Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
Happy New Year from Japan!
Winter Peony Garden
1 January - 24 February, 2020
Opening Hours: 9:30 -16:30
Admission Fee: 700 yen for adult, free for children under 13.
If traveling in Tokyo in this season, I strongly recommend the beautiful Japanese garden that is full of peony flowers with straw snow fences. The shrine is inside Ueno Park.
See more photos
Winter Peony Garden in Ueno (2014)
Winter Lighting starts in November lasts until February!
Top Places to View Winter Lighting in Tokyo
In Chrismas season, the beautiful Christmas tree becomes a great addition to the views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.
From November, 2019 (depending on the shopping center, building, hotel, etc.)
See how beautiful the views are on Why I Push Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks in Winter!
Shiodome is a very popular place in Tokyo for winter lights. It is a walking distance from Shimbashi and Hamamatsucho.
17:00 - 23:00, 14 November, 2019 - 14 February, 2020 in Caretta Shiodome
(18:00 - on 3 January - 14 February)
Blue Fantasy at Caretta Shiodome & Travel Planning Tips
Tokyo Tower features warm lights and the big living Chrismas tree.
Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy - Orange Illumination: 12:00 - 23:00 (Lighting Shows: 16:00 - 22:45, 4 times an hour), 1 November, 2019 - 5 January, 2020
World's biggest Baccarat chandelier is displayed with lights.
Baccarat Chandelier Light Up: 2 November, 2019, - 13 January, 2020
Winter Illumination: 2 November, 2019 - 24 February, 2020
Christmas lights at the very central station of Tokyo are famous for being modern and artistic.
From November, 2019, - February, 2020 (Depending on the street, building, etc.)
The most fashionable street in Japan is lighted up in Christmas season.
Go to Harajuku Guide
Roppongi Hills, the streets and Tokyo Mid Town are filled with lights in winter.
From November, 2019
Tokyo City View in Roppongi Hills & How to Get to Roppongi
4 Seasons in Tokyo
Explore 1 year in Tokyo on Event Calendar!
Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)
Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2019
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.
Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2020 will come in late January, 2020.
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 - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!
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