The warm March weather indicates an early season for cherry blossom viewing in Kanto and Kansai regions. Is it also a warm weather in north of Tokyo? Mother nature is unpredictable and flowering is based on many factors, so even it is few days past peak for Yoshino, is it still worth the train ride? Also is there any late blooming to view?
Few questions regarding JR pass and NEX:
If we arrive NRT on Sunday 4/29, will we have trouble reserving a seat to either Kakunodate or Hirosaki for the next day? It is break between 2 weekend holidays but still within the festival time and I have read that it is always busy from Tokyo to Shin Aomori. Is this true?
I need to catch a NEX to NRT on Thursday 5/3. Will I be able to get a seat reservation since it is a busy travel day due to beginning of Golden week?
Thank in advance for your reply!