Street level Tokyo: what did Tokyo look like this weekend? :REAL ESTATE

Nationwide, people in Japan enjoyed a three-day weekend (March 20-22) and were greeted with a national holiday (Vernal Equinox Day) on Friday in the spring.

Below are amateur photos taken on the Tokyo subway to take a look at the street of what the city looked like this weekend.

Thursday, March 19 A panel of experts had recommended avoiding large gatherings and closed areas to control the spread of the novel corona virus. For the same reason, officials have also asked people not to do hanami (cherry blossom picnics), one of the most important and popular annual rituals in Japan. The photos below provide only some anecdotal evidence, but it seems that many people in the Tokyo metropolitan area have not followed these recommendations (except maybe near the Tokyo Tower?).

Nakamise Street, Sensoji (Temple), Asakusa, March 21, 2020, around 1 p.m. Photo: Real Estate Japan

China Town, Yokohama

China Town, Yokohama, March 20, 2020, around noon. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Nakano Central Park, Nakano, Tokyo

People with cherry blossom picnics in Nakano Central Park, March 22, 2020, around 3:00 p.m. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Oshiage Station – SkyTree

Oshiage Station, SkyTree. Photo: Real Estate Japan

Tokyo tower

Tokyo Tower, March 22, 2020. Photo: Scott Kouchi

Main photo: Sensoji (temple) in Asakusa, around 1 p.m.

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