We have had quite a few unseasonably warm days this winter, so it is predicted we will get cherry blossoms opening quite a bit earlier than usual this year. Blossoms are expected to open in Tokyo around March 15-18, meaning full bloom can probably be expected around March 25th-28th.
Although there won’t be any international tourists this year, if you happen to be in the area or are planning future visit when it is safe again, be sure to check out Zenpukuji-gawa Green Park and Wadabori Park along the Zenpukuji River for less-crowded sakura viewing locations in Tokyo.
Happy New Year from Experience Suginami Tokyo. This year we are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are doing our best to provide you with information useful and interesting looking toward your next visit to Japan, whenever it may be possible! As a reminder, our Emergency Info page has links to useful information for keeping track of the current pandemic situation in Japan. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and look forward to your next opportunity to have a safe visit to Suginami.
The Koenji public bathhouse “Kosugi-Yu“, established in 1933, was registered as a National Tangible Cultural Property on January 6th, 2021. The bath house is popular among all ages for adding cultural activities including various events, yoga workshops, and art exhibitions, in addition to having a variety of baths such as their ever-popular milk bath.
After cancellation upon cancellation resulting from the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, finally events have returned this October, 2020. Of course, all events will vary in order to keep attendees safe, with measures and precautions taken, but the good news is it is now possible to go out and enjoy some events again. Please note that attendees should be on the side of caution, wearing masks and keeping social distance when possible. The October events are Asagaya Jazz Streets on the 23rd & 24th, and Koenji Fest on the 24th & 25th. Nishi-Ogikubo Chasampo, usually held in the summer, will be held on October 31st and November 1st. November events are Trolls in the Park from the 3rd – 23rd, and Suginami Festa and Ogikubo Music Festival on November 7th & 8th. All events are mostly outdoors besides the classical music festival which will have options to view performances online. Please check the respective links and websites for details.