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Tokyo's Events Now & Soon!

 

Winter Peony Garden is open at Toshogu Shrine in Ueno!

 

1 January - 25 February, 2018
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 recommend the beautiful Japanese garden which is full of peony flowers with straw snow fences.
See photos and details

 

Winter Peony Garden in Ueno (2014)

 

Winter Peony Garden in Ueno - photo selection (2015)


 

Cherry Blossom (sakura) Season is late March to early April!

 

The first cherry blossom forecast for Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, etc, 2018 was released on 25 January and it is being updated on Blog Tokyo Direct Diary until May.

 

Check Out Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Forecast for Japan 2018 NOW!!


 

Plum (apricot/ume) blossoms are blooming now! The peak is late February to March.

 

The famous Plum Blossom Festival in Mito is 17 February - 31 March, 2018.
See photos and sightseeing guides from here.

 

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


 

Winter Lighting starts in November lasts until February!


Top Places to View Winter Lighting in Tokyo

 

Odaiba

The big Christmas tree & Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.

In Chrismas season, the beautiful Christmas tree becomes a great addition to the views of Tokyo Bay, Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower.
From November, 2017 (depending on the shopping center, building, hotel, etc.)

 

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower in winter.

Tokyo Tower's Orange Illumination came back this year. Warm lights and the living Chrismas tree welcome people.
16:00 - 23:00, 2 November, 2017 - 28 February, 2018
See Report of Tokyo Tower Winter Fantasy 2016!

 

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Autumn Colors' peak is late November to early December in Tokyo.
Links to Blog: Autumn Colors in Tokyo City #01 - Red Maple Leaves & Genuine Matcha in Rikugien Garden and more!


 

4 Seasons in Tokyo

Explore 1 year in Tokyo on Event Calendar!

 

Open Tokyo Event Calendar.

 

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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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A List of Worldwide Luxury Hotels: All the hotels on this list are convenient because of good airport transport.

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