I’m a little stuck with my itinerary for Japan.
My issue is, cherry blossom period for Osaka area is 27th March to 5th April. I’m hoping to stay in Osaka/Kyoto for about 6 days, ending on 5th April. However, I then want to travel east through the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, which only opens on 15th April. I would then head to Tokyo region for a week.
As such, my question is, what can I do from 5th April (i.e end of cherry blossom period) until 15th April (for opening of Tateyama Kurobe Route)? From Osaka I was hoping to stay a night in Mount Koya, a night in Nagoya, and a night in Kanazawa (via Takayama and Shirakawago Village) before starting the Tateyama Alpine Route. Are there any places I should stay at before doing the route?
Thanks so much in advance for the advice!