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Tour Report of Meiji Shrine & Harajuku on March 17, 2024: Sakura season is just around the corner!

Thank you to those who participated in the Tokyo Free Walking Tour (TFWT) at Meiji Shrine & Harajuku today, which was a little bit windy, but a sunny and crispy day.  There was a St. Patrick’s Day parade on Omotesando street, and also because more and more tourists are visiting Japan looking forward to viewing Sakura, Cherry Blossoms, both Meiji Jingu and Harajuku were so crowded. We welcomed 8 guests from the USA, Germany and the UK.  We hope you all enjoyed and shared interesting and joyful conversations with each other during the tour. As mentioned in the title, the Sakura season is coming soon.  According to tenki.jp, the flowering date in the Tokyo area is expected to be March 21.  One of our guests said he planned the itinerary after carefully researching the flowering period. Of course, Japanese people often check the flowering date of cherry blossoms because the cherry-blossom front is moving northwards in a short period.  Just when you think it’s blooming, Someiyoshino, the most popular kind of cherry blossom, quickly falls apart like in one week or so. However, please don’t worry!  For those who might miss the cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo, how about including […]

Enjoy Matsuri Festivals in Tokyo : Tour report of Asakusa and Ueno Park on May 28th

Thank you so much for joining our tours at Asakusa in the morning and Ueno Park in the afternoon on May 28th. We welcomed 26 guests in total from USA, Canada, Israel, Australia, Netherland, Argentina and Columbia. We hope all of you enjoyed and shared interesting conversations with us during the tour. As promised, group photos and snapshots are attached to remember the fun times we had. (Ueno Park) (Asakusa AM A Group) (Asakusa AM Group B) (Asakusa AM Group C) (Asakusa AM Group D) (Asakusa PM) Last week, Asakusa was in the heat of the Sanja Matsuri Festival. It is the festival of Asakusa Shrine and is held once a year for three days around the third Saturday in May. About 100 Mikoshi (portable shrines) in the town and 3 Mikoshi from Asakusa Shrine were carried around by the people of the town. The enthusiasm and joy of the people carrying the Mikoshi was even moving. You can enjoy a lot of Matsuri Festivals in Tokyo especially from Apr to Aug. For instance, there was a festival of Gojo Tenjin Shrine located in Ueno Park on this day. Let us support you to find out Matruri when you come […]