Tokyo events for Monday, February 6 to Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Spring has already sprung (according to the old calendar), so why not take the chance to go see some plum blossoms peeking out of their buds and early blooming sakura?

There is also a chance to see Diamond Fuji this week on February 9 at around 5 p.m at Tokyo Tower. Let’s cross our fingers for good weather.

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Winter Wonder Festival

Figure collectors, this is the event for you! Known as the world’s biggest festival for figures (also known as “garage kits”), Wonder Festival Tokyo is a biannual (twice-a-year) event held at Halls 1-8 of Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. Typically, the winter event is held in February, while the summer event is held in July.

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

One of Tokyo’s biggest and most frequent flea markets, this event takes place over many — if not all — weekends a month. Also known as the Tokyo City Flea Market, it can feature up to 600 (!) vendors on a busy day, making it a great place to hunt for bargains.

Setagaya Plum Blossom Festival

While small, Hanegi Park has about 650 plum trees, making it a fitting location for Setagaya’s ume (plum) matsuri. On weekends during this festival, vendors sell plum-themed food such as madeleines and jelly. There will also be some performances.

Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival

Yushima Tenjin has been a popular spot for blossom-viewing since the Edo era and the festival includes demonstrations of shamisen-playing, traditional dance, tea, and other Japanese cultural events, including a mikoshi (portable shrine) procession on February 26.

Koubai Red Plum Blossom Festival

Every year, the Ushi-Tenjin Kitano Shrine puts on a wonderful plum blossom festival during February that celebrates koubai (red plum blossoms). The shrine enshrines the ancient poet Sugawara no Michizane, who was known for his love of the blooming flower.

Matsuda Cherry Blossom Festival

Around 360 kawazu-zakura trees cover the south side of Mt. Matsuda. These cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in mid-February, earlier than almost anywhere else near Tokyo. To top it off you can enjoy a perfect and unique view of Mt. Fuji together with the blossoms! We expect the weekends will be the most eventful.

Miura-kaigan Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

More than 1,000 Kawazu-sakura trees line the road from Miura-kaigan station to Komatsugaike Park for this annual, much-anticipated festival. February 5 is the official start date of the festival but check here for a live feed of the current blooming status.

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