Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
The Japanese government's request for closing public places ended in late May. Stores, restaurants, museums, parks, etc, are opening little by little.
However, if you are in Tokyo now, I strongly advise you to check out the official information of the places you visit in advance.
Tanabata (Japanese Star Festival)
7 July is Tanabata, Japanese Star Festival!
All About Tanabata - Tales & Traditions of the Japanese Star Festival
June is the season of hydrangea (ajisai in Japanese) in rain.
Annual Asakusa Sanja Festival was POSTPONED from May to 16 - 18 October in 2020!
It is one of the most exciting festivals in Tokyo. We can see traditional dances, parades, etc, at Asakusa Shrine right next to iconic Sensoji Temple. Festival-loving Asakusa locals didn't give up their biggest event due to COVID-19 viruses!
4 Seasons in Tokyo
Explore 1 year in Tokyo on Event Calendar!
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)
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.
Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2021 will come in late January, 2021.
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!
The Easiest Subway Maps of Tokyo - You won't get lost anymore. Tourist attractions are all covered with these maps and instructions.
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.
A List of Hotels for Tokyo Disney Resort Visitors: If you are visiting Tokyo Disney Resort, it will make your trip much better to book a hotel with partnership with TDR.