- Just Booked: Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in April for Cherry Blossoms
- Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Microbars, Amazing Food, Views, & Wanderings
- Osaka: Bullet Train, Food, Nightlife, Aquarium, & Wanderings
- Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku
Back in January, American released a whole bunch of First and Business Class award seats on routes to Asia. It was pre-devaluation, and I was starting to think of ways to burn some AA miles before the late March deadline. Awards to Asia in particular went up quite a bit.
It reminded me a lot of when I booked Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt for Oktoberfest before the United devaluation – similar timing and concept.
I saw routes were open from Dallas (where my new condo is) to Tokyo – a place I’ve always wanted to visit. Dates were open in early April – prime cherry blossom time!
Even more serendipitously, I had to be in Texas around that time anyway for a week-long work meeting.
Of course, booking flights to catch the cherry blossoms is always a bit of a crapshoot. But, I’m happy to report, we arrived just in time to see the beautiful blooms.
This flight was an excellent pre-cursor to a lovely stay at the the Hilton Tokyo in Shinjuku.
I’ve been meaning to post about it for a while, so let’s hop to it.