Many Japanese people regard spring as their favorite season and with good reason! The temperate climate emerges from its wintery hibernation providing arguably the best time to visit Japan all year round. Combine this with an eclectic seasonal cuisine including a menagerie of fresh fruits and vegetables, a renewed energy to the festival and event season and, of course, the week-long appearance of the synonymous Japanese cherry blossoms and it's easy to see why this is such a special time of year. When it comes to organizing your trip there are many things you'll need to bear in mind, so here are 10 insider tips to help you along the way. Spring in Japan means awesome weather.
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Springtime in Japan is an awakening of flora, as it is in other countries as well. If you like flower gardens or if you just enjoy pretty scenery, this is the season to visit. There are many famous places nationwide where you can see the beautiful scenes of pink or yellow or white flowers blooming against the fresh greenery. One thing you want to watch out for is the temperature in spring time. It may rise during the day to the point that you feel comfortable in a short sleeved shirt, but after sunset and also early mornings can be very chilly.
Bear in mind that spring is the most popular time of year to visit Japan and book your accommodation well in advance. Be especially wary of the string of national holidays, known as Golden Week; it's a peak travel period for Japanese that can drive up hotel rates. In , Golden Week will run from 27 April to 6 May. Like someone took a paintbrush to the city, large swathes of Tokyo go from grey to blush pink come cherry-blossom season.