What to do in Tokyo on Valentine’s day?
In Japan, you have two occasions to celebrate love: St Valentine’s day on 14th of February, and The White Day (ホワイトデー) on 14th of March.
The first celebration is coming very soon!
Here are some tips about what to do on this special lover’s day.
Enjoy the early afternoon and the beginnings of spring, for a walk. The trees begin to bloom, this is the perfect day for a romantic stroll, or simply admire the pinky plum blossoms.
-Yoyogi Park, in Shibuya: a must-see in every season
-Hanegi Park, in Setagaya: enjoy the Ume Matsuri, with plenty of plum food
-Kameido Tenjin, in Koto: have a look on Goken no Ume, the famous tree
After a walk, why not sit down in a cozy and welcoming place, and enjoy a heart-shaped latte-art hot coffee, or any heart-warming drink with your beloved one?
-Paul Basset, in Shinjuku: this world barista champion owned-cafe will offer you the most sophisticated art-latte coffee you could find in town
-Starbucks Coffee, almost everywhere in Tokyo: enjoy a Valentine Chocoholic Frappuccino, or a Pink Medley Tea Latte, both launched especially for Valentine’s day
-Porter’s Coffee, in Tachikawa-shi: a bit outside of Tokyo town, this café worth the move. Little British touches, a huge choice of coffees, and some home-made waffles
Time to celebrate: if you’re not into romantic dinners, you can always hang out and have fun in a karaoke, one of the most popular places to have fun in Tokyo.
-Fiora, in Ginza, Roppongi, Shinjuku: this luxury karaoke offers you an elegant choice of rooms and dishes, booking is recommended!
-Karaoke-Kan, in Shibuya: one of the most famous karaoke chain store in Tokyo (also spotted in the romantic movie « Lost in Translation »), you can get a party plan and enjoy food and drinks!
-Shidax, in Roppongi: the ideal spot to hang out with friends, originally decorated rooms and a large choice of food available
If you haven’t found yet your beloved one, invite your friends! Being a single doesn’t mean you can’t have fun on Valentine’s Day. And who knows, Cupid (the Romanian God of love) could have some arrows to shoot.