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1. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

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Hi. I'm thinking about going to Japan in march. Is it going to be too cold? Aside from Tokio, which are good places to visit at this time. I'm thinking about a 14 days trip. Please help me. I must decide soon.

Thank you.

Aline

2. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Well this year is a lot warmer than last year, and I wouldn't say it's that cold in March. You'll need a jacket, but you won't need to be riggesd up in your winter woolies.

If you want to see snow, Hokkaido would be good (but expensive), or if you prefer somewhere warmer, you can't visit Japan without a trip to Kyoto. Definately worth a few days stay. If you can put off the trip till April, you could see the Cherry Blossoms, but then they're really fickle, so you might not get the timing right as they only come out for 2 weeks. But definately a truely amazing site.

3. Posted by aarantes (Respected Member 165 posts) 9y

I imagine the cherry blossom would be amazing. But I got a good deal on air tickets to march. That's why I'm thinking about going now.

Thanks a lot.

Aline

4. Posted by cain1997 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hi Aline, I'm a university student in Kyoto and thought I'd drop a note.
It's really warm in Japan this year, but on these types of years March usually ends up being really cold. You might not need a whole bunch of winter clothing, but bring one warm jacket just in case. Better safe than sorry! If you're planning to go to the Hokuriku Area, then a jacket is a "must".
March is a time when a lot of people visit Kyoto and/or Tokyo. Visiting both places will be very nice. If you get a JR Railway Pass your visit to both places will become very convenient. You can use the bullet train with that pass, so you can stay in Tokyo, visit Kyoto and go back to Tokyo on the same day. My foreing friends really apprciated the service:)
Okinawa is a beautiful place to visit in March, but it's a lot like Hawaii. (well, maybe Guam) If you want to visit a place where you can feel and smell JAPAN, then it might be better to pass that choice and go around the Kansai and/or Kantou area.
Sorry if my English is bad.
If there's anything more that I can do, feel free to PM me :)

Have a nice trip!
Yuko