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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???? HANAMI – the annual cherry blossom viewing picnic is immensely significant in Japanese culture. Delicate Sakura flowers bloom ONLY for 2 weeks before they start shedding. Friends, families, and loved ones get together as the blossoms start shedding to picnic together and celebrate this cycle of life and the onset of Spring – of course we had to partake in it ☺️ ????
You can read all our articles from Japan here.