Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
Kanda Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan, is being held at Kanda Myojin Shrine on 9 - 15 May!
This year, Kanda Festival is the full version that is held once two years. You are lucky to catch it up!
Kanda Festival 2019 Schedule
- The first lite: 9 May 19:00 -
- Local people's mikoshi parade: 10 May evening
- Parade around Kanda, Nihonbashi, Tokyo Station, Akihabara: 11 May throughout the day (The mikoshi parade arrives at Kanda Myojin Shrine at 16:00)
- Local's mikoshi parades: 12 May throughout the day
- Matcha ceremony: 14 May 11:00 -
- Noh play (traditional play and dance): 14 May 18:00 -
- The main fesitval: 15 May 14:00 -
4 Seasons in Tokyo
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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!
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
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The Easiest Tokyo Maps by a Local
If you want a shortcut to understand Tokyo, or you are about to give up to plan a trip to Tokyo with throwing away a thick travel guidebook, or you are lost in the city at this moment (I hope not!), here are the simplest resolutions.
The Easiest JR Train Map of Tokyo - You'll understand the outline of Tokyo and airport transport with only 1 page!
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The Quickest Hotel Booking
If you don't want any explanations and just want to book a good hotel now, the following are the quickest way to reach.
A List of Worldwide Luxury Hotels: All the hotels on this list are convenient because of good airport transport.
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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