The Japan Society is a permanent facility with an ever change variety of events. They provide everything from language classes to film screenings, from art exhibits to sake tastings, from lectures to concerts.
The building is a beautiful piece of architecture on the far east side of Manhattan with a quiet park across the street. The interior is the clean and simple lines known throughout Japanese homes and it even has a reflecting pool and gardens flowing through the space. There is a screening room, library, and many other gathering places throughout the building. On a really random note, the bathrooms are high-tech so be sure to check those out as well!
We’ve discussed their anime and manga exhibit before and they often provide films for the New York Asian Film Festival. So what is going on really just depends on the time of year you come. And since their facilities are indoor there is always something to do not matter the weather. Be sure to keep an eye on their calendar when you are planning to come!