The cherry blossoms are expected to open a bit earlier than usual this year, around March 22 with full bloom around the last weekend of March. Typically the most beautiful part of the season is the week or so before and after full bloom. For good viewing spots away from the crowds where you can relax and enjoy the more peaceful scenery, check our parks page. Bring your own snacks and drinks and blend in with the locals! (Just be wary of trash rules)
We have added 4 new “TIG” videos that introduce cultural experiences, food and more! They are interactive in that you can click on the content you are interested in and add it to the side bar, accumulating links to check out after you finish the video. Please CLICK HERE for the videos page!
We at Experience Suginami Tokyo are proud to be able to introduce shopping, cuisine, events, accommodation information and more to help visitors to Tokyo experience the local culture of Suginami Ward! This area certainly has its own special vibe, and you can find your niche in the 4 areas along the Chuo Line including the vintage underground of Koenji, jazzy nostalgia of Asagaya, classical history of Ogikubo, or the artistic community of Nishi-Ogikubo. For comments and suggestions, please feel free to contact us via our Facebook page.
In Suginami Ward, Fall is the time for events, especially November! Starting on Culture Day, November 3rd, you can enjoy Suginami Festa in Ogikubo and Trolls in the Park in Nishi-Ogikubo. Starting on the 8th is the Ogikubo Music Festival and next comes the bar hopping event Nomiyasan Matsuri, on the 7th and 8th in Ogikubo and the 13th – 15th in Asagaya. Starting on Labor Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, until the 2nd of December is the Fall Foliage Illumination in Otaguro Park in Ogikubo, one of the best in the west side of Tokyo.