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Cherry blossom visit in April


#1

Hi,

I will be visiting japan along with 3 of my friends in April first week in Japan for cherry blossom. I had a few queries about it.

  1. Can you please suggest any good cheap accommodations in Tokyo , Kyoto , Osaka and Hakone.
  2. Any must visit places in all of these places?
  3. When would be a good time to start booking for it , since it will be peak season then

#2

I would suggest looking through our resources on these areas:

Osaka and Kyoto are only 30 min apart by train, so you may not need accommodation in both cities, but could use one as a base.

Hakone can be explored easily as a day trip from Tokyo, or an overnight trip.

If you are comfortable in a hostel, you can find dorm rooms to share quite cheaply.

https://tokyocheapo.com/accommodation/

It would be good to book asap, as accommodation fills up fast. In the next month or two, if at all possible.


#3

There’s a few great places to see the cherry blossums

I personally liked in Tokyo:
-Chidorigafuchi either early morning or late late evening [they have rowboat you can rent but you’d have to go line up before opening time]
-Meguro river very early in the morning (less crowds)
-Shinjuku park (paid entry so ~less people)
-Ueno park (you can also line up to rent a swan paddle boat)
Accomodation wise, just anywhere close to a subway station is fine, you can buy a subway pass (1 or 2d) and go sakura-hopping.

Kyoto I’m not as familiar, but I liked philosopher’s path