5 Hotels & Ryokan to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms: From Inside Your Room to Inside a Hot Spring!

At last the warm rays of spring are gradually trickling through, and already the news is rolling in for the cherry blossoms in Japan.


If you’re in Japan this spring, then take a look at some of these great hotel plans you can look forward where you too can enjoy Japan’s pink season.



HOSHINOYA Kyoto, the luxurious resort operated by Hoshino Resorts where every room has a view of the river, is holding four exciting activities for hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of flower viewing. The activities are themed on a hanami sojourn deep in Arashiyama.


Activities include Sakura Fune (Cherry Blossom Boat), where you can enjoy hanami from a boat; the Sakura Chakai (Cherry Blossom Tea Party) where you will be seated in view of the mountain’s cherry blossoms; and Yozakura Dinner (Evening Cherry Blossom Dinner) where you can enjoy a meal amongst the lit-up cherry blossoms. Each activity offers an engaging hanami experience courtesy of Arashiyama’s spectacular cherry blossom scenery.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/85392



Address: 11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzanchō, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (25 guest rooms)






Kichijo CAREN – Hokkawa Hot Spring, Higashiizu

Kichijo CAREN is a place where you can enjoy many kinds of cherry blossoms while inside a hot spring.

The view from “Izu Kitagawa Onsen Moon Road” which was chosen as one of Japan’s 100 famous views is absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy a romantic view from either the guest room or hot spring.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/87911



Kichijo CAREN (Higashi Izu / Kitagawa Onsen)

Address: Kitagawa Onsen, Higashiizucho, Kamogun, Shizuoka Prefecture








Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu

For a limited time only, you can relish in a special hotel plan and get your fill of cherry blossoms, Japan’s signal flower for spring. Gaze at the rows of cherry trees while feeling the sea breeze against your cheeks from your room balcony and enjoy a hanami experience the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu way.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/94598



Lodging plan; “Sakura Biyori”

Period: 2018/03/25 (Sun.) to 04/08 (Sun.)

Room: Executive Twin Park View (balcony is installed)

Price: 11,500 yen~ (per person, tax and service fee are included)

※The price noted above is the price per person when using the twin room.


  • Lunch course and cherry blossom sweets item will be offered at the Chinese restaurant Turandot Yusenkyo” (3rdfloor) on the day that you are leaving the hotel.

※dessert buffet (weekdays) and cherry blossom dessert plate (Saturday and Sunday) will be offered.

➁ Cherry blossom cocktail will be offered before eating the lunch menu.

➂ Late check out – 12:00 (normal check out time – 11:00)








Hotel Okura Kobe

This hotel is offering a special one-day stay plan where guests can stay in a suite decorated entirely in cherry blossom artwork and décor. Everywhere from the entrance to the living room and bedroom is dotted with cherry blossoms, enabling you to experience Japanese hanami from inside your room. The hotel’s café/restaurant Camelia also sells sweet cherry blossom bread.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/93145



Hotel Okura Kobe

Address: 2-1, Hatobacho, Chuoku, Kobe


Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Hanshin Line Motmomachi Station, shuttle bus service is available from Sannomiya Station (the bus route goes via “Shin Kobe Station” on Saturday, Sunday and holidays)







Hoshino Resort KAI Kinugawa

Kinugawa River in Tochigi Prefecture is about a 2-hour train or car journey from Tokyo. It’s immensely popular as an onsen, or “hot spring” site, and is close to World Heritage Sites and places of scenic beauty.


The KAI Kinugawa hot spring resort at Kinugawa Onsen is offering a limited-time “Yozakura Dining” plan from April 11th to April 20th. For one night, two people can enjoy a banquet while gazing at the cherry blossom trees in the evening. You can also experience “Hanami Roten” and admire the cherry blossoms in full bloom from the site’s famous open air hot springs.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/93077



KAI Kinugawa

Address: 308 Kinugawaonsentaki, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture

TEL: 0570-073-011





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Spring is coming, so be sure to use this list on your holiday trip this year.