Seasonal Activities In Tokyo
From delicate cherry blossoms in spring, to fiery leaves in autumn—Japan’s distinct seasons are really something to behold. What’s best is that oftentimes reveling in mother nature’s beauty costs not a yen! Springtime visitors would be foolish not to drop by one these spots
for stunningly beautiful cherry blossom viewing. Or these ones
to see the sakura illuminations at night—known as yozakura. Lighting up Tokyo’s summer nights are the famous firefly festivals
(fireworks—literally “fire flower”) festivals. Nature revelers should stroll through these falltime hot spots to enjoy koyo, or “autumn leaves viewing”. And not to be outdone, winter comes through with wonderous illuminations
, ice skating
and nearby skiing and snowboarding
There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Tokyo that are either cheap or free – even in the most expensive of neighbourhoods – like a modern architecture tour of Omotesando
. And be sure to check out our infamous 101 things to do in tokyo
There are always events, parties and festivals happening in Tokyo. In summer there are fireworks festivals
everywhere and in spring there is hanami
– cherry blossom viewing. Almost every weekend (especially during the warm months) there is plenty of free entertainment to be had at Yoyogi Park
. Whether you’re living in Tokyo or you’ve timed your visit well, you should check out a Sumo tournament
at least once.
To make sure you don’t miss anything, keep an eye out every Thursday for the Cheapo Weekend which gives you the lowdown on free and cheap events for the weekend.