These days, travellers in search of somewhere to lay their weary heads have no shortage of interesting places to check out – and check into. And one of the coolest travel destinations that will never fail curious travellers is Japan – where some of the most unique and impeccably-designed hotels in the world are found.
Japan Meteorological Corporation (JMC) has released its forecast of when the cherry blossoms are expected to bloom across the country in 2023. This is the first sakura season since Japan reopened its borders on Oct 11 in 2022, following restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic – which means it has been almost three years since foreign tourists were able to see the cherry blossoms in spring.
The forecast of when sakuras will bloom in Japan, as predicted by Japan Meteorological Corporation
The earliest flowering will take place in Tokyo on March 21, with its full bloom on March 29, according to the JMC’s second forecast on Jan 26. For Kyoto and Osaka, the flowering dates are March 27 and March 28 respectively. Cherry blossoms in these two cities are forecast to be in full bloom on April 4. Further north, Hokkaido will see cherry blossoms open towards the end of April, with a full bloom on May 2.
In case you’re planning your next journey to Japan, there are many accommodations to choose from but here are some relatively new hotels to consider. Scroll on for more.