Japanese Festival "Sakura Week"

March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019

Schedule: 11am-3:30pm, March 23 & March 24
11am-3:30pm, March 30 & March 31, 2019
Venue: Japanese garden *To be held indoors in case of rain
Admission: Free of charge (some activities require charges)

Experience a Japanese style "matsuri" festival in the Japanese garden. Cultural performances such as "Oiran Dochu" (parade of the courtesan), "Tezuma" magic, and live calligraphy painting; and activities such as "Daruma" decorating and "Yuzen" dyeing will be available.

  • All stage events last for 30-40 minutes.
  • Events and activities are subject to change without notice.
  • Price includes tax.

"Oiran Dochu" (parade of the courtesan)

An elaborately dressed “Oiran” and her entourage will proceed through the Japanese garden.

Schedule: From noon & 3pm respectively, March 23 & March 24, 2019

"Daikagura" Jugglery

Daikagura is a form of Japanese entertainment that has traditionally been associated with various celebrations. Be fascinated with the performer's balancing techniques using a paper umbrella and other props.

Schedule: From noon & 2pm respectively, March 31, 2019

"Tezuma" (Japanese Magic)

A style of magic performed in Japan since the 18th century which is designated as an Intangible Cultural Property in our country.

Schedule: From noon & 2pm respectively, March 30, 2019

Live Calligraphy Painting

A new style of cultural entertainment in which a Japanese calligraphy artist will paint a 3-meter-wide scroll in just 20 minutes.

Schedule: From 3pm, March 30 & March 31, 2019

"Kamishibai" (Picture-card Show)

A type of street entertainment that was popular during the mid-20th century.

Schedule: From 2pm, March 23 & 24, & 1pm, March 30 & 31, 2019

Ninja Show

Dynamic action sequences will be performed on-stage. Afterwards, volunteers will be invited from the audience to try the choreographed sequences.

Schedule: From 1pm, March 23 & March 24, 2019

Koto Concert

Rejoice in spring exuberance with the festive sounds of the Koto harp.

Schedule: From 11am, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019

"Yuzen" Dyeing

Dye a handkerchief in the methods of traditional "Yuzen" textile. You can take home the finished handkerchief as a souvenir.

Schedule: 11:00am-3:30pm, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019
Price: ¥1,000 per person

"Daruma" Decorating

Daruma dolls are Japanese papier-mache figures that are regarded as a good luck charm. The different colors each have their meanings, such as red for general luck, black for protection from bad luck, green for good health, and so on. Decorate your own daruma to invite good luck for you and your loved ones!

Schedule: 11:00am-3:30pm, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019
Price: ¥1,000 per person

Kimono Dressing Experience

Get dressed in a kimono and enjoy a stroll through the Japanese garden in spring colors!

Schedule: 11:00am-3:30pm, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019
Price: ¥1,000 per person

Samurai Armor Experience

Try on the armor and helmet that the samurais wore in battle. You each get 30 minutes to roam the Japanese garden like a real samurai!

Schedule: 11:00am-3:30pm, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019
Price: ¥1,000 per person

Green Tea Service

Complimentary warm and chilled green tea is offered to guests in the Japanese garden.

Schedule: 11:00am-3:30pm, March 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2019

Exclusive Option for Hotel Guests: Rickshaw "Sakura" Tour

Hire a rickshaw and enjoy a cherry blossom tour in traditional and luxurious style. The 90-minute course that includes some of the most popular viewing spots in Tokyo is most recommended.

90-minute course (includes Chidorigafuchi area, Yasukuni Shrine, etc)
Available March 23-31, 2019
Hours: 10am-5pm
Price: ¥15,000 (New Otani Club members ¥10,000) for two persons

Reservations and Inquiries
Tel.03-3234-5678 (Room Reservations)


Tel.+81-3-3265-1111 (via operator)