Best time to
travel to tokyo


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The best time to travel to Tokyo depends on personal preferences, but generally, the best time to visit is during spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) when the weather is mild and comfortable.

Spring season March – May

High. 73F|23C  Low.  41F|5C

Spring is one of the best times to visit Tokyo, as the weather is mild and pleasant, and the city’s parks and gardens are in full bloom. Cherry blossom season, which usually occurs in late March or early April, is a particularly popular time to visit. However, it is also the busiest and most expensive time to travel to Tokyo, so be sure to book your accommodations and transportation well in advance.

Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone
Check out one of Japan’s most beautiful, iconic destinations—Mt. Fuji—on this convenient day tour from Tokyo. Visit several places in the Fuji area from where you can get beautiful views of the mountain (weather permitting), including Hakone, Lake Kawaguchi, the 5th Station on Mt. Fuji, and more. As this is a private tour, you can customize the itinerary to suit your own interests. The flexible itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs See as much or as little as you like during the day, as this is a private tour for you An easy and hassle-free way of visiting the Fuji area from Tokyo Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy the attractions around Mt. Fuji

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Summer season June – August

High. 95F|35C  Low.  68F|20C

Summer in Tokyo lasts from June to August, and is characterized by hot and humid weather with occasional rain showers and typhoons. Average daytime temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 30°C (86°F) with high humidity levels, making it uncomfortable for outdoor activities. However, there are several events and festivals in the summer season in Tokyo, such as the Sumida River Fireworks Festival and the Mitama Matsuri, which are worth experiencing despite the heat. It’s also a popular time to visit Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea, but be prepared for long lines due to the summer vacation season.

Tokyo to Kyoto 1-Full Day Private Guided Tour
If you have not been to Kyoto, you have not been to Japan !! As you only have 1 day in Kyoto, I can show you the must-see spots in Kyoto visitors would need at least two days to explore. Tour itinerary is planned based on renting a van for 8 hours to cover the top sightseeing spots of Kyoto. Itinerary is shown here, however, you can still customize it in arrangement with the guide.

06:15 Meeting at Tokyo Station (Gin-no-Suzu Square -Silver Bell Square-, the most well-known meeting place in Tokyo Station) and heading to Kyoto using pullet train (Shinkansen)
09:00 Arriving Kyoto station and meeting the van rented 09:30 Bamboo forest and Tenryuji temple garden 11:00 Kinkaku-ji temple
12:30 Nijo castle
14:00 Lunch break
15:30 Fushimi Inari shrine
17:00 Kiyomizu-dera temple , old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka around Kiyomizu-dera
18:00 Gion area and Geisha spotting streets
19:00 Dinner recommendation
20:30 Back to Tokyo and tour finish

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Autumn Season Sep – Nov

High. 79F|26C  Low.  50F|10C

Autumn, also known as the fall season, in Tokyo is one of the most popular seasons for travelers due to the stunning foliage that paints the city in hues of red, orange, and yellow. The season begins in September and lasts until November. The weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from around 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). September can be quite warm and humid, while October and November are much cooler and dryer. This is a great time to explore the city’s numerous parks and gardens, such as Shinjuku Gyoen, Yoyogi Park, and the Imperial Palace East Gardens, to witness the colorful autumn leaves. The autumn season in Tokyo is also known for its many food and drink festivals, making it an excellent time for foodies to visit.

Traditional Group Geisha Experience and Dinner Show in Tokyo
Spend your evening at a teahouse in Tokyo and enjoy a dinner banquet while two highly trained geisha entertain you with a traditional dance and musical performance. Spend a leisurely 2-hour meal feasting on traditional Japanese dishes while you converse with the geisha who are skilled in the Japanese arts as well as the art of communication. Learn about Japan’s age-old traditions while you dine. 2-hour geisha banquet in Tokyo Dine on authentic Japanese cuisine Be entertained by a highly stylized performance Talk personally with the geisha who attend the meal

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Winter Season Dec – Feb

High. 50F|10C  Low.  36F|2C

Winter in Tokyo spans from December to February. It is the coldest season in Tokyo, with temperatures dropping significantly in January. The average high temperature in December is around 12°C (54°F) while the average low is about 4°C (39°F). In January, the average high temperature is about 9°C (48°F) and the average low is around 1°C (34°F). In February, the average high temperature rises slightly to 10°C (50°F) while the average low is around 2°C (36°F).

It’s important to note that while Tokyo can be chilly in the winter, it generally doesn’t experience heavy snowfall or blizzards like other parts of Japan. Instead, visitors can expect cold and dry weather, with occasional rain or snow flurries. Many of the city’s attractions and events are also geared towards the winter season, making it a great time to visit Tokyo.

Private Tokyo Food Tour
Immerse yourself in Japan’s unique culinary heritage on this private food tour of Tokyo. Visit three different districts (Nihonbashi, Ginza, and Akihabara) and journey through time from the Edo period to today while enjoying 14 tastings, from strictly traditional flavors to contemporary fusion cuisine. Learn about Japanese cooking and key ingredients and flavors from your guide. Immerse yourself in Japan’s culinary heritage on a Tokyo food tour Private tour, exclusively for your party: A personalized experience Enjoy 14 tastings of Japanese food: Come hungry Hassle-free pickup from your Tokyo accommodations

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Japan Holidays

  • New Year’s Day
    January 1st
  • Coming of Age Day
    Second Monday of January
  • National Foundation Day 
    February 11th
  • Emperor’s Birthday
    February 23rd
  • Vernal Equinox Day
    Around March 20th or 21st
  • Showa Day
    April 29th
  • Constitution Memorial Day
    May 3rd
  • Greenery Day
    May 4th
  • Children’s Day
    May 5th
  • Marine Day
    Third Monday of July
  • Mountain Day
    August 11th
  • Respect for the Aged Day
    Third Monday of September
  • Autumnal Equinox Day
    Around September 22nd or 23rd
  • Health and Sports Day
    Second Monday of October
  • Culture Day
    November 3rd
  • Labor Thanksgiving Day
    November 23rd
  • Emperor’s Birthday
    December 23rd

Tokyo Festivals

  • Cherry Blossom Festival: Celebrated in late March to early April, it is the most famous festival in Tokyo, when the entire city is filled with beautiful cherry blossoms.
  • Tokyo International Film Festival: Held in October, it is one of the largest film festivals in Asia, where you can see some of the world’s best films.
  • Kanda Matsuri: One of the biggest festivals in Tokyo, Kanda Matsuri is celebrated in mid-May and is famous for its large parade and various other events.
  • Sanja Matsuri: Celebrated in May, it is one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo and is famous for its massive procession of mikoshi (portable shrines).
  • Sumida River Fireworks Festival: Held in July, it is the largest fireworks festival in Tokyo, where more than a million people gather to watch the beautiful display of fireworks.
  • Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi: A dance festival held in August in the Harajuku district, where various teams perform their dance routines in colorful costumes.
  • Tokyo Game Show: Held in September, it is one of the world’s largest gaming events, where you can experience the latest in the gaming world.
  • Asakusa Samba Carnival: Celebrated in August, it is one of Tokyo’s most lively and colorful events, with samba dancers parading through the streets of Asakusa.

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