Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
The Japanese government has been asking citizens to close stores and restaurants early at night, not to go out as possible, etc, since January.
If you are in Tokyo now, I strongly advise you to check out the official information of the places you visit in advance.
Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast 2021
Cherry Blossom (sakura) Season is late March to early April!
The first cherry blossom forecast for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc, 2021 was released in January and it is being updated on Blog Tokyo Direct Diary until May.
Check Out Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast for Japan 2021 NOW!!
Cherry Blossom Spots in Tokyo
A Guide to Hamamatsucho - All About its Attractions, Hotels and Transportation - This post is partly about Kyu Shiba Rikyu Gardens just next to Hamamatsucho Station.
Plum (apricot/ume) blossoms are blooming now! The peak is late February to March.
Inside Tokyo City, you will see plum blossoms in temples, shrines, Japanese gardens and some local streets.
Winter Peony Garden
1 January - 23 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)
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!
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The Easiest Tokyo Maps by a Local Blogger
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.