Tokyo dazzles with its heavenly mix of tradition and passion. The high-rise buildings and the cozy corners under cherry blossoms, both exist in perfect harmony in this city that may look like a place out of a sci-fi film but is actually one with deep roots in culture and tradition. And April is the perfect time to witness this marvellous place covered in pink. This is the month when the numerous cherry blossoms across the city bloom, covering the entire city in a pinkish hue.
Expenditure for two (excluding flights and visa): Daily expenses in Tokyo can range between ₹10,000 to ₹24,000 a day for two, inclusive of meals, accommodation and local transport.
Weather in April: This is spring time in Tokyo, and the weather remains between 10 and 19 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Sensoji Temple, Tokyo Skytree, Shibuya, Takeshita Street, Yoyogi Park, Mt. Fuji
How to get there: Fly to either of Tokyo's two airports – Narita Airport or Haneda Airport. From Narita Airport, for a cost of 3000 YEN (2000 rupees), or free with the Japan Rail Card (JRC) (more details to follow), and 90 mins of your time, you’ll be in the city centre. From Haneda Airport it’s 410 YEN (270 rupees) and 15 minutes.
Where to stay: Tokyo has more than 1,200 hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts. You can pick Hyatt Regency Tokyo if you wish to live in luxury, or choose one of the globally popular capsule hotels like Booth Netcafe and Capsule. You can look for more options here.
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Further reading: How To Fall In Love With Tokyo In Just 3 Days