According to the data from Skyscanner, last year Hiroshima and Kagoshima attracted just a fraction of the tourist interest of their better-known neighbours on Honshu – jointly receiving less than 1% of the searches from Singaporean tourists that Tokyo amassed on Skyscanner in 2016.
Not only good for beating the crowds though, Skyscanner’s data also reveals that these lesser-visited spots could also be a cheaper alternative for Singaporeans looking to make a last-minute break this Spring.
Based on data from March 2016, *last-minute flights to Hiroshima and Kagoshima from Singapore for travel in April were respectively 48% and 25% cheaper than flights to Tokyo.** And early indications suggest that there will be similar cost savings to be had on last-minute breaks this year too.
To help Singapore’s holidaymakers plan their Sakura trips, Skyscanner today released a cherry blossom map, with its hot tips for the country’s best viewing spots – from these ‘hidden gems’ to Honshu’s big cities.
Click on the cities in the map to search for the cheapest flights
Notes to editors
Based on total volume of searches made on www.skyscanner.com.sg in 2016 All price information in the press release and table below is based on the average price of return journeys from Singapore, booked in March 2016, for travel in April 2016. The cost saving percentages are based on comparison to Tokyo over the same time period. Prices are estimated based on the current exchange rate from British Pounds to Singapore Dollars at the time of publishing
|Sakura spot||% savings
(compared to Tokyo)
|Average last-minute Sakura fares in 2016
|Fukuoka||0.3% more expensive||$1,206|