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In Tokyo and the vicinity Ume flower blooms in February and a number of Ume flower festivals take place around this time of the year.
For details, see this page: Ume viewing spots in Tokyo and the vicinity
Date: February 25th (Sun) 2018
Location: Central Tokyo within 23 wards
The plum flower (Ume) festival held Mt. Tsukuba (Tsukubasan). The plum forest is located at 250m high on the Mount Tsukuba has 1000 plum trees and overlook the city of Tsukuba. On a sunny, clear day Skytree in Tokyo or even Mt.Fuji can be seen up there.
This festival is held at a historic garden Shibakoen which lies near Zojoji temple and Tokyo Tower. At the festival tea ceremony and traditional music can be enjoyed.
Lies in the west of Greater Tokyo, within easy access from Central Tokyo, Chichibu is a travel destination favored by people who want to do sightseeing and outdoor recreation on the weekend.
Tojo-tei is known for its beatiful Ume flower garden.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum in Shrokane is a former residence of an imperial prince, built in the Art Deco style featured with overall exquisitely crafted interiors.
Narita International Airport, a gateway to Japan for travelers by air, is formerly known as Tokyo New International Airport although its actual location is in Narita city, Chiba prefecture. Soon after arriving at the airport, most of the travelers instantly leave for Tokyo and chances are that Narita city is still off the beaten track for international tourists.
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.
When it comes to traveling to Izu peninsula, the featured areas as a destination are always the eastern or the central areas, sometimes the western area. Don’t forget the southern area, having many places where you can discover the real charm of Izu.
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
A bicycle is so a convenient vehicle indeed. It is eco-friendly and helps saving money on train or bus fares. Although there are some hilly towns within the 23 wards of Tokyo, such as Shibuya, Roppongi, Shinjuku (Kagurazaka), Kanda, and Yanaka, most of the 23-ward areas, especially in the eastern areas, are flatland where people can enjoy cycling.
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.