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Cherry blossoms at the Hirosaki Castle Park in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan = Shutterstock

Cherry blossoms at the Hirosaki Castle Park in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan = Shutterstock

April in Japan! Snowy landscape, cherry blossoms, nemophilia ....

In April, beautiful cherry blossoms are blooming in various places in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and other cities and are crowded with people who see the cherry blossoms. After that, fresh green grows. Then moss slime and nemophila will start to bloom. In April you will enjoy a very pleasant trip. On this page, I will introduce you what kind of trip can be done in April.

Information of Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido in April

If you plan on going to Tokyo, Osaka or Hokkaido in April, please click the image of the slider below and go to see more information.

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Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Tokyo Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

If you go to Tokyo in April, you will enjoy a pleasant trip. Tokyo has a mild climate in April. The temperature is comfortable. In early April you can also enjoy cherry blossoms. Based on the data released by the Japan Association, I will introduce the Tokyo in April. Below are articles about the monthly in Tokyo. Slide it and check the you want to know. Below are articles about the in Osaka and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Tokyo, please note that the in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. For clothes, please refer to the following article. Table of Contents1 Weather in Tokyo in April (overview)2 Tokyo weather in early April (2018)3 Tokyo weather in the middle of April (2018)4 Tokyo weather in late April (2018) Weather in Tokyo in April (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in April ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) After late March, the temperature in Tokyo will rise at a stretch. In April, there are days when the maximum temperature exceeds 25 degrees. It's warm, so you will no longer see people wearing a coat in the city. However, there are days when it gets cold at night. Therefore, if you go to see cherry blossoms at night, take a coat or a jumper. As it may rain in April, please carry ...

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Tourists under cherry blossom tree at osaka castle in spring season osaka japan = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Osaka Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

In Japan it is the spring tourist season from April to May. Because there are many warm and comfortable days, the tourist spots are crowded with people from home and abroad. Osaka is also in a full-fledged tourist season from April. If you stay in Osaka in April, what kind of clothes should you prepare? On this page, I will tell you the weather of Osaka in April. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Osaka. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in April. If you plan to go to Hokkaido besides Osaka, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Osaka. Table of Contents1 Weather in Osaka in April (overview)2 Osaka weather in early April (2018)3 Osaka weather in the middle of April (2018)4 Osaka weather in late April (2018) Weather in Osaka in April (overview) Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in April ※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010) The climate of Osaka is roughly the same as other major cities in Honshu such as Tokyo. In April, the day when the maximum temperature exceeds 20 degrees continues. The weather is roughly good. So, you can turn around sightseeing spots comfortably. It is warm, so you probably do not need jumpers etc during the day. However, in the evening the temperature will be lower by 10 degrees more ...

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In late April, tourists walking in Goryokaku Park, watching beautiful cherry blossoms, Hakodate, Hokkaido = Shutterstock

Life and Culture

2018/6/12

Hokkaido Weather in April! Temperature, rain, clothes

On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in April. The weather of Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo. In Hokkaido, snow may still fall even in April. It gets much warmer during the day, but sometimes it is pretty cold, so beware. This article contains many pictures that will help you imagine the weather in April in Hokkaido, so please refer to them. Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Slide it and check the weather you want to know. Below are articles about the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in April. Tokyo and Osaka have different weather conditions from Hokkaido, so please be careful. Table of Contents1 Q & A about Hokkaido in April2 Weather in Hokkaido in April (overview)3 Hokkaido weather in early April4 Hokkaido weather in the middle of April5 Hokkaido weather in late April Q & A about Hokkaido in April Does snow fall in April in Hokkaido? In the first half of April, snow may fall in some cities such as Asahikawa and Sapporo. However, in urban areas, basically you can not expect a snow scene. On the other hand, snow falls in the mountains. You can still enjoy winter sports at Niseko and other ski resorts. How cold is Hokkaido in April? The temperature of Hokkaido will gradually rise in April. By mid April, the daytime maximum temperature will exceed 10 degrees Celsius. In urban areas such as Sapporo, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late April, and spring comes. What kind of ...

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You can enjoy spring skiing at some ski areas.

In general, the Japanese archipelago comes to spring in April every year, but some ski resorts continue to operate in Hokkaido and Honshu mountainous areas. You can enjoy spring skiing. If you are traveling with children, you can try snow playing or sledding at the ski slopes.

Spring skiing is somewhat different from winter skiing. In winter you will play in very cold weather. On the other hand, the temperature is a bit warmer in the spring. Outside of the ski resort the snow melts and there are sometimes little snow on the roads and around the hotel. You may ski while watching the surrounding fresh green.

Even ski resorts often rain in April. You can not enjoy the real snow scenery. Skiware should use rental service. However, you may not need much thick clothing.

Representative ski resorts that continue to operate every April are as follows. There are many ski resorts, but I personally recommend Niseko in Hokkaido and Hakuba Village (HAKUBA 47, Happo-One) in Nagano Prefecture. If you are an advanced skier, and want to enjoy skiing in earnest after spring, I recommend the Gassan Ski Resort in Yamagata Prefecture.

Hokkaido

Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort
Sapporo International Ski Resort
Asahi-dake Ropeway Ski Resort
Kiroro snow world

Tohoku region

Zao Onsen Ski Resort
Appi-Kogen ski Resort
Hoshino Resort Nekoma Ski Resort
Gassan Ski Resort (opens in early April and will be open until July. Please refer to the following video)

Kanto region, Chubu region

Marunuka Kogen Ski Resort
Tanbara Ski Park
Naeba Ski Resort
Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
HKUBA 47 Winter Sports Park
Hakuba Happo-One ski resort
Tsugaike Kogen Ski Resort
Akakura Ski Resort
Shiga Kogen Ski Resort (Takaamagara, Ichinosu)

It is also recommended to see the snowy walls at Tateyama

From April 15th, as I mentioned on another page, you can also go to Tateyama in central Honshu to see huge snow walls. Snow walls can be seen until June. If you want to enjoy snow scenery outside the ski resort, I recommend this snowy wall. The official website of Tateyama is the following.

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You can see cherry blossoms, moss grasses, and nemophila

Japan crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Kyoto by partaking in seasonal night Hanami festivals in Maruyama Park at Kyoto, Japan. = shutterstock

Japan crowds enjoy the spring cherry blossoms in Kyoto by partaking in seasonal night Hanami festivals in Maruyama Park at Kyoto, Japan. = shutterstock

Cherry blossoms start to bloom in northern Honshu and Hokkaido since mid April

In April, you can watch various flowers. Cherry blossoms, the representative flower of Japan, will start in Kyushu every year in late March. Sakura blooms in the main cities of Honshu such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka from the end of March to the beginning of April.

You can not see the cherry blossoms in Tokyo etc, unless you can make it in time for this timing in a week or so. But it's okay. Cherry blossoms will also begin to bloom in northern Honshu and Hokkaido. If you want to see cherry blossoms, I recommend you to add northern Honshu and Hokkaido to itinerary. Cherry blossoms are blooming in northern Honshu and Hokkaido every year below.

Flowering date in average year

Hokkaido

Sapporo        around May 3rd
Hakodate      around April 30

Tohoku region

Aomori          around April 24
Morioka         around April 21
Akita              around April 18
Yamagata      around April 15
Sendai           around April 11
Fukushima     around April 9

Personally, the cherry blossoms at Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture are particularly recommended. The cherry trees blooming in the traditional castle are very beautiful.

Let's go to see grass cherry blossoms and nemophila!

When the cherry blossoms season ends in the main cities of Honshu, this time the shibazakura (grass cherry blossoms) and nemophila flowers are at their peak.

I especially recommend flowers in the following places. Beautiful flowers that can not defeat the cherry blossoms are blooming all over and are superb. If you are planning a trip to Japan during these times, please add it to your itinerary.

Recommended places

Nemophila

Hitachi Seaside Park (Ibaraki Prefecture)
Nemophila is beautiful from late April to mid May. Rape flowers and tulips are also blooming in April. Below is the official website of Hitachi Kaihin Park.

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shibazakura

Fuji Motosu Lake Resort (Yamanashi Prefecture)
In the vicinity of Mt. Fuji, the grass cherry blossoms are beautiful every year from mid April to late May. Fuji in the background, a wonderful landscape spreads. Below is the official website of Fuji Motosu Lake Resort.

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Let's be careful about traffic jams in popular tourist spots

Many places in the Japanese archipelago are very easy to spend in April. So, you can spend a pleasant time not only in the place I introduced above but also in various tourist spots.

However, there is one thing I want you to pay attention to. It is a traffic jam. Japanese people often travel sightseeing in Japan in April. In addition, since the number of tourists visiting Japan increases year by year, famous sightseeing spots are very crowded.

For example, my friend caught up in a traffic jam when going to see moss slope from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, it took seven hours to go to the place. If you go to a famous sightseeing spot on a day trip from Tokyo, I recommend that you depart as soon as possible in the morning.

In Japan, elementary school and junior high school are on vacation from late March to early April. For this reason, there are so many families going on sightseeing trips during this period. From the end of April to the beginning of May is the period of long vacation called "Golden Week". Also at this time, famous sightseeing spots are very crowded and please beware.

 

I appreciate you reading to the end.

 

About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

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