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Irises flourish in June.
The garden in Meiji Jingu Shrine and Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens are the best spots in Tokyo!


June is the season of hydrangea (ajisai in Japanese) in rain.
The hydrangea path in Hasedera Temple in Kamakura is very famous!

International Tokyo Toy Show is at Tokyo Big Sight Excibition Center on 3 & 4 June! (Public days)
The Easiest Guide to Tokyo Big Sight, Japan: How to Get to, Maps & Hotels


Sanno Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan, is at Hie Jinja Shrine in Mid Tokyo on 7 - 17 June.
You can see various events every day for these 11 days!
Access to Hie Jinja Shrine


There is also a festival at Namiyoke Inari Shrine in Tsukiji on 9 - 11 June.


(*The photo of the mikoshi parade is taken in Kanda Festival in May.)



Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2017
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.


Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2018 will come in late January, 2018.
Trip Planning Advice for Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Festival Visitors to Japan by a Local



Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
Links to Blog: Autumn Colors in Tokyo City #01 - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!


4 Seasons in Tokyo

Explore 1 year in Tokyo on Event Calendar!


Open Tokyo Event Calendar.


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A List of Worldwide Luxury Hotels: All the hotels on this list are convenient because of good airport transport.

Go to the list of luxury hotels in Tokyo.


A List of Cheap Hostels: Cheap hostels in Tokyo are listed with short comments about their locations to help some backpackers who have the image that it is hard to find accommodation in Tokyo.

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