2017 Cherry Blossom Forecast : Tokyo MARCH 25 – APRIL 02!

Its a cold winter 2017 and I am already looking out for the cherry blossoms. Otenki.jp and WeatherMap announced the Cherry Blossom Forecast WEATHERMAP : Blossoms are predicted to start on March 26 in Tokyo and it should be roughly until the first week of April that one can experience the flowers in the metropolis…. WeatherMap predicts

Fuji Shibazakura festival : Pink wonder world of Moss Phlox

Stereotypes say that girls like all things pink? Well get ready to enter the world of pink, and you will love this place your gender notwithstanding. The Fuji Shibazakura Festival (富士芝桜まつり, Fuji Shiba-sakura Matsuri) proved to be one of the biggest surprise for me in my 18th year in Japan. I have never been to this

Chureito Pagoda and Mount Fuji cherry blossoms

“He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool“ OK so this applies to “climbing” and not “watching”, this mystic and sometimes frustrating mountain has its own charm. Year after year I discover new locations around the Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures but there in one spot which

Kiba Park cherry blossom night illumination

Kiba Park is not known for night time cherry blossom illumination like the Chidorigafuchi or the Meguro River cherry blossom illuminations. The park has regular fluorescent lighting which provides enough light to enjoy the cherry blossoms.The Kiba Park in Koto Ward (if you stay around Koto Ward, Edogawa Ward quite easy to reach here) is

Asakusa Sensoji – Night time illumination of cherry blossoms or “yozakura”

Tokyo’s hotspots for cherry blossoms implies locations like Kudanshita (Chidorigafuchi), Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Meguro River. Sumida River is also one more popular location in the neighborhood of Asakusa. Asakusa or the famous tourist spot of Sensoji itself finds less mention in terms of a destination to see the Cherry blossoms and is mostly overlooked especially in

Ueno Park cherry blossom night illumination “Yozakura”

Lined endlessly with a number of cherry trees, Ueno Park main street is a favourite place that many Japanese people would think of when it comes to a beautiful scene of cherry blossoms in spring. During the festival, 1000 lanterns, which were originally intended for nighttime security, illuminate the park and invite people to celebrate

Rikugien Gardens : Weeping cherry tree blossoms

Every year I visit the Rikugien Gardens in spring and autumn. At Rikugien Garden, the shidare zakura (weeping cherry tree) and feudal lord’s garden are lit up, creating memorable spring scenery end of March and early April. Brilliant 20 meters wide and 15 meters tall tree it is one of the biggest weeping cherry tree in

Cherry Blossoms 2016 : Roppongi Hills is now in full bloom

March 29, 2016 : The Cherry blossoms at the base of the Roppongi Hills are now in full bloom. The light up in the evenings is beautiful and you can also go to Tokyo Midtown where too many cherry blossom trees are in full bloom now.The blossoms have been late than what was predicted, but

Kiba Koen Plum Blossoms

Ume or the Plum blossoms are everywhere now in Tokyo in the first week of March. The Kiba Park in Koto Ward (if you stay around Koto Ward, Edogawa Ward quite easy to reach here) is a pretty wide park and recreation boats an area of 24 hectares to relax in the suburbs of Tokyo from every

Shiba Koen : Early spring Plum and Nano-hana flowers

February end – March first week, the moment when the winter slowly starts to subside making way for the spring to take over. The cold winds from north are still keeping things chilly but I witnessed pockets of spring blossoms on the weekend when  I went for a stroll around the Tokyo Tower area and the Shiba

Cherry Blossoms and beautiful Mejiro birds at the Shinjuku Gyoen

Kawazu zakura (河津桜) is the early variety of the cherry blossoms characterized by the deep pink colored flowers. They bloom at roughly the same time of the Plum blossoms two to three weeks earlier than the regular Cherry blossom season. Last year in the second week of March, I went to Shinjuku Gyoen to see the

10 Cherry Blossom wallpapers for your iPhone/Android smartphones (Sakura)

FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON, decorate your smartphone with experiencetokyo.net SAKURA themed wallpapers optimised for the iPhone 6/6s PLUS and 5.5 inch Android smartphone series. Touch the image on your smartphone browser, the image will open in a new tab. Download and then set as wallpaper. Adjust as you feel fit. Related Posts:Pepsi SAKURA : Tastes

Tokyo Bay Grand Fireworks suspended due to Olympics 2020 village construction

UPDATE : ITS OFFICIAL. THE TOKYO BAY FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR OLYMPIC VILLAGE CONSTRUCTION WORK. NO FIREWORKS NEXT AUGUST FOR THIS SPECTACLE WHICH STARTED IN 1988. SAD BUT THE DECISION HAS BEEN REACHED TODAY, JANUARY 25, 2016. OFFICIAL STATEMENT : THE WARD COULD NOT FIND A BIG ENOUGH ALTERNATIVE TO HOST SUCH A BIG

Atago Shrine : Oasis in the center of the busy Tokyo Metropolis

In the busy commercial neighborhood of Kamiyacho in Tokyo I came across these long, steep, ancient stone staircase.. Wondered what it was and saw the sign board, Atago Shrine. Hmm interesting, lets check it out. The stairs are really steep and I found it later that a Samurai climbed the steps on horseback to deliver plum blossoms