Top 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Japan in Spring 2024

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10. Chureito Pagoda

Chureito Pagoda, which is recognized as one of the best spots to view Mt. Fuji, is arguably even more famous for its views of the mountain than it is for its cherry blossoms. 

9. Himeji Castle

Himeji-jo is the best surviving example of a Japanese castle building from the early 17th century.

8. Mt. Yoshino

Mt. Yoshino is well-known for its spectacular seasonal vistas. There's always something new to see, and each season delivers a new adventure. Ride the Yoshino Ropeway, one of Japan's oldest, to see some of the mountain's most stunning views.

7. Inabe Plum Grove

The Inabe Plum Grove is part of the Inabe-shi Agricultural Park and contains about 4,500 plum trees of 100 types. Plums blossom from late February to early March.

6. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which travels across the Northern Alps' 3,000 m-class mountains, is one of the world's leading mountain tourist routes.

5. Kawachi Wisteria Garde

The Kawachi Fujien Wisteria Garden, located in the hills southwest of Kitakyushu, is well known for its two 100-meter-long wisteria tunnels. The gardens are available to the public twice a year, once during the spring wisteria season and once in the fall.

4. Chidorigafuchi

Chidorigafuchi is famous for being One of Tokyo's most magnificent cherry blossom viewing locations.

3. Fuji Shibazakura Festival

The festival is usually held between mid-April and late May or early June. The optimum time to see the blossoms changes by year, but it is normally during the first three weeks of April - May.

2. Nemophila Harmony

The park has become famed for its baby blue-eyes flowers, with 4.5 million of the translucent-petaled blue flowers blossoming in the spring attracting visitors.

1. Hirosaki Castle Cherry Blossoms

Hirosaki Park in Hirosaki City is well renowned as one of Japan's top sakura (cherry blossom) viewing places, owing to the combination of cherry blossoms and the stately Hirosaki Castle.