2024 Coto Travel Guide: What To Do In Japan In April

Spring paints Japan with a breathtaking palette of vibrant colors, and April sits right at the heart of this enchanting transformation. From the delicate dance of cherry blossoms (sakura) to invigorating outdoor activities and unique cultural experiences, Japan offers something for every traveler in April.

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Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Undoubtedly, April’s star attraction in Japan is still the Sakura season. Witnessing these ethereal flowers unfurl their delicate petals is a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon. Here’s how to make the most of it:

目黒川 Meguro River

上野恩賜公園 Ueno Park

Photo By www.gltjp.com

西平畑公園

Want to know more recommended places? Check out this blog: Your Guide to 花見 Hanami in Tokyo 2024: Stay Under the Pink Canopy.

While Sakura steals the show, April offers a vibrant display of other spring blooms. Wisteria tunnels create a fairytale-like atmosphere, while vibrant pink moss (shibazakura) carpets the slopes of some regions.

For Wisteria viewing

亀戸天神社

Photo By 亀戸梅屋敷

日枝神社

小石川後楽園

Photo By MATCHA

國領神社

旧芝離宮恩賜庭園

For Shibazakura viewing

羊山公園

Photo By トラベルjp

東京ドイツ村

Photo By Klook

富田さとにわ耕園

Photo By トラベルjp

みさと芝桜公園

Photo By 高崎市

市貝町芝ざくら公園

Springtime Adventures

April’s pleasant weather beckons outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some exciting options:

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Photo By 黒部ダム

This historic route offers a scenic journey through the Japanese Alps. Accessible from mid-April, it offers breathtaking mountain vistas and unique flora.

立山黒部アルペンルート

Cultural Delights

Spring Festivals

Immerse yourself in the joyous spirit of spring festivals like the Takayama Spring Festival, known for its elaborate floats and vibrant parades. Beppu Hot Spring Festival offers a unique experience – free entry to various hot springs alongside a ceremonial mountain fire.

別府八湯温泉まつり

  • Date: 2024/04/01 to 2024/04/07
  • Location: 大分県別府市松原町(松原公園)
  • Opening Hours: 9:30~16:00
  • Parking ✓

高山祭 Takayama Spring Festival

Photo By まつりーと

Japanese Baseball

Experience the fervor of Japanese professional baseball. Catch a lively game and soak up the enthusiastic atmosphere at iconic stadiums like the Tokyo Dome.

甲子園 Koshien

Planning Your April Trip in Japan

  • Weather: April experiences mild temperatures with occasional rain showers. Pack light layers and a rain jacket for adaptable comfort.
  • Accommodation: Book your accommodation well in advance, especially during the peak sakura season. Consider traditional ryokan stays for a truly immersive experience.
  • Transportation: Japan boasts an efficient public transportation network. Invest in a Japan Rail Pass for seamless travel between major cities.

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