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

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

Happy new year 2016

We wish all our readers, contributors, fans a happy new year 2016. Experience Tokyo is blessed to have your support and we will keep bringing you the best of Tokyo to all of you. The new year is the year of the monkey as per the Chinese Zodiac calendar. The Manneken Pis statue at the

Asakusa Sensoji – Snowfall of 2014 and three days later

Snowfall in Tokyo is rare, although in the past few years, when it does snow it creates a white blanket lasting weel for a couple of days to clear. The white blanket of snow in the metropolis makes for pretty pictures, but grinds the traffic to a halt even with 5 cm of pileup. Unique

Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Illumination

Tokyo Skytree illumination has transformed the Oshiage area in these past four years. Every year they come up with beautiful illuminations, with a projection mapping show which has started last year. A wonderful new illumination spot addition to the shitamachi (downtown) area of Tokyo.Christmas lights are set all around the Skytree with the fourth floor decks of the Solamachi Mall

Hachiko Christmas : Santa Claus, Illumination and a lot of crowd

Hachiko, the famous pet dog of Japan is having some warm time in Shibuya. Yeah its that time of the year, Christmas time and Hachiko is enjoying the annual illumination!!!!The lights are all around the Hachiko Square. Statues of Santa Claus climbing the tress surrounding Hachiko are attracting the crowds to take snaps with the

Peeing Boy Statue 2015 : Four Season dressup of Mannekin Pis

Tokyo is full of big and small surprises and we were caught by one such surprise at the JR Hamamtsucho Station a few days back. If you sit in the first compartment of the Yamanote Line going towards Shibuya, you can spot the Peeing Boy Statue on the Hamamtsucho Station Platform (Platform number 3). Named 小便小僧 Shoumben Koushou a detailed

Golden showers of Ginkgo Biloba at the University of Tokyo Komaba campus

Last year, in December, my daughter had her Japanese Language Proficiency Test examination center at the Komaba campus @ University of Tokyo. Located in Komaba Meguro district, Tokyo, this area was called Komaba Meadows and served as a hunting ground for the Tokugawa family!!! When I took my daughter there for the examination, I was

Autumn Foliage at the Meiji Jingu Gaien (Outer Garden)

The Meiji Jingu Gaien Park outside the Aoyama Itchome Station on Ginza Line is one of the most beautiful place in Tokyo for autumn foliage. Ginkgo Biloba trees lined on both sides of the street turn into stunning yellow colors (I went a bit early this year) as below. The street with the Meiji Memorial

Autumn Colors @Japan’s National Diet Building – Kokkai Gijidou

Autumn sky in Japan implies CLEAR and BLUE skies. They are called as Aki-bare, 秋晴れ. Mornings start with early sunrise and sunset by 05:00 p.m. It is one of the best seasons to capture HDR shots with thin cloud layers in early morning of blue hour photography in early evenings. The autumn colors add the

Rikugien Gardens Autumn lightup and colourful trees

So which is the popular garden for tourists in Tokyo? Apparently Rikugien is very popular as are others like Hamarikyu Gardens. Its a quite old garden built around 1700. The Japanese characters 六義園 in a word to word literal translation means “six poems garden”. The garden attracts huge crowds in autumn and spring season when the garden has