March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the atmosphere while festivals take place all over the world! See the start of the cherry blossom season in Japan, for example. The entire country of Japan is filled with beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. Visiting Japan during the cherry blossom season is a memorable experience.
Round trip from New York ⇄ Okinawa, Japan (March 24th-April 6th) around $1,596 (flight details: https://www.travelpapa.com/y/1z)
Japan turns into a blooming wonderland at the start of each year when its cherry trees blossom. Okinawa takes the lead, turning pinkish-white and it takes until March for cities like Tokyo and Kyoto to follow suit. Make the most of the sweet-smeling air because within a few short weeks, the blossoms will have disappeared altogether.
Cherry blossoms, known in Japan as sakura, are usually in full bloom from the middle of March until the middle of April. Various
cities offer “Cherry Blossom Tours” that will take you on tour of the best places to see the blossoms. While sitting under the
pink cherry blossoms, partake in the traditional Japanese culture.
Experience a green tea ceremony, taste sake, watch a kimono fashion show, relax in the hot springs, savor gourmet kaiseki cuisine, make Okonomiyaki (Japanese popular dish), ride a boat down the Yoshino-gawa River, ride a shinkansen bullet train, and savor the world famous Wagyu beef in Kobe.
Also, if you have time, visit the Fuji-Hakone National Park, majestic castles at Himeji, and the Peace Memorial Museum and Park at Hiroshima. One of Japan’s oldest and most-cherished customs, the hanami, or cherry blossom viewing party, has beocme a worldwide celebration.
Hanami is all about timing: The blooming cycle of the sakura, or cherry tree, is short-lived, usually just one to two weeks from
the first buds opening (kaika) to full bloom (mankai).