The Sakura Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo will begin to blow around March 23 and will be at its best at the end of March.

During the blooming season, food stalls will stand at some of popular Sakura cherry blossom viewing spots. 
Cherry Blossom viewing spots in Tokyo

In Okinawa, the beach season begins around the end of March

Getting to and around Okinawa from Tokyo

Tojo-tei, the former residence of KOKUGAWA Akitake, supposed to be the last Shogun

In 1867, when the last Edo Shogun returned political power to the emperor, the Edo era ended its 265-year history. A new era began, all Samurai were gone, and the people in the Shogun family went into retirement, faded into obscurity. It is unknown what happened to the shogun family after that, but visiting one of their residences tells the story of their quiet life after the storm.

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

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.

Ota-ku ward

Explore Ota-ku to find everyday attractions of Tokyo

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.

Tsukubasan (Mount Tsukuba) in Ibaraki

Located in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture, easily accessible from Tokyo area, Mt Tsukuba is a popular hiking spot where people can enjoy attractions including hiking, sightseeing and Onsen bathing. Since Mt.Tsukuba has been worshiped as a god since about one thousand year ago, people still visit the mountain to pray. It is enjoyable to see plum blossoms in early spring, and colorful leaves in autumn there.

Toden Streetcar Tour of Tokyo Neighborhoods (1)

Toden Arakawa-sen(line) is a streetcar system 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

Hidden Attractions in Izu (Izu Peninsula)

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.

Walking in the Nokogiri-yama mountain

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.

Edo Tokyo Openair Museum

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is located in Koganei city, Tokyo, about 18 minutes away by train from Shinjuku.
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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum at Koganei Park


Outlet Shopping Malls in Tokyo and surrounds

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.

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