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Hello Spring: 6 Picture-Perfect Places in Japan to Spend your Spring Break

Spring in Japan

Spring is undoubtedly my favorite season. The bright colors, the flowers in bloom, the feeling of a new beginning. There are several destinations around the world that look magnificent come springtime, but only a few come close to the beauty of Japan. 

Japan looks majestic all throughout the year, but its landscapes during the months of March to May are in a league of their own. During spring in Japan, the famous pink cherry blossoms are in full bloom everywhere, and several flower festivals are celebrated across the country. 

If you are planning to spend your spring break in the Land of the Rising Sun, have a look at 6 beautiful destinations that you definitely should not miss. By using a one-stop shop for your travel services such as Traveloka, you can find the most affordable flights, hotel accommodations, and even popular attraction tickets. Check their website and you can book some cheap flights to Japan and start exploring Japan! 


  1. Himeji Castle, Hyogo

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If a white and elegant hillside castle is not magical enough, combine that with a tree line fully blooming pink sakuras. Well-preserved and rich in history, the Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the quintessential surviving example of early Japanese castle architecture. Over 1,000 cherry trees are found in the Himeji Castle grounds, transforming the scene into a precolonial painting. 

How to get there: 

From JR Himeji station, go through Central ticket gate and proceed to the right to North   exit. It will be a 15-20 minute walk

Operating Hours: 

9:00-17:00, last entry at 16:00

9:00-18:00 from April to August


1000 Yen for Castle

1050 Yen for Castle and Grounds

2.  Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

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Even in the busy streets of Tokyo, the dainty pink sakuras are ubiquitously located. Smack in the middle of Tokyo is Yoyogi Park, a green oasis and a hub for rest and relaxation for locals and tourists alike. Yoyogi Park is arguably one of the most visited cherry blossom viewing sites because of its urban charm and accessibility. Make sure to stage a hanami (cherry blossom viewing) of your own by setting up a picnic under the sakuras

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How to get there:  

Take the JR Yamanote line train to Harajuku station. At the station exit,  turn right and walk for 200 meters

Operating Hours: 

5:00- 20:00 ( May to September)

5:00-17:00 ( October to April ) 

3.Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki 

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Spread out across 350 hectares of land, the Hitachi Seaside Park is a vast green space filled throughout the year with seasonal flowers. The park’s specialty is its blue nemophilia covering Miharishi Hill in the spring. 

During these bright and breezy months, the iconic hill looks like a reflection of the blue sky. It’s easy to lose track of time when on a peaceful stroll across Hitachi Seaside Park. 

How to get there:  

This is 2 hours away from Tokyo . Take the train to Katsuta station for 1.5 hours and then take a 15-minute bus ride. 

4.Fuji Motosuko Resort, Yamanashi 

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In the mood for a Mount Fuji sightseeing? In Fuji Motosuko Resort in Yamanashi, you get a double deal of a stunning fuchsia floor made of shibazakura (moss phlox) and a great view of Mount Fuji. During springtime, you can join the Shibazakura Festival and go on a taste tour of the different specialties in the Mount Fuji area.

How to get there:

The closest train station is Fujikyuko Line, Kawaguchiko Station and for the bus it’s Kawaguchiko Station. Walk from whatever stop you get out of. 


5.Dragon Farm, Chiba

Dragon Farm


Spring doesn’t just mean flowers in bloom; it also means the perfect season for berries! Dragon Farm in Chiba is a little homey farm near Tokyo where you can pick your own strawberries straight from the bush. Dragon Farm offers 14 different varieties of strawberries, which they also use to make jams, jellies, and cakes. 

The farm closes once all of the berries have been picked, so make sure to reserve your ticket and come early!

How to get there:

Take a train o Tsuga Station then take a cab to the park. 


6.Mount Yoshino, Nara

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If talking about cherry blossoms, how can we even forget about Mount Yoshino? This mountain in Nara Prefecture is covered by more than 30,000 cherry trees of different varieties, first planted 1,300 years ago and have been maintained ever since. Going up the slope, you also get to pass Yoshino’s rich culture of temples and shrines, while having a romantic hanami under the trees along the way. 

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How to get there:

Take a train to  Yoshino-guchi station then switch to take the train to Yoshino Station then walk up the incline  all the way up to the park. 

Spring is a beautiful time to go outside, breathe some fresh air, and explore wherever you are. And if where you are is in the beautiful towns of Japan, you are in for a spring break you won’t soon forget. 

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