For those looking to avoid the crowds in Nara, Hasedera Temple is a great day trip from Nara, Kyoto or Osaka.
For 2023, cherry blossoms in Kyoto are expected to start around the end of March and to be in full bloom around early April.
Up north in Hokkaido, the cities of Asahikawa, Nayoro and Shibetsu await ski and snowboarding enthusiasts in winter, as well as nature lovers and foodies throughout the year.
Hokkaido is the vacation you never knew you needed.
One of the most stunning sights you'll ever see, but getting there is difficult. Let us help with our transportation breakdown.