View of the Tokyo Tower in Japan, during cherry blossom season
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Japan’s famous cherry blossom season is right around the corner (the blooms tend to arrive in late March and continue through early May). And if you’re planning on making the pilgrimage, now is the time to book.

Scott’s Cheap Flights has found significantly discounted round-trip fares to Tokyo, starting at $596. The deal is valid on flights between February and May, making it perfect for cherry blossom seekers.

The most inexpensive tickets are on sale from Los Angeles, which also offers nonstop service. But travelers can also find flights to Japan in the $600s from Detroit, Minneapolis, Portland, San Diego, and Atlanta.

Additional availability can be found between August and November exclusively from Los Angeles International Airport.

To take advantage of the sale, travelers should use Google Flights to identify the cheapest travel dates from their home airport.

Use those dates to search for flights on your preferred booking site (like Priceline) or a search engine (like Momondo), which may yield even cheaper fares.