichibu Yomatsuri is a festival of Chichibu Shrine which has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is one of Japan’s three greatest hikiyama (float) festivals, together with the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto (July 1st-31st) and the Takayama Matsuri of […]

Visit Japan #2: Yokohama Triennale 2008 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Visit Japan #2: Yokohama Triennale 2008 (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Title: YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2008 YOKOHAMA 2008 (International Triennale of Contemporary Art) Duration: 13 September – 30 November 2008 (79 days / Open Every Day) Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (entrance until 17:00) Venue: Central and Waterfront Sites in Yokohama The Yokohama Triennale series of international exhibitions of contemporary art, first held in 2001, make its […]

Visit Korea #2: 2008 International Migratory Bird Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #2: 2008 International Migratory Bird Festival (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Period: 19.11.2008 ~ 23.11.2008 (Opening ceremony will be held on Wendseday November 19 at 11:00 a.m.) Address: Jeollabuk-do Gunsan-si Seongsan-myeon 411-1 Location: Gunsan-si (Geumgang Migratory Bird Observatory and Geumgang lake) Performance Times Transportation: To get here, take a train to Gunsan Station, then take a taxi for about 2 kilometers to the Geumgang Migratory Bird […]

Visit Korea #1: Choenamdan Moseulpo (Southernmost) Yellowtail (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Visit Korea #1: Choenamdan Moseulpo (Southernmost) Yellowtail (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Date: 11.11.2008 ~ 16.11.2008 Venue: Jeju-do Namjeju-gun Daejeong-eup Maseulpo Port Transportation: To get there, take a taxi to Moseulpo Port from Jeju International Airport. It takes approximately 50 minutes. Interpreter guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese languages are available at the venue. Held for the 8th time in 2008, the Choenamdan Moseulpo Yellowtail Festival celebrates […]

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