Tokyo Infiorata 2018 to Welcome Tourists With Tokyo Themed Floral Welcome Carpets

18.February.2018 | SPOT

The Hanae Cultural Association will host the second Tokyo Infiorata from March 21st to May 27th, continuing from last year’s event.



When the cherry blossoms bloom and fresh verdure signals the spring, tourists from all across the globe head to Tokyo for the hanami (flower-viewing) season. Japan’s springtime scenery, which begins with cherry blossoms and transitions to sprouts of new green leaves, is part of Japan’s culture and tourism recognized around the world.



Taking advantage of that, many places around Tokyo roll out ‘welcome carpets’ handmade with flowers by locals to invite people to those parts of Tokyo that aren’t considered tourist spots to welcome all tourists – from both Japan and overseas.



Infiorata is an event held on the first Thursday 60 days after Easter to commemorate Corpus Christi. The main highlight of the event is the handmade floral carpets created by locals.



At Tokyo Infiorata last year, approximately 20,000 “Tokyoites” attended to see the 50 welcome carpets scattered around 18 locations throughout Tokyo, beginning with Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho.



The event’s return this year promises to be even bigger, where it will be held in over 30 places around the capital throughout Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama. It has also been officially recognised as part of the “Beyond 2020 Program” by the Cabinet Secretariat of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.



Don’t miss out on Tokyo’s new cultural tourism created by the city’s locals.



Tokyo Infiorata 2018

Running: March 21, 2018 – May 27, 2018

Location: 30 venues around Tokyo (*Currently 27 announced as of February 15th)

       (1)Emio Shakuji Park – March 10th to March 14th

       (2)LaLaport SHIN MISATO – March 10th to March 25th

       (3)Marronnier Gate Ginza – March 12th to April 15th

       (4)Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho – March 21st to March 25th (*Opening ceremony venue – March 21st at 17:00)

       (5)The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho – March 21st to March 24th

       (6)Tokyo Dome City – March 21st to March 25th

       (7)Tokyo Bay Symphony Cruise – March 21st to March 25th

       (8)Iidabashi Grand Bloom – March 24th to March 27th

       (9)Ario Nishi-Arai – March 24th to April 1st

       (10)Nikke Colton Plaza – March 26th to April 6th

       (11)Ochanomizu Sola City – March 30th to April 3rd

       (12)SHIN-YOKOHAMA Prince PePe – March 31st to April 4th

       (13)Sangenjaya Furenai Square – April 1st to April 2nd

       (14)Terrace Square – April 1st to April 5th

       (15)Gotenyama Trust City – April 6th to April 8th

       (16)Hachijō-jima (Sokodo Port passenger waiting area) – April 6th to April 8th

       (17)Hachijō-jima (Hachijōjima Airport) – April 7th to April 8th

       (18)Hachijō-jima (Gallery) – April 7th to April 8th

       (19)Hachijō-jima (“Ojare” multipurpose hall) – April 7th to April 8th

       (20)NHK Studio Park – April 12th to April 16th

       (21)AKASAKA INTERCITY AIR – April 14th to April 18th

       (22)KITTE – April 14th to April 18th

       (23)Urawa CORSO – April 28th to May 4th

       (24)Tokyo Opera City – May 4th to May 8th

       (25)Keisei Rose Garden – May 11th to June 17th

       *Dates for the remaining locations are currently being prepared.