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This is Part 4 of our 5 part series on planning the ultimate trip to Japan during cherry blossom season. We will cover every aspect – itinerary, accommodation, packing – of planning an unforgettable trip to Japan during cherry blossom season

Read Part 1 – Visiting Japan during Cherry Blossom Season: An Itinerary (opens in new tab)

Read Part 2 – A Guide to Tokyo (opens in new tab)

Read Part 3 – Accommodation for a trip in Japan (opens in new tab)

Read Part 5 – Budgeting for a trip in Japan during Cherry Blossom Season (opens in new tab)


If you’re planning a visit to Japan during Cherry Blossom season,  then make sure you pack a variety of clothes ranging from summer tops to warm jackets because you are going to need them all!

As for us, we packed a variety of clothes in pastel shades to compliment the sakura blossoms we were expecting to see in Japan – I filmed a video on Instagram showing  everything I packed in my suitcase for Japan and if you saw it, you would’ve noticed most of our clothes were ivory, pale pink, periwinkle blue, or lemon yellow.

But that’s not all – I also packed a couple of kimonos and trousers in rich Oriental fabrics. Dragon motifs paid homage to Japanese culture and history while dark floral prints came handy for adding drama to evenings out in Tokyo. Here’s a Lookbook for inspiration- a lot of these items are pieces I’ve had for ages but I’ve added links to some of the items still available online. If you want to see a practical list of things that goes into our suitcases, then check out this article on packing for travel.

Blue Fur Coat – You can pick it up here.

White Jacket – You can pick it up here.

Blue playsuit – random boutique in Bali

Yellow Dress – Forever 21 (similar here)

Pink Maxi Dress – ASOS (similar here)



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Floral maxi dresses are perfect for cherry blossom season in Japan and South Korea


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Ivory coloured clothes are perfect for Japan’s monuments


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Choose pastel hues to compliment Mt. Fuji


Packing for Japan during Cherry Blossom Season couple
Pale pink sakura petals call for pastel woollies


couple in seoul forest cherry blossoms
Even Vid packed tons of pinks and white for our trip to South Korea and Japan


Packing for Japan during Cherry Blossom Season
Don’t forget to pack lots of woollens as some spring days are rather chilly in Japan and South Korea


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Don’t forget to rent a kimono irrespective of what you pack for your trip to South Korea and Japan


Minnie Mouse backpacks are for DISNEYLAND ? ❣️❣️ 

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You can read all our articles from Japan here.

45 thoughts on “A Lookbook for a trip to Japan and South Korea during Cherry Blossom Season

    1. Thank you so much Donna 🙂

      It was so much fun to photograph different outfits in Korea and Japan!

  1. I’m so enjoying this series. Who knew there was so much to think about when it comes to deciding what to wear. Everything you chose was spot on. Blue against the mountain backdrop and pinks for the cherry blossoms. You guys looked great!

  2. These are all looks a beautiful shot plus I really love the view, I wish I could experience cherry blossom too.

  3. You have the most stunning photos. The one with the floral maxi dress is my favourite the location and dress are both lovely. I would love to visit both Japan and Korea they look lovely.

    1. Thank you so much Melanie 🙂 The scenes in Japan and Korea were just out of a fantasy novel, what with the Sakura in full bloom 🙂

    1. Dear Nayna,

      We love playing with colour and try to pack depending on the scenery in the locations we visit 🙂 Thanks for your kind words 🙂

  4. Wow, what absolutely stunning photos! You both look amazing! I’m very jealous of your trip to Disneyland! xo

    1. Hey Rachel,

      Thanks a lot for the compliment 🙂 this was our very first visit to Disneyland so we were super stoked as well 😀

  5. These are absolutely stunning photos! Super jealous! Japan is a somewhere I have said I wanted to visit… Hoping I get to one day.

  6. What gorgeous images – the blossom is so lovely!
    Visiting Japan is so high up on my bucket list 🙂

    Dani x

    1. Thanks Dani – Japan is truly one of my favourite countries because it offers experiences that are SO different from the rest of the world 🙂

  7. Hi,

    Am planning to go to Japan & S.Korea for Cherry Blossom Apr’18…thinking of 3 nights Tokyo, 4 nights Kyoto (with 1 night @ Surian) & 3 nights Seoul. Is that OK? Shall I reduce a night in Seoul & do an extra night in Kyoto or Surian?

    Appreciate your feedback

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