Extravagant viewing Japan’ s cherry bloom in the shadow of a volcano, or even surrounded by Hiroshima’ s battle time history?
Skyscanner reveals that some of the most dramatic places to catch Japan’ s well-known cherry blossom are not only less packed than hot-spots like Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo – but usually also much cheaper to get to for last-minute trips from Singapore too.
According to the data from Skyscanner, this past year Hiroshima and Kagoshima attracted simply a fraction of the tourist interest of their better-known neighbours on Honshu – with each other receiving less than 1% of the queries from Singaporean tourists that Tokyo amassed on Skyscanner in 2016.
Not only good for beating the particular crowds though, Skyscanner’ s information also reveals that these lesser-visited areas could also be a cheaper alternative for Singaporeans looking to make a last-minute break this particular Spring.
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Based on data through March 2016, last-minute flights in order to Hiroshima and Kagoshima from Singapore for travel in April had been respectively 48% and 25% less expensive than flights to Tokyo*. Plus early indications suggest that there will be comparable cost savings to be had on last-minute pauses this year too.