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Written by Akshaya Manoharan on April 25, 2023 Share on

Japan- know the facts and the festivities :

Japan tourism is getting popular with attractions ranging from ancient temples to modern cities. April is the beautiful month of cherry blossoms. Nothing but love and joy are present in the city. Throughout the entire year, Japan is a fantastic destination. After visiting Japan, you can only depart physically because your spirit stays behind. The nation represents both contemporary and historically-rooted modern love. There are a variety of Japan tour packages available, from budget-friendly options to luxury experiences. The following are some important considerations if you’re thinking about visiting Japan in April.

Weather in Japan in April 2024

In Japan, April is a very pleasant time of the year, weather-wise. The average temperatures during this month are mild, with highs ranging from 19 to 21 degrees Celsius in major cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. The weather is generally sunny and dry, with occasional rain showers.

April is also the start of cherry blossom season in Japan, which is a major attraction for tourists from all over the world. The cherry blossoms usually start to bloom in late March or early April, and last for about two weeks. During this time, many parks and gardens across the country are filled with beautiful pink and white flowers, and people gather to have picnics and celebrate the arrival of spring.

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Weather in Japan in April 

Festivals and Events in Japan in the April 

  1. Cherry Blossom Festivals – Many cities in Japan hold cherry blossom festivals in April, where you can enjoy the beautiful sakura trees in full bloom. Some of the most famous cherry blossom spots include Tokyo’s Ueno Park, Osaka Castle Park, and Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Path.
  2. Hiroshima Flower Festival – This festival is held in Hiroshima city in mid-April, and features parades, music performances, and food stalls. The festival is held to celebrate the arrival of spring and the blooming of flowers in the city.
  3. Takayama Festival – This festival is held in the mountain town of Takayama in early April, and features large floats decorated with intricate carvings and textiles. The festival is known for its traditional atmosphere and is a great way to experience Japanese culture.
  4. Kanamara Matsuri – This festival, also known as the “Festival of the Steel Phallus,” is held in Kawasaki city in early April. The festival is known for its phallic-shaped decorations and celebrations, and is a unique and humorous event.
  5. Tokyo Anime Fair – This fair is held in Tokyo in mid-April, and is a celebration of Japanese animation and manga. The fair features exhibitions, screenings, and merchandise sales, and is a must-visit for anime fans.

Average Expenses for a trip to Japan in April

ExpenseApproximate Cost in INR
Accommodation (1 night in a budget hotel)4,000-6,000 INR
Food (per meal in a mid-range restaurant)1,500-2,500 INR
Local transportation (metro/bus fare)80-300 INR
Taxi (starting fare)350-550 INR
Admission to a museum or tourist attraction500-2,500 INR
Sim card with data plan for 7 days1,500-2,000 INR
Average Expenses for a trip to Japan in April

Overall, April is a great time to visit Japan, with mild weather, plenty of sunshine, and the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom.


What are the famous places in Japan?

From ancient temples and shrines to modern museums and galleries, Japan has something for everyone. The country is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the historic monuments of Kyoto, Nara, and Nikko, which showcase Japan’s rich cultural heritage.

What to wear to the festivals in Japan?

Because the weather can be a bit unpredictable in April with frequent rain showers, it’s always a good idea to dress in layers. As your first layer, dress in lightweight fabrics like cotton or linen, keeping you cool if the temperature rises. Bring along a warm second layer like a light jacket or trench coat. Some may enjoy wearing Yukatas durung the spring festival.

What are the best street foods in Japan?

Yakitori, Takoyaki, Ningyo-yaki, Mitarashi Dango, Crepe, Menchi Katsu, Okonomiyaki, Karaage are some of the must have street foods of Japan. Japans street food vendors are known as Yatai.

What are the Scams to avoid in Japan?

Fake monk scams, Fake money changing scams, spiking drinks, bars that rip you off, being aware of ripoffs, temple vendor scams, Disaster relief scams, scouting for models are some of the scams to stay vigilant of when visiting Japan.

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