Two words: Cherry. Blossoms. Or "sakura", as they are called, are synonymous with spring in Japan and one of the best places to experience them in all their glory is Kyoto. To add to the charm, the city has historic temples and traditional gardens that come alive with delicate pink petals during this season. If you make the visit from late March to mid April, you would be able to enjoy the annual Hanami festivals where you get to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms.