Early mornings could still be chilly, but in general, as the day goes by, low temperatures start to go higher, which make it more comfortable for us because spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner.
One of the most celebrated events during spring is Easter. Unlike other celebrations, Easter does not fall on a specific date every year as most holidays do. It is very popular among kids as they look forward to seeing bunnies and their favorite Easter egg hunting being celebrated in a very unique way.
Significance of egg during Easter
Egg symbolizes new life or rebirth. For Catholics, the Easter egg symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the painted eggs represent Christ’s sufferings on the cross.
In Japan, Easter is like Christmas day in spring. It is celebrated with a family gathering with children being the main participants and the Easter egg being the main star. At home, Easter eggs are hidden in the garden and the children search for them on Easter morning (Egg Hunt).
As Easter is a big thing in Japan, they have different places to go and watch Easter events:
Tokyo Disney Resort – Will celebrate spring with special programs. This year special spring event “Disney’s Easter” will going to present in both park the Tokyo Disneyland & Tokyo DisneySea, for the first time in two years, giving the guest the most opportunities to enjoy the colorful spring time season at Tokyo Disney Resort.
Where: Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 1-1
When: April 4 (Tue) -June 14 (Wed) 2017
How to get there: JR Keiyo Line, Musashino Line foreshore Station South exit
Admission fee: 1-day passport (Adult above 18) 7,400 yen, (Junior ages 12-17) 6,400 yen, (Child ages 4-11) 4,800 yen, Senior Passport (ages over 65) 6,700 yen.
Hotel Nikko Narita – This year easter egg hunting, is collects easter eggs with sweets and toys (souvenir of sweets packed together). For those who wants to join the egg hunting you must you dine and get stamps in the following restaurant; Casual Resort Dining Serena “Lunch Biking”, Chinese Restaurant Toh-Lee “Hot Lunch Order Viking” and Coffee Lounge from 11:00 on March 1 (Wed) to April 16 (Sun).
- One stamp for each use of the restaurant above.
- Participants must have 2 stamps.
- Children under elementary school age can participate. (accompany by parents)
- One participating ticket is required per child.
- Please bring your participation ticket on the day.
- We will do it by age group.
Where: Hotel Nikko Narita (Hotel Courtyard Lawn Square) (ホテル中庭 芝生広場（屋外での開催です）
Date and time: April 16(Sun) 2017 – 11: 00 ~ (if rain, cancelled)
Where: Chiba-Ken Narita-Shi Tokkou 500
Contact: 0476-32-0032 / FAX: 0476-32-3993
Universal Easter Celebration – Enjoy the easter egg relay challenge, reach the goal and received a cute gifts, there is also the easter Wonderland, easter food, easter goods and more fun and surprises.
Where: Universal Studio Japan
Date: March 3(Fri) ~ June 25(Sun) 2017
Easter Festival Narita Yume Ranch – There is no better place to celebrate Easter than with rabbits and eggs in a ranch. At Narume Yume ranch, Easter is celebrated with real live rabbits and eggs being the symbol of Easter. Kids can enjoy a ride on a rabbit train, or enjoy the egg hunting and picture taking with an Easter bunny. Cute animals are also included in this unique spring time Easter festival.
Where: Chiba Prefecture, Narita-shi, Nagi 730
When: March 25(Sat) ~ April 30(Sun) 2017
How to get there: JR Namegawa free pick-up about 10-minute ride on the bus from the train station
Admission fee: Adults – 1,400 yen, Children – 700 yen, Senior – 1,200 yen
Puro Easter Event – Easter Celebration Parade featuring different Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody and Gutentama. They also have photo spots on Puroland 1st floor Puro Village, surrounded by a colorful basket of eggs for the egg hunting, gorgeous food menu based on Sanrio’s character and different kinds of original good.
Where: Sanrio Pureland, Tama Center
When: March 18(Sat) – July 27(Tue) 2017
How to get there: 5-mins-walk from Tama Center Station via Keio Line, (Via Keio Line: Central Exit / Via Odakyu Line: West Exit)
Admission fee: Adult (18 years and over) 3,300yen – Child (3-17 years) 2,500yen