Spring: see the cherry blossoms in Japan.
It's a classic desire of these months, a real '
': not only Tokyo, from Yokohama to Hiroshima, passing through Osaka and Nagano, are the most sought-after destinations in which to discover the most famous flowering in the world.
Spring has officially arrived and cherry trees are in bloom all over the world, especially in the Land of the Rising Sun, the place par excellence to admire the Hanami show, a Japanese term which means "to observe the flowers"
In fact, between March and April, its prefectures turn pink, attracting travelers from all over the world.
Airbnb data tell of this new trend, which is characterized by an increase in searches in secondary Japanese cities compared to the classic Tokyo, such as Yokohama, Urayasu, Nagano, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Hiroshima.
Here is the complete ranking of the most searched destinations:
From North to South of Japan, there are many places to visit: some are characterized by very old trees, others are close to historical areas or sites of interest and still others allow you to escape from the city to admire pink and white landscapes in the calm
Here are 10 destinations
suggested by the platform
Traditional wooden machiya - Located in the residential area of Kyoto, a few steps from Nijō Castle, this building typical of Japan's historic capital area is characterized by wooden walls and high ceilings.
The inner courtyard, with Shigaraki-yaki pottery and bamboo elements, is an oasis of calm.
Centennial house - In the heart of the Hiroo district, one of the most suggestive in Tokyo, this house boasts a long history and has withstood wars and earthquakes.
Recently renovated and furnished with design accents, it is ideal for filling up with Sakura: the Nakameguro canal is only 2 kilometers away.
450-year-old temple with garden and barbecue
It is one of the very few where you can stay and from here explore the most beautiful blooms of Nara prefecture, famous for its cultural and natural sites - recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites - as well as for the deer, symbol of the city.
Cabin with cedar roof
More rural atmosphere, away from the noise of the city, in a village with more than 800 years of history, you can experience the thrill of sleeping in an authentic hut near a stream, where you can rest and cook a delicious Yakiniku (barbecue).
Don't miss the Nagarekawa Trail, with over 1000 cherry blossoms along the Kose River.
We are west of Tokyo, Yamanashi Prefecture, which turns into a pink and white spectacle in spring.
Here are some of the best spots to view Mount Fuji in all its majesty.
An ideal base for design lovers, this minimal-style accommodation is furnished with vintage objects that the owners have collected from all over the world.
House inspired by the brutalist style
Osaka prefecture is home to wonderful places to enjoy the ephemeral beauty of sakura.
For the living room, a strategic point, like this room inside a house inspired by the brutalist style, where the traditional furnishings and decorations blend well with the architectural structure in concrete.
Modern sea view villa
Those looking for a remote and zen place will be conquered by this design villa with terrace overlooking the Ariake Sea.
Ideal for spending a few days while exploring the Kumamoto prefecture and its blooms at the castle of the same name and at the Suizenji Koen garden.
Glamping with a view of Mount Fuji
Waking up with a breathtaking view?
In this innovative glamping, at an altitude of 1100 meters, it is possible: Japan's highest mountain rises right in front of you.
In spring, stroll to Lake Kawaguchi, whose banks are dotted with cherry blossom trees.
Also not to be missed is the atmospheric Oishi Park.
Charming peasant house between Tokyo and Kyoto
Ideal for those who opt for the classic Tokyo-Kyoto itinerary, this traditional house dating back to the old Japanese period is located halfway, in a small village famous for the production of green tea and bamboo.
Walk or cycle, even aimlessly, to observe endless flowering trees that alternate with bamboo groves and tea fields.
Wooden cabin nestled in the forest
Outside the center of Nagano, the capital of the prefecture of the same name, famous for the XVIII Olympic Winter Games and for being among the greenest and wildest, is this cabin built with wooden logs that combines the best of traditional construction with modern comfort.
Among the flora, there is no shortage of cherry trees along the streets or in the parks.