Description: Japan is one of the countries in the world that has four seasons. To enjoy your trip, you must know when the best time to visit Tokyo.
As the capital city of a four-season country, Tokyo offers different attractions to visitors for each season. Many people claimed that the best time to visit Tokyo is during spring and fall. But not a few people said that to see snow, it's best for you to visit during winter.
Wisely speaking, the perfect time to visit Tokyo depends on what you want to see in this city. This article provides you some information about each season and what they offer you to see. Here are the details:
1. Winter: December - February
Winter can be the ideal time to visit Tokyo for budget travelers. Since winter is a low season for tourism, the hotel rooms are relatively cheaper than any other season. Moreover, the top tourist attractions are also less crowded so you can enjoy your trip relaxedly.
The best attractions during winter in Tokyo are Christmas and illumination. Although Christians are not the majority in Tokyo, people still celebrate Christmas annually by lighting up the city with lights and sparkles. You also can witness a calm and spiritual celebration to welcome the new year on January 1st.
2. Spring: March - April
This period is the best time to enjoy sakura in Tokyo. The weather is warmer than winter so you can stroll around wearing sweaters or light coats. The best spots to enjoy sakura in Tokyo are Nakameguro River, Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen Park, and Chidorigafuchi which is close to Imperial Palace.
Since spring is the peak season, be cautious the hotel rooms will be much more pricey and tourist spots will be crowded.
3. Summer: July - August
Summer is the perfect time to see festivals in Tokyo with many fireworks shows. The biggest firework shows are Sumidagawa and Adachi firework festivals that you can see while wearing a set of Yukata. It's also the best time to visit Disney Resorts and theme parks.
Summer in Tokyo is extremely hot and humid so make sure you are hydrated enough. It is important to note that August is also the peak season in Japan because it has an Obon holiday for the whole week. Tickets and hotel rooms will be expensive and tourist attractions will be packed with visitors.
4. Fall: September - November
If you want to see autumn foliage, this period is the exact time to visit Tokyo. But it is recommended for you to enjoy them to the fullest at the end of October to the mid of November. There are many foliage spots that pamper you with the beauty of Japanese nature.
The best spots are located at Showa Kinen Park, Meiji Jingu gaien, Rikugien and Mount Takao.
5. Shoulder Season: May - June
This period is mainly the most pleasant time to enjoy Tokyo like locals. The weather is great and tourist attractions are less crowded. You can enjoy every corner of the city relaxed while tasting its delicacies.
It is recommended for you to visit Tokyo after the Golden Week holiday in the first week of May. Golden Week is one of the biggest national holidays in Japan. You don't want to be trapped in the extremely crowded places and pay for expensive hotel rooms.
Generally, the best time to visit Tokyo is relative depending on your preferences. Ultimately with Tokyo as your destination, there are no bad times to enjoy this city.