March to May and September to November with pleasant temperatures are the best time to visit Tokyo. Spring will fascinate you with cherry blossoms and blooming wisteria tunnels. You might want to avoid Golden Week when residents travel in and out of the city. Visiting Tokyo in the middle of autumn means tasting all kinds of Japanese fruits like kaki, yuzu or nashi pears and being petrified by fantastic autumn foliage. June to September is a peak tourist season with longer lines and torturing heat accompanied by humidity. Lounging on the beach or climbing Mount Fuji sounds like a good summer experience. Winter in Tokyo can be chilly but mainly tolerable. December through February period gives you a chance to try exotic Japanese inago or zazamushi. The prices in Tokyo are high throughout a year, so there might be no seasonal deals.
Visit the hundred-year-old wisteria gardens during bloom and see their unbelievable beauty
A festival that celebrates the beauty of Shibazakura
Check out this famous and ancient Japanese sport in action!
This Baby Crying Festival that has been making children cry for over 300 years!
The official beach season starts with the end of school. But you can enjoy it any time
An American sport with a Japanese twist
The unique Japanese strawberries make for great romantic gifts
Watch this surreal night-time light procession which will throw you back in times of ancient Japan
Traditionally eaten in spring, "grass mochi" is a true delight
Winter in Tokyo can be very pleasant if you warm up in one of the bathhouses
A successor of the legendary Tsukiji market is a new gourmet tourist mecca
A wonderful alternative to whaling from Hokkaido to Okinawa
A bright red and luxurious variety of cherry
You will find it everywhere during this season!
The Japanese capital offers plenty of spots for wind sports enthusiasts
Enjoy the colorful sights of spring blossoms
The beautiful though often underappreciated blossom of the Japanese plum is one of the first signs of spring
Climbing Mt Fuji is a truly beautiful experience!
Tokyo beats many European capitals as far as holiday lights are concerned
Explore the temples of Kamakura with its stunning flower carpets
An interesting festival that celebrates fertility and openness that welcomes everyone!
Definitely the wettest in Japan! This water-throwing festival brings both happiness and prosperity
One of the last major fireworks shows of the year
Feel the spirituality of the Japanese Buddhist festival of the Dead
A small fruit with a sweet peel
Celebrated nationwide, this festival brings colour and romance to daily life!
This insect dish is available in jars or freshly boiled and prepared over rice during winter
Taste this true sign of spring
Thanks to this traditional Japanese dessert you will be able to feel cherry blossoms with all your five senses
Celebrate the arrival of winter and the end of the year
Traditional noodles for a great New Year's meal
An autumn fruit with a woody texture
Suffering from intense summer heat? Cool down with delicious Kakigori
The favorite natural attraction for Tokyo residents and visitors
Well-known for their blossoms, umes are Japanese plums
Join the massive Halloween matsuri festivities in Tokyo
A small fish with a great taste
Firefly watching is a favorite summer nighttime activity in Tokyo parks
Used mostly for cooking, this citrus fruit has a unique taste
Huge dancing festivals, full of positive energy
These special Japanese apples are both sweet and juicy
A large traditional festival in the center of Tokyo
Update: The Tokyo Marathon 2020 will be held only for the marathon elites and the wheelchair elites
Japanese grapes with a thick skin
In Japan summer means eel time!
Though not too pleasing to the eye, these creatures are a true delicacy
Similar to apples in taste and texture, Japanese pears are large and crispy
Try this Japanese hot pot dish when it's cold outside
One of the oldest and most famous fireworks shows in Japan
Japanese simultaniously pour the water on the pavements to cool the heat
Honour the most well-known samurai heroes from the Edo period
Try some adrenaline-pumping sports right in Japan's capital
One of three most important festivals in Tokyo
One of the greatest festivals in Tokyo with 100 portable shrines being carried through the city
This expensive luxury food can also be deadly
Don't miss a chance to see a fire-walking festival on Mt. Takao
Start the New Year by honouring the Japanese god of fortune
A holiday fair at one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo
Spring arrival is always celebrated by Daruma doll fair at the Jindai-ji temple in Tokyo
Most often eaten in winter, zazamushi might be the strangest dish you have ever tried!
A citrus fruit that is easy to peel