⛩I know. A trip to the grocery store is about as much of a vacation as anyone is getting right now. But while we’re waiting for it to be safe and fun to travel again, wouldn’t you like to think about when’s the best time to take that trip to Japan you were looking forward to for so long?
The good news is, missing the cherry blossoms might just be a golden opportunity to experience some of the secretly undiscovered stuff that nobody has seen yet (but will want to, after they see your killer pix!) Travel planners are so obsessed with sending people to see the pink things, they overlook countless other fantastic Japan experiences that happen at other times of year, without the crowds. Just for starters…
Here are twenty-six reasons that’ll make you’ll be happy you missed the cherry blossoms
Read on: More reasons to come to Japan in MAY
In the next few weeks, I’ll be adding detailed posts about ALL the fun stuff to do each month, so if you’d like to be notified when there’s a new one, scroll down to the subscribe box and sign up to get The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had!
And just a personal note: I hope you’ll consider coming to Japan sometime other than cherry blossom season. Not only do I tell my friends that I’d rather take them to see things that are so much more interesting than the cherry blossoms, there are lots of fabulous restaurants and other businesses dependent on tourism that are going to be hit devastatingly hard by this virus shutdown. If you come back sooner then next cherry blossom season, I guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms and much gratitude, just for coming to enjoy the most amazing country on earth.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of five novels set in Japan
The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon
“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist