Tokyo is Japan’s capital city. An impressive election of ultra-modern and fascinating historic structures, Tokyo is one of the must-see cities of Japan. When arranging your visit, you may wonder what time of year is best to visit this fascinating city. Well, to help you out, we have listed the wonderful features that each season brings to Tokyo, so you can decide which most appeals to you.
Autumn is an excellent time of year to visit the city. Vibrant reds, oranges and golds cover the streets as the leaves begin to turn. The humidity of the summer has eased off to give way to a great temperature for exploring the city sweat-free. By staying in one of the hotels near Narita airport Tokyo, you will have the freedom to explore the sites that the city has to offer with ease. If this isn’t enough for you, autumn is the season of eating in Tokyo as the new harvests invite you to experience stunning sweet potato and the speciality Matsutake mushrooms recipes that will fill the street food markets on the city.
Winter in Tokyo offers crisp, cold weather with crystal clear skies. These qualities make it the perfect time of year to visit one of the iconic viewpoints, such as the Skytree as you will be able to see the stunning Mount Fuji behind the immense array of skyscrapers. When in Japan, you must experience one of their amazing festivals, and there is no better time for this than winter. The schedule for this chilly time of year is impressive. Visit the World Christmas Festival for a marvellous European style market, the Winter Solstice Festival to celebrate the darkest day of the year or the fascinating Ronin Festival. This is a commemoration of the 47, the prestigious samurai who hold legendary status within Japanese history.
Spring in Japan can only mean one thing – cherry blossoms. After the chilly months of winter, the city of Tokyo transforms into a sea of stunning pink blossoms, making it the perfect time to enjoy the stunning parks that the city has to offer. This is the most popular time of year to visit the city, so if this is for you, be sure to book one of the hotels near Narita airport Tokyo in good time to avoid disappointment. Spring is when the three annual Sumo championships take place, at the National Sumo Stadium, Ryōgoku Kokugikan. Another slightly peculiar tradition also takes place during this time, as babies and set against sumo wrestlers in a crying match. Although it’s surprising, this is a long-standing tradition, as it is believed that a baby who cries loudly will grow up to be big and strong.
Although you may not think it, summer is a great time to visit Tokyo. Drink plenty of water and pack smart to account for the humidity, but you will be out of peak season, meaning it will be easy to book one of the fantastic hotels near Narita airport Tokyo and visit the sites with ease. During this season, you can experience the stunning summer firework displays while enjoying the iconic seasonal dish, sōmen – ultra-thin noodles that are served with a cold, soy-based sauce.