Top 10 Things to Do in Japan in April

Best things to do & places to visit in Japan in April

The best time to visit Japan! There are numbers of beautiful sights and activities only available in April. I’m going to introduce 10 things you should definitely add to your bucket list if you are travelling in Japan in April. Don’t miss the best highlights of Japanese spring 🙂


1. SAKURA viewing

The top highlight of Japan, cherry blossoms (Sakura in Japanese) fascinate visitors to Japan from all around the world! Don’t miss to visit some of top sakura viewing spots in Japan for the most spectacular views!

Click the link below to find out the best time to see cherry blossoms and amazing viewing spots in Japan!

-Hanami Party

Hanami means cherry blossom viewing in Japanese and it’s a part of spring culture in Japan. Especially in parks, people have Hanami parties with picnic, enjoy drinking with friends and family under cherry trees during the season. Normally they leave plastic blue sheets to reserve their space early in the morning and start Hanami party from day to night. Get your bento box and drinks and party like Japanese with beautiful cherry blossoms!

Recommended places to have Hanami in Tokyo: Ueno Park, Shinjuku Gyoen, Yoyogi Park, Inokashira Park

– Enjoy Yozakura

Yozakura means cherry blossoms at night. In Japan, people enjoy watching cherry blossoms at day and night and there are many places holding illuminations of cherry trees during the season. Here are list of top Yozakura spots in Japan!

Top 5 Yozakura spots in Japan:

Top 5 Yozakura spots in Tokyo:

If you are looking for special activities or tours with cherry blossoms in Japan, please visit the link below!

2. Strawberry Dessert Buffet

Foodies can’t miss this time of year in Japan to taste the premium Japanese strawberries! Japanese strawberries are in season from January to May and numbers of hotels host “strawberry dessert buffet” with their original themes and creative dessert menu.

3. Eat SAKURA sweets

During the spring, many cafes and restaurants in Japan offers limited sweets and drinks featured cherry blossoms. Feel the taste of spring 😉

2019’s Cherry Blossom Food and Drinks:

Starbucks Japan sell many limited items at shops all year around but the most popular SAKURA collections are available only during spring time. The SAKURA collection is out from February and available till it’s sold out. Collect the cutest pink items as much as you can!

Limited SAKURA items by Starbucks Japan:

4. Strawberry Picking

One of the most popular activities in spring. Japanese strawberries are really sweet and tasty. If dessert buffets are not for you, how about picking them by yourself?? There are numbers of strawberry farms around Tokyo offering strawberry picking with all-you-can-eat style 😉

Strawberry Picking around Tokyo:

5. Join Spring Festivals

Festival season starts from April and continues till whole summer. Japanese festivals are best place to feel Japanese tradition and local vibes. Join them if you are around and have the most extraordinary experience 😉

Japan’s 3 biggest spring festivals in April:

6. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a mountain sightseeing route which limitedly opens from mid April to November. However, if you wish to see the great snow wall, it’s only available till end of May, therefore if you visit there in April, you can expect to see higher walls of the snow.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route:

7. Watch Japanese Professional Baseball Games

Baseball has been the most popular sport in Japan for many decades, so how about watching a world-class baseball game with an enthusiastic atmosphere while in Japan? The league is kicking off at the end of March through October, and games are held at several cities across Japan.

Get the tickets of popular Japanese baseball games online!

8. Disney Easter

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Join Tokyo Disneyland’s special event, Disney’s Easter starting from 4 April to early June. The whole park will be decorated with Easter theme. There will be special parades, egg hunting game, limited merchandise at shops and special menus at restaurants and cafes are available.

To check more of events in Disney Resort, check the article: Tokyo Disneyland & DisneySea 2019 Event Schedule

9. Watch more Spring Flowers

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It’s not only cherry blossoms to brighten up Japanese spring. There are many other gorgeous flowers and gardens as beautiful as cherry blossoms and you can only see them during spring.

Beautiful spring flowers apart from cherry blossoms:

10. Hit Okinawa’s Beaches

Don’t wait till summer! If you wanna swim in a beautiful ocean, Okinawa is ready for you in April. Their beaches officially start opening from March and good to swim in April. It’s also good time to avoid crowds and the temperature is moderate.

Okinawa beaches: