Ongoing & Upcoming Events in Tokyo
The peak of plum (apricot/ume) blossoms is late February to March.
Inside Tokyo City, you will see plum blossoms in temples, shrines, Japanese gardens and some local streets.
Hamarikyu Garden: Plum (Ume) Blossoms in Hamarikyu Garden - Japanese Early Spring
Shiba Park: Plum (Ume) Blossoms in Shiba Park - Japanese Early Spring This park is located at the foot of Tokyo Tower.
Koishkawa Korakuen Gardens: See the travel guide
Mukojima Hyakka-en Gardens: Plum Blossoms & Early-Blooming Cherry Blossoms in Mukojima Hyakkaen Garden
The famous Plum Blossom Festival in Mito, a northern city from Tokyo, is being held on 15 February - 29 March, 2020.
See the photos and travel guide: Mito Plum Blossom Festival.
Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast 2024
Cherry Blossom (sakura) Season is late March to early April!
The first cherry blossom forecast for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc, 2024 was released in January and it is being updated on Blog Tokyo Direct Diary until May.
Check Out Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast for Japan 2024 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.
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)
Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast & Report 2023
The season of cherry blossoms is late March to early April in Tokyo.
Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2024 will come in late January, 2024.
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 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.