No matter how well you plan your travel days, everything can go down the drain because of the capricious weather! If a rainy awakening is necessarily less motivating than under a beautiful sun, the rain can however sublimate some places or at least not to stop living a superb day to discover Tokyo!
I therefore suggest you discover some Tokyo sightseeing ideas in the rain, all in the company of the talented actress Miiro!

EARLY CHERRY TREES IN FEBRUARY AT SAKURA JINGU

To begin with, nothing to do with the rain but I take this opportunity to introduce you the Sakura Jingu shrine, totally unknown, but which nevertheless houses magnificent Kawazu Zakura, early cherry trees that bloom from early February to early March.

Enough to be able to enjoy spring even in February! 🙂

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The Kawazu Zakura at Sakura Jingu Shrine in Tokyo.
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Rainy cherry trees.

THE MUSEUM OF THE HOTEL MEGURO GAJOEN

Located next to Meguro station (Yamanote line), the hotel Meguro gajoen dates back to 1931 and has a garden and superb art galleries accessible to all (no need to be a hotel guest).

His museum Hyakudan Kaidan is sublime and clearly worth the trip!

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The Hyakudan Kaidan Museum at Meguro Gajoen.

UME MATSURI AT YUSHIMA TENMANGU

February is also the season for Ume, the plum blossoms that herald the start of spring… And in Tokyo, one of the most beautiful places to enjoy it is the sanctuary Yushima Tenmangu and its festival Bunkyo Ume Matsuri.

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Plum Blossom Festival at Yushima Tenmangu Shrine.

SHIBAMATA, ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES IN TOKYO

Direction then Shibamata, one of my favorite places in Tokyo that I already featured in my summer in Tokyo video. Located in the district of Katsushika, it is a place well known to the Japanese for having been the place where the series took place Otoko wa tsurai yo, a very popular old series that lasted 30 years and which starred Tora San, a Japanese traveler, free and good-natured, constantly seeking a soul mate.

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Welcome to Shibamata!

Shibamata is a neighborhood known for its Unagi restaurants, its old shopping street Taishakuten Sando where there are shops over 150 years old, and its Taishakuten temple which has a Buddhist gallery and a superb garden sheltered from the rain.

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The garden of the Taishakuten temple in Shibamata

Right next to the Taishakuten temple is the Yamamoto-Tei tea house, one of the most famous in Tokyo. You can enjoy a good Matcha sheltered from the rain while admiring its garden.

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Yamamoto Tei Tea House in Shibamata.

Not far from Shibamata, there is also the Sento (Japanese public bath) Sakae-Yu which allows you to warm up sheltered from the rain as well as pretty places like the Nanzoin temple and the Mizumoto park, the largest in Tokyo.

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The Sento Sakae-Yu.
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The Jizo statue attached to the Nanzoin temple.

EVENING IN KAMEARI

For the evening, direction Kameari, just next to Shibamata, to enjoy its informal atmosphere in its pretty rainy alleys. There are many bars and restaurants there. This is also the place where the story of the old manga takes place KochiKame known to be the longest manga of all time (200 volumes).

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Right next to Shibamata, the Kameari district.

NIGHT IN NAKANO

A rainy day could not end without a passage to Nakano ! With its large covered Shotengai (shopping street) and its gallery of shops, it is one of the first destinations one thinks of to visit Tokyo in the rain.

Nakano is also a nice nightlife with very photogenic alleys which become even more so once dressed in the rain!

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The pretty alleys of Nakano in the rain.

There you have it, it was a quiet stroll through Tokyo in the rain while waiting for an exceptional video that arrives very quickly … 🙂

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