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The Seasons in Tokyo – Spring Blossoms to Winter Illuminations


Famous for its cherry blossoms, hectic streets and bright lights, Tokyo is a city that changes dramatically throughout the year with long, hot, humid summers giving way to hazy autumn days and crisp cold winters.

This constantly changing climate means that no two trips to Tokyo will ever be the same, with both natural and manmade attractions changing season by season.

To ensure you get the best of Tokyo whenever you decide to visit, here’s a quick guide to the seasonal highlights of this mega metropolis.

Spring

Attracting visitors from all corners of the globe, Tokyo’s cherry trees in full blossom are an incredible sight to see.

Tokyo Spring

Tokyo Spring – Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/7TJQom

Though the exact time these magnificent trees burst into bloom changes year by year, in general the flowers begin to appear in late march and can continue all the way into June.

There are several places in the city offering spectacular views of the trees, with Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen and Chidorigafuchi among the most popular.

Summer

With temperatures regularly exceeding 30˚C and humidity often above 75%, summers in Tokyo are hot and humid. And when it is hot outside, there are few things the residents of Tokyo like to do more than throw a good party.

With a variety of festivals and events taking place throughout the summer, it’s an action-packed time to visit the city.

From the giant water fight that takes place at the Fukagawa Hachiman Festival to the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, the oldest of its kind in the world, if you visit Tokyo in the summer months, be prepared to have a great time.

Autumn

If spring time in Tokyo is all about flowers, autumn is all about leaves as the trees in the city’s many ornamental gardens and parks erupt in a spectacular display of autumn foliage.

From bright yellows and oranges to deeps reds and browns, the magnificent display of autumnal leaves is a truly unforgettable sight.

Though you’ll be able to see some fantastic trees as you travel around the city, head to Rikugien, Koishikawa Korakuen or Mount Takao for a truly breath-taking view.

Tokio Autumn

Tokio Autumn – https://flic.kr/p/5Gbkj3

Winter

Snow might be rare in Tokyo but come late November and December the city’s streets come alive with incredible festive light displays and an array of illuminated shrines.

Though Japan doesn’t celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday, this doesn’t stop it from going all out when it comes to illuminations and there are some breath-taking displays to be seen throughout the city.

From Rappongi Hills to Midtown, different parts of the city seem to compete with each other to see who can produce the most dazzling illuminations.

The most popular locations can become very busy on the 24th December, so try to go before if possible.

Boasting a wealth of attractions throughout the year, fantastic shopping and an array of luxury hotels, Tokyo is undeniably one of the world’s great destinations.

Why not book yourself a trip now and see what all the fuss is about?

 

Relax in the Sicilian Coastal Regions


There is no doubt that Sicily has some of the best and most pristine beaches in the world. Surrounded by the crystal blue Mediterranean, the island has a plethora of stunning beaches and beachfront properties, making it a great place to take a relaxing vacation. The water is swimmable almost all year round and there are even some natural springs to enjoy during the colder months. If you want to have a truly relaxing stay in Sicily then find one of the many beachfront holiday homes to rent and take a real vacation on the magical isle.

Sicilian Coast

Sicilian Coast

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Romantic Destinations of a Lifetime


Whether it’s your first holiday together, honeymoon or anniversary, a holiday to one of the world’s most romantic destinations is sure to put that spark to your relationship. Think white sandy beaches, endless sunsets and crystal clear waters against a backdrop of luxury. There’s nothing more romantic than the thought of spending quality time with your loved one in a stunning location, surrounded by culture and natural beauty. Create memories that will last a lifetime with a special break for just the two of you and experience some of the world’s most beautiful and breath-taking resorts.

Maldives

With its exotic, breath-taking landscape and fabulous resorts, it is hardly a surprise that the Maldives remain a firm favourite with A-list celebrities. A range of amazing activities await you, from the relaxing indulgence of spas and picturesque lagoons to a range of water sports for those couples with a sense of adventure. With a variety of stunning locations to suit everyone, the Maldives is the choice destination for couples in search of a holiday with a touch of class and glamour. Romantic evening walks along the beach await you, with plentiful bars and restaurants to enjoy each other’s company. Read more

 

Decadent Countryside Getaways


The great British staycation is seemingly becoming ever popular, but unlike the British holidays of days gone by, things have changed enormously. Think less camping and more glamping, allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors whilst coming home to comfort and better yet, electricity. With so much stunning scenery on offer, it’s understandable why.

Norfolk countryside

Norfolk countryside

Whether you’re planning a week in the incredible Scottish Highlands, several days in the inspiring Lake District or a weekend in the gorgeous Norfolk countryside, there are plenty of ideas for accommodation, food and activities that guarantee you will have a decadent countryside getaway. Read more

 

Iced Luxury: Unusual Luxury Holidays in Chilly Destinations


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An Insight into Sardinia


For many, this beautiful island below Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea is without doubt the jewel in Italy’s crown and its popularity amongst Read more

 

Hidden in Full View


London boasts an incredible range of activities and attractions and a whole host of accommodations, restaurants and nightlife to compliment it. However, much of London is fast becoming a cliché as everyone who stays in the city watches the changing of the guards at Buckingham palace and visits the massive Arts collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Read more

 

Destination Australia – A Quick Guide to Sydney


Sydney has become one of the most popular destinations for travellers around the globe in the past couple of decades, whether for business or pleasure. From its magnificent architecture, such as the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the laidback atmosphere around the city there is so much fun to be had in this cosmopolitan city. It has also become an important location for those looking to escape for a year in the sun and work after finishing University, who appreciate the culture on offer in the city and its impressive nightlife. Read more

 

Essential Spring Watching Spots in the South-West


The South-West of England is home to some of the best scenes of natural beauty across the UK, and what better time is there to witness the wonders of the natural world than the springtime? If you’re a keen naturist and haven’t yet have the opportunity to experience what the South-West has to offer, try to get down this spring, and experience some of the following natural wonders.  Once you’ve been, you’ll go again and again. Read more

 

Tropical Paradise – Cairns, Australia


With its lush tropical climate, Cairns, Australia has quickly become a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and tourists from around the world. Read more

 
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