You don’t need to be a Tokyophile to appreciate the beauty of this metropolis. The crown of Japan, Tokyo is a dynamic city that has won praises from all over the world, making it as one of the most desirable countries to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Packed with endless tourist attractions, Tokyo is a mix of modern world at its finest with the charm of old traditions. As a dream destination, this stunning city offers you picturesque landscapes infused with the hustle bustle of its busy rhythm.
Regardless of the time of your visit, Tokyo never fails to captivate its traveler. Still, we want to highlight the breathtaking beauty of winter in Tokyo. Most of the streets in Tokyo get decorated with beautiful illumination at night and the traditional gardens are simply unmissable.
Curious what else to see or do during your Tokyo trip? Check out our best picks below:
Dubbed as “ the green oasis in the heart of Tokyo”, The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden during winter offers visitors a different kind of view that is just as stunning during any other season. There are various flowers that only grow during Tokyo winter, including cherry blossoms. The greenhouses with live plants and flowers in full blooms are also open for visitors who want to rest and enjoy a bit of warmth in the garden.
Located on the western side of Shinjuku Station, Omoide Yokochō aka Memory Lane is a small pathway lined with small yakitori bars. There are more than 60 small restaurants and bars that serve yakitori or chicken skewers on gas burners or traditional coal grills. On winter, Memory Lane adds up one more menu namely Oden, a soup broth with a variety of vegetables and fish you can choose from. You can bet that slurping on the hot tasty soup during chilly winter will be the best culinary experience you can have in Tokyo.
If you are into nature and getting one with the earth, the humongous Yoyogi Park is definitely going to be a worthy visit. Nex to Harajuku station lies an enchanting park with trees and cherry blossoms. This calm and beautiful park is a great stopover when you want to rest, enjoy the day or have a little traveling photo session with your loved ones.
Shinjuku is one of the most interesting districts in Tokyo with vibrant history. To the west of it is Nishi Shinjuku where you can find the stunning Tokyo’s city hall namely Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings and other majestic skyscrapers, including office towers and luxury hotels. Other than the gorgeous architecture of modern buildings, you can also find many electronic flagship stores and enjoy their winter promotion to your heart’s fullest.
With tall building surrounding it, a big 109 sign, and hundreds of people storming through the streets, the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan is sandwich by a train station where a famous dog statue is sitting there and right across it a block full of shops. Wanting to take great pictures there is a big must! But, it is not the easiest street to take picture at since it’s never empty 24/7 for the past 10 years - which is completely mad! If you want to know how to get a picture perfect memories at Shibuya Crossing? Our local photographer revealed the secrets for you!