This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sakura.
The city of Sakura, Japan, is situated in Chiba Prefecture, which is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, the most populous metropolitan area worldwide (with more than thirty-eight million inhabitants). Sakura is considered as classic bed town for Tokyo, with around one hundred eighty thousand inhabitants. However, it has much more to offer than just uninspiring residential areas. You can find universities, worth-seeing museums, samurai houses, a Japan's Top 100 ruined castle, and interesting local festivals such as the Sakura Tulip Festival. The transport from Tokyo and Chiba to Sakura is really convenient. The train takes around forty-five minutes from Chiba and roughly one hour from the city centre of Tokyo.
If you plan to stay here, the number of accommodations such as Sakura, Japan hostels is a bit limited, but you can find some hotels and guesthouses. Generally, the large majority of the accommodations, including your Sakura, Japan hostel as well as the guesthouses, offer free Wi-Fi and are very clean.
The climate in Sakura is subtropical. The summers are hot and humid. The average maximum temperatures range from twenty-six to twenty-nine degrees Celsius during the summer months. The winters are cool and the temperatures rarely drop below zero degree Celsius. You can expect daily temperatures around nine degrees Celsius.
The National Museum of Japanese History was opened in the eighties. The museum is also known by the name of Rekihaku. The permanent exhibitions show important items of the Japanese culture and daily life from the late eighth century to the present time. If you want to visit some more museums, do not miss the Tsukamoto Art Museum, specialized in Japanese swords, and the Sakura Museum of History and Folklore. Sakura Furusato Square is symbolized by an authentic Dutch windmill and is an excellent area to relax. In spring, there is also held the Sakura Tulip Festival, including a rental service for Dutch-traditional clothing for photos.
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