May can be nice, but if you are thinking about beginning of May, make sure you avoid so called "Golden Week". it's a series's of national holidays which many people in Japan take advantage of and head out to touristic destination, leading to major traffic jam, packed bullet trains, higher hotel rates and so on. Golden week starts late April and end with May 5th which is a Boy's day celebration. over 7 years ago
You can find a decent ticket if you keep looking. A local travel agent that I used to religiously turn to when I looked for Japan tickets now asks for higher price than some of the web based ticket agencies. Japan being pricey is a myth. Keep looking! over 7 years ago
We're visiting Tokyo this June. Where's a good but affordable place to stay in Tokyo that can accommodate 4 people?
I always use www.jalan.net to find cheap/affordable accommodations in Japan. The site now has English pages so hopefully you can take advantage of this site too. Mind you, a lot of Japanese websites have confusing design and this one is very Japanese, too. over 7 years ago