Tokyo is all the more enthralling with its clear winter skies and the snow capped peak of Mount Fuji finally visible in the distance. Maybe the cold weather keeps the crowds away, or maybe it’s because many Japanese traditions take place over the winter months, but the coldest season is actually a great time if you’re wondering when to visit Tokyo, or looking for a reason to visit. Traditional winter foods are shared between friends and family, and soaking in the therapeutic waters of an onsen becomes weekend ritual for locals. So make the most of things to do in Tokyo in winter without the hoards of summer visitors, and see another side to this vast metropolis beyond the concrete jungle. Here are some of the best things to do in Tokyo in winter.