Discover Japan’s Cherry Blossoms and Hanami Trails with Hotels.com

Japan’s Acclaimed Cherry Blossoms

Hanami (花見, “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, specifically Japan’s cherry blossoms. In Japan, many travelers embark on the famed ‘Hanami Trails‘, seeking out the most picturesque walks springtime has to offer.

We’ve always had a reverence for the sprightly pink of blossoming Sakura, and have compiled a list of must-see trails to make full use of your time in Japan.

Kanazawa Castle, Osaka

Osaka Saukra
Osaka Cherry Blossom (Picture source: www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura16/160405_osaka.html)
(Photo Source: www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura11/g/sakura11_110414_kanazawa_16.jpg)
(Photo Source: www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura11/g/sakura11_110414_kanazawa_16.jpg)

The renowned Kanazawa Castle gets a complete make-over with the coming of spring. It will take you at least half a day to really explore these magnificent grounds (and have a taste of authentic Osakan food!)

Hokura Shrine, Kobe

Hokura Shrine (Photo source: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g298562-d5412511-i177631587-Hokura_Shrine-Kobe_Hyogo_Prefecture_Kinki.html)
(Photo source: www.welcomekansai.com/sakura/hokura-shrine)
(Photo source: www.welcomekansai.com/sakura/hokura-shrine)

Ueno Park, Hiroshima

Ueno Park (Photo source: wow-j.com/en/Allguides/hiroshima/sightseeing/00979_en/)
(Photo source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSbIHKs0gEQ)

Itsukushima Shrine (World Heritage Site)

(Photo source: www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura10/100403_miyajima.html)
(Photo source: www.japan-guide.com/blog/sakura10/100403_miyajima.html)

These amazing spots are extremely accessible too, as we’ve discovered an exceptional offer for travelling from Singapore to Japan, here.

Hotels.com has deals to each of these locations, so you’ll get a taste of the best Hanami trails Japan has to offer.

Spring has Sprung on Cherry Blossom Deals

Seasonal deal: Subject to availability

Travel Period: March – May 2017

Spring is the quintessential season to experience Japan, lovers and non-lovers alike – the bloom of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms during this period is an iconic and romantic sight for both locals and tourists. It is also the period where Japan cities get absolutely packed. In 2016, a total of 92,700 Singaporeans travelled to Japan during the Sakura season alone. You may be itching to go to the ever-popular Japan for its cherry blossoms, but dread the impending crowds. Not to worry – you can still escape the crowds and get the perfect photos with Hotels.com.

With rooms listed for as low as SGD $38 a night, Hotels.com offers you the best value to enjoy Hanami. Browse through underrated Japanese cities where the cherry blossoms bloom just as beautifully pink – Hiroshima, Kumamoto, and Okayama, and more – and take the best shots without having a crowd behind you.

Grab the best deals here: https://sg.hotels.com/hotel-deals/sakura-sg/tab1

Michelle Julia

Contributing Writer

A keen photographer, Michelle is hardly seen without a spare roll of film handy. She's especially fond of shooting portraits and observing the nuances in human expressions of emotion. In her spare time, Michelle mostly finds herself people watching, or planning trips to explore abandoned buildings with her trusty Yashica. She also takes an interest in fashion designing, and has probably spent just as many hours browsing fashion shows and runway pieces as you have watching Friends.

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