What's the Weather like in Tokyo in March
In March, the Temperature begins to pick up, with the average being 9°C. Still ensure you bring warm clothing, as the Temperature can often drop to 4°C during the evening and early morning, and the maximum 10°C. This month may be a great time to visit Yokohama, a resort close to Tokyo.
Across the month, Tokyo usually enjoys an average of four hours of daily sunshine, along with medium cloud coverage which fluctuates between 78% at the beginning of the month and 73% by the end. On average, the sky is mostly clear.
The wind in Tokyo remains calm, with a light breeze
Tokyo is still relatively cool, with minimal humidity. This will soon pick up as the months progress.
Tokyo Hotels in March
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku
Open from April 2015, Hotel Gracery Shinjuku offers comfortable rooms, free WiFi and a restaurant, only a 5-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station's east exit. Seibu Shinjuku Station is a 3-minute walk. Rooms in natural colours have built-in air cleaning, a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle with green tea bags. The toilet is separate from the bathroom, which offers a bathtub, shower, slippers and free toiletries including toothbrushes.
Hotel Metropolitan Edmont
Located in the heart of Tokyo just a 5-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Iidabashi Subway Station, Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo offers comfortable rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. The hotel boasts 6 dining options and massages. Guests stay at either the Main Building or East Wing Building. Nearby Iidabashi Station has 5 subway/train lines and offers direct access to the Shinjuku and Otemachi areas as well as the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium at Ryogoku. A free shuttle to Tokyo Disney Resort is available upon an advance request (subject to availability).
Keio Plaza Hotel
Located in Shinjuku's Skyscraper District just a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Train Station, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo offers sweeping views of Shinjuku, free WiFi and 21 dining options. The comfortable rooms at Tokyo Hotel Keio Plaza offer panoramic views of the Shinjuku skyline. There are a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar and electric kettle. An en suite bathroom comes with a bath, free toiletries and hairdryer. Japanese-style yukata robes and slippers are provided for all guests.
Bars and Restaurants
You simply must try Robot Restaurant - the name is somewhat misleading nobody goes to this Kabukicho wonderland for the food (think convenience store-style bento boxes). If, however, you're more into disco-dancing 'borgs, battling bikini babes and gilded toilets, this is exactly the place for you!
As far as disturbing theme restaurants go, Alcatraz ER has to be close to the top: a prison hospital recreated inside a slightly run-down office building in the middle of Shibuya's love hotel district, Alcatraz delights patrons with everything from drinks served in urine bottles and syringes to creepy nurse waitresses. The grub is mostly standard izakaya fare.
For something slightly more civilized, try Takzawa. The elaborate and inventive cooking is illustrated by a ratatouille of 15 vegetables as a little terrine. In another dish assorted vegetables are harvested from a "soil" of breadcrumbs by the diner. The interior of Aronia de Takazara is petit, with just five tables and enough space for the chefs to freshly prepare all the food.
Things to do in Tokyo in March
The Lantern Festival is held on the 15th and final day of the Chinese Spring Festival and will take place in Yokohama's Chukagai Chinatown at the Ma Zhu Miao, Shrine to the Goddess of the Sea, known as Masobyo in Japanese. There will be a display of paper lanterns on which people's hopes and dreams for the year ahead will be written and performances of lion dances. This takes place on the 2nd March, year after year.
Earth Day Market
If you'd like to support people doing things sustainably, you should head down to Yoyogi Park for its regular Earth Day Market. Some 52 stalls line the 'Keyaki Namiki' stretch between Shibuya and the main part of the park. You can buy organically grown fruit and vegetables, fair trade goods, and handmade crafts. They also have a special recycling setup. Bring leftovers like used tempura oil in exchange for 'R', a special currency used only at the market. You can visit the Earth Day Market website to learn more about it and check when the market is being held.