By Airbnb on March 8, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR, 2 January 2019 – It is not news that Malaysia has a love affair with the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, Malaysia is one of the top ten countries in the world to visit Japan in December 2018 alone. 
With the rise of the “experience economy”, travellers now seek authentic and local activities that goes beyond the usual sightseeing. Off-the-beaten path neighbourhoods and Airbnb Experiences are proving popular with bookings from Malaysia, USA, Australia, Singapore, China, UK, Canada, Thailand and Philippines.
Check out where everyone is headed as Airbnb shares a list of experiences unique to Tokyo for those planning to travel during the cherry blossom season.
Views in Yanaka
Yanaka neighborhood in Tokyo offers travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in authentic Japanese culture, where traditional ways of life are still part of the neighborhood’s daily routine.
The area is known for Japanese sweets, tea and artisanal shops where craftsmen and shop owners take pride in making accoutrements for Kabuki actors and geishas who used to wander the neighborhood’s narrow alleyways. Springtime sees Yanaka Cemetery bursting with expansive cherry blossom trees, an alternative yet beautiful way to see these blooms in full force.
Alternatively, you can also make cherry blossom trip a memorable one by connecting with the locals whether you are in Tokyo, Osaka or Kyoto. The local Airbnb host community, passionate about their local culture has created unique sakura-themed Experiences and discover unique elements of Japanese culture. Goodbye crowds in parks for hanami-viewing, and instead participate in what locals do as well.