In Japan, there is a traditional custom which is to take a Yuzuyu bath ゆず湯, or hot citron bath on the winter solstice , and Sento 銭湯 (Public Bathing Facilities) in Tokyo offer special Yuzuyu bath on the day.
In 2016, the winter solstice falls on 21.December, so you will find Sentos offering Yuzuyu on the day.
Todoroki valley is one of the best viewing spots for Momiji or red leaves of Japanese maple trees, will be enjoyed till mid December.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Shrokane is one of unique museums in Tokyo. The uniqueness of this museum comes from its building, a former residence of an imperial prince, built in the Art Deco style featured with overall exquisitely crafted interiors. Stands in a greenery garden, it allows visitors to explore art and culture in a natural setting.
Oeshiki Festival at Ikegami Honmonji Temple
October 11th(Tue) - 13(Thu) 2016
Ota-ku ward is the home of Haneda International Airport. If you' are looking for something a little more off-the-beaten path, stopping over at Ota-ku will not be just for accommodation but also for exploring attractions of Tokyo.
Toden Arakawa-sen(line) is a streetcar system that is served between the historic neighborhoods Waseda and Minowa in the northern area of Central Tokyo. There are various attractions along the tramline, such as Japanese gardens, temples and old shopping streets.
Oeshiki Festival at Kishibojin Temple
October 16th(Sun) - 18(Tue) 2016
Narita City is known for Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, the must-visit sightseeing spot in Japan. From Narita International Airport Station to Narita Station, the closest station to Narita Shinshoji Temple, it takes only 10 minutes by train.
Go hiking and explore Western Tokyo, the mountain area of Mt. Mitake (Mitakesan), Oume Town and Akigawa Valley. This area has a bunch of attractions; the soothing landscape of nature-rich countryside, historic shrines and temples nestled among trees, scenic rivers with crystal clean water and the mystic mountain worships – all known as the allure of Japan.
Being easily accessible from Tokyo, abounding with hot spring springs, beaches, and fresh seafood, Izu is widely known as one of the most popular resort areas among people living in Tokyo. Izu often appears in travel guide books as a hot spring resort for weekend breaks, but it is only one side of Izu, characterized by featuring a few towns there, Atami, Ito or Shuzenji.
Autumn is the best season in Nikko. It will be so crowded during Sep and Oct. Be an early bird and try avoiding jam packed traffic, trains and busses. For accommodation, prior booking is strongly recommended if you are planning to stay there.
Toshogu Shrine Autumn Festival in Nikko
October 16th(Sun) - 17th(Mon) 2016
Nokogiri-yama, or Mt.Nokogiri is a small mountain located in the southern Boso area 南房総 of Chiba prefecture, next to Tokyo, has somewhat warmer climate and hardly ever snow in winter. Though the southern Boso area is known for good beaches and surfing spots, the area also has nice places to enjoy walking as well as sightseeing, and the Nokogiriyama is one of the must-visit places there.
A number of large outlet malls have opened around Kanto region and many of them are located in a resort area or popular tourist spots.