April in Japan

One of the best times to visit Japan is in April, for a mild climate filled with truly breathtaking spring blooms. They nation, and the world go wild for the famous cherry blossoms that swathe the country, picnics are savoured and the friendly atmosphere enjoyed.

In April 2019, Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate, the first to do so in over 200 years, resulting in many festivals and celebrations leading up to the accession of his successor, Crown Prince Naruhito.

Below is a list of the best things to do in Japan in April…

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Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

From late March to mid April the Cherry Blossom in Japan is a sight to behold. Visitors flock from all over the world to marvel in this magnificent natural event.

Known as ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing), there are various things you can do to ensure you enjoy the experience to the full:

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Top 3 foods you must bring to Hanami (Cherry Blossom picnic)

With the cherry blossom months approaching, people in Japan are excited to be preparing their annual hanami party (picnic party). Most people start to check the cherry blossom forecast to find out the best time and place to have a picnic under the full bloomed cherry blossom tree and prepare the food to bring to the party. It is a tradition for people to gather for food, drinks, dance and playing games while enjoying the scenery and letting the natural floral fragrance refresh people senses.

There are 3 foods that you must not miss out on and they are traditionally accompanied with sake and  green tea.

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Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan 2017

Cherry Blossom Forecast in Japan 2017
29/03/17 Updates

Are you wondering when is the best time to visit Japan for it’s cherry blossom season?
Check out the Forecast table below for more information for your journey.

Geography Facts: Japan is made up with 4 main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu( listed from north to south)

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