Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2018

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Japan Cherry Blossom Tours

With our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour Series - Essence of Spring Tours, enjoy pink, vivid cherry blossom petals throughout Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, Tokyo and Southern Japan.

Japan Cherry Blossom Tours

with
Hiroshima

Shibazakura
Festival with
Hiroshima

Grand

Takayama
with Hiroshima

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Duration6 days or 7 days8 days or 9 days8 nights 9 days12 days or 13 days9 nights 10 days
Start
End
Tokyo to Osaka
Osaka to Tokyo
Tokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to HiroshimaTokyo to Osaka
Osaka to Tokyo
Tokyo to Hiroshima
AvailableMarch, AprilMarch, AprilAprilMarch, AprilMarch, April
Meals10 Meals14 Meals15 Meals24 Meals18 Meals
Pricefrom
USD 2498
per person
from
USD 3048
per person
from
USD 3198
per person
from
USD 4748
per person
from
USD 3698
per person
Single SupplementUSD 500USD 700USD 800USD 1100USD 900
Places VisitedMeiji Shrine, Asakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great BuddhaAsakusa, Meiji Shrine, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkMeiji Shrine, Asakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkAsakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Himeji Castle, DogoAsakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Himeji Castle
Hokkaido
Tokyo
Hakone
Nagano
Kyoto
Nara
Osaka
Hiroshima
Fukuoka
Kumamoto
Miyazaki
Shikoku
Okinawa

Destinations

With our unique cherry blossom Japan tours, these destinations will satisfy any explorer!

Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2018 Series

Kanpai! It is the season of sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, and millions of people are off to a flower viewing party beneath the trees. Most say that Japan is best to visit during Spring when all the usual parks and temples look even more beautiful with the flutter of Japanese cherry blossom petals in the background. No other flower can gather a community and create an atmosphere so nostalgic like the sakura tree. The concept of Japanese cherry blossom is about appreciating the present. In Buddhism, the lifespan of the sakura is short like the nature of life. Samurai admired it since their life could be cut short at any moment like the sakura. It is depicted in every object in Japanese life from their kimono to their arts for its innate beauty. It is now an iconic symbol of Japan.


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Standard on All Tours

  • Excellent mix of fine Western style hotels and Japanese style Ryokan
  • Most Meals (Western & Japanese Cuisine)
  • All ground transportation in Japan
  • Admission Fees, Tax & Gratuities
  • Round-trip airport transfers (on designated tour dates; see details)
  • Full time service of licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Free Wifi in Bus & Most hotels
  • No local payment
1. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 6 Days

1. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 6 Days

Departure: 2018 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 , 04/13 , 04/18 ,
2019 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 , 04/13 , 04/18 ,
2018 03/19 , 03/30 , 04/03 , 04/07 ,
2019 03/20 , 03/30 , 04/02 , 04/07 , 04/18

5 Nights 6 Days From : $2,498 pp

Come and smell the fresh air of Cherry Blossoms! During spring time all the usual parks and temples even more beautiful with Japanese Cherry Blossom, or sakura, in the background. You will see vivid pink petals fluttering all the usual areas of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, and Tokyo.

This exciting fully escorted Cherry Blossom Japan Tour takes you to Todaiji Temple, Fushimi Inari shrine, and other ancient treasures of Nara and Kyoto. We would also like for you to experience the culture through Japanese sake tasting, engaging in green tea ceremony, and exploring traditional Japanese temples. A trip to Japan would also not be complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. Then the tour will head to Hakone for a ropeway ride and cruise in Lake Ashi as we get a great look at the iconic Mt. Fuji. We will end our tour in Tokyo, a city of old and new. Tokyo is an exciting city filled with fashion and entertainment in districts like Harajuku and Shibuya yet also preserving its interesting history in places like Sensoji Temple in old town Asakusa and Edo Tokyo Museum. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Japan Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

2. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 7 Days<a name=sakura1></a>

2. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 7 Days

Departure: 2018 03/19 , 03/30 , 04/03 , 04/07 ,
2019 03/20 , 03/30 , 04/02 , 04/07 , 04/18 ,
2018 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 , 04/12 , 04/17 ,
2019 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 , 04/12 , 04/17

6 Nights 7 Days From : $2,698 pp

Come and smell the sakura! During spring time all the usual parks and temples even more beautiful with Japanese Cherry Blossom, or sakura, in the background. You will see vivid pink petals fluttering all the usual areas of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, and Tokyo.

This exciting fully escorted Cherry Blossom Japan Tour takes you to Todaiji Temple, Fushimi Inari shrine, and other ancient treasures of Nara and Kyoto. We would also like for you to experience the culture through Japanese sake tasting, engaging in green tea ceremony, and exploring traditional Japanese temples. A trip to Japan would also not be complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. Then the tour will head to Hakone for a ropeway ride and cruise in Lake Ashi as we get a great look at the iconic Mt. Fuji. We will end our tour in Tokyo, a city of old and new. Tokyo is an exciting city filled with fashion and entertainment in districts like Harajuku and Shibuya yet also preserving its interesting history in places like Sensoji Temple in old town Asakusa and Edo Tokyo Museum. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Japan Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

3. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima<a name=sakura2></a>

3. Japan Cherry Blossom Tour with Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 ,
2019 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 , 04/13 , 04/18 ,
2018 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 ,
2019 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 , 04/12 , 04/17 , 04/15

7 Nights 8 Days From : $3,048 pp

8 Nights 9 Days From : $3,198 pp

We also offer this tour with Anime Spots

Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, marks that spring has arrived melting the snowy barren terrain and bringing new life. Feel the fresh air of flowers blooming in favorite spots like Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Miyajima.

Starting our Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima from the buzzing city of Tokyo, we will make stops at Japan's must-see spots including the Imperial Palace, the old town Asakusa district, and the famous Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection. From Tokyo the tour will head to Hakone to get a glimpse of the iconic Mt. Fuji and for a true Japanese experience in the hot springs of Atami. Then a quick ride on the bullet train will take us to Nara and Kyoto to visit some of Japan’s top destinations such as the gorgeous Golden Pavilion, endless vermillion torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and our deer friends at Nara Deer Park. All the while we will also experience Japanese green tea ceremony and sake tasting for a deeper connection with Japanese culture. Heading east we will make our way to Hiroshima where sakura breathe new life to the skeletal remains of the A-Bomb Dome marking peace over the horrors of war of the past. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima 9 Day package.

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Hiroshima<a name=sakura3></a>

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 04/22 ,
2019 04/23

6 Nights 7 Days From : $2,698 pp

8 Nights 9 Days From : $3,198 pp

We also offer this tour from Tokyo to Kyoto

Japan is filled with nature, festivals, and Mt. Fuji. During our Fuji Shibazakura Festival Japan Tour, enjoy one of the most beautiful festivals with Mt. Fuji's iconic presence in the skyline. Travel through Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Miyajima, with a day spent at the Shibazakura Festival, where pink and purple nature cover the lands.

This exciting fully escorted Fuji Shibazakura Festival Japan tour takes you to Todaiji Temple, Nara Deer Park, Kinkakuji, and all of the other essential spots in Nara and Kyoto. Become familiar with Japanese culture through a green tea ceremony, exploring traditional Japanese temples, and joining the fun at a Japanese festival. During the Shibazakura Festival, enjoy nature the way the Japanese do, breathing in the fresh air as fields of pink and purple moss surround you. A trip to Japan would also not be complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese inn. The tour also heads to Hakone for a rope-way ride as we get a great look at the iconic Mt. Fuji. Our time in Tokyo is filled with excitement, as we go to fashionn and entertainment in districts like Harajuku and Shibuya yet also visit historic places like Sensoji Temple in old town Asakusa and Edo Tokyo Museum. Heading east we will make our way to Hiroshima where sakura breathe new life to the skeletal remains of the A-Bomb Dome marking peace over the horrors of war of the past. You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Hiroshima 9 Day package.

To learn more about the Fuji Shibazakura Festival, click here.

5. Cherry Blossom - Grand Tour

5. Cherry Blossom - Grand Tour

Departure: 2018 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 ,
2019 03/20 , 03/25 , 04/01 ,
2018 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 ,
2019 03/19 , 03/24 , 03/31 ,
2018 03/24 ,
2019 03/24

11 Nights 12 Days From : $4,748 pp

12 Nights 13 Days From : $4,898 pp

Many say that sakura - cherry blossom season is the best time to travel Japan, and they’re correct. With sakura petals cascading in the background, Japan is dazzling in beautiful shades of pink and white. Travel cross-country as you visit major cities and country side like Hiroshima, Miyajima, Beppu, Himeji, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, and Tokyo.

This fully escorted Grand Cherry Blossom Tours is one of our most comprehensive Japan tours, visiting three of major islands. We will start at Tokyo in Honshu and visit highlight spots like Imperial Palace, old town Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, and more. During this spring time, the view of Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi is particularly beautiful. And what would a trip to Japan be without a soak in the hot springs of Atami’s onsen resort? Japan is also known for its speedy bullet trains which we will take to Nara where the Giant Buddha awaits at Todaiji Temple. Our Grand Japan Tour has also packed all of the beauties and treasures of Kyoto including the gorgeous gold leaf covered Golden Pavilion, picturesque vermilion torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, a dazzling kimono fashion show, and a Japanese green tea ceremony experience. To truly learn about Japanese history, a trip to Hiroshima is a must. A city with a dark past has revitalized yet preserved the atrocities of war to serve as a reminder of the tragedy and to symbolize its wishes for everlasting peace.

From here we will explore the Southern treasures of Kyushu that many travelers have yet to uncover. The Tour of Hell might sound frightening but we’re sure you will find the extraordinary colored hot springs of Beppu intriguing. Shikoku’s Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama might look familiar to those who have seen the famous Ghibli film “Spirited Away”. The bathhouse is Japan’s oldest hot spring destination and served as inspiration for the film. We will also take a stroll in Ritsurin Garden, an absolutely beautiful landscape garden built by feudal lords in the early Edo Period.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - Kumamoto - Takachiho - Beppu - Dogo

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Grand Cherry Blossom Tour 13 Days package.

6. Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour

6. Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour

Departure: 2018 04/11 ,
2019 04/11 ,
2018 04/11 ,
2019 04/11

5 Nights 6 Days From : $2,198 pp

7 Nights 8 Days From : $2,898 pp

This tour is also available with Anime Spots

For all you fans of flavor, come and feast in Japan during the spring time, when Japanese cherry blossoms bloom! All the usual shrines and temples we visit are even more stunning during this season, filled with pink petals fluttering over the usual areas of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, and Tokyo.

This exciting fully escorted Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour takes you to all the must see spots of Tokyo and Kyoto, while also squeezing in some great food stops along the way. Enjoy the authentic flavors of Japan while you visit all the most loved destinations on our tours. We also include a stay at a Japanese style hotel, along with a bullet train ride to really give you a feel for Japan's rich culture. We took every step required to make sure this is a trip you wont forget. We also offer this tour with Anime spots for our Otaku-foodies! You can also extend your vacation before / after this Japan Cherry Blossom Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour package.

7. Takayama Festival Tours<a name=sakura4></a>

7. Takayama Festival Tours

Departure: 2018 04/11 , 04/11 ,
2019 04/11

6 Nights 7 Days From : $2,898 pp

7 Nights 8 Days From : $3,198 pp

The Takayama Festival Tour packages in Spring takes you to major cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hakone, Kanazawa, Nagano, and Takayama during the beautiful cherry blossom season. In Tokyo you will be visiting major spots like Imperial Palace, old town Asakusa, major shopping and fashion district Shibuya, and more. Kyoto has many historically significant locations and treasures such as the Golden Pavilion, Gion Geisha District, and the impressive gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. In Kyoto you will also have the chance to participate in Japanese green tea ceremony. While this Takayama Festival Tour package makes stops at many other noteworthy locations such as the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa, Owakudani Boiling Valley in Hakone, and Shirakawago, a town in the remote mountains famous for their traditional farmhouses more than 250 years old, the main highlight of this Japan tour is the beautiful Takayama Festival.

Takayama is a quiet rural town in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. Every spring tens of thousands of people get together for the Takayama Spring Festival, also known as Sanno Festival. The spring festival is centered on the Hie Shrine, also known as the Sanno Shrine. This festival prays for good harvest for the year and is said to have started sometime during the 16th to 17th century. During our Takayama Japan tour package, we will witness the great festival both during daytime and nighttime. Both festivals feature lavishly decorated yatai, or floats, which are beautifully lit by lanterns and wheeled throughout the city. Karakuri, or puppet shows are also very popular aspects of the festival, attracting guests of all ages with its unique marionette performances from the floats.

Immerse yourself at one of Japan's most beautiful and vibrant festivals in the mountain village of Takayama.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Osaka

The featured destinations and experiences are for our Takayama Festival Tour 8 Days package.

8. Takayama Festival Tours with Hiroshima

8. Takayama Festival Tours with Hiroshima

Departure: 2018 04/11

9 Nights 10 Days From : $3,698 pp

This Takayama Festival Tour package in Spring with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima. Takayama Festival is among one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. After an exciting time in Takayama, this Japan tour package takes you to the city of peace, Hiroshima. Hiroshima was deeply affected by the atrocities of war, being the first city in the world to suffer the attack of the atomic bomb. In Hiroshima we will visit the Peace Memorial Park and the A-Bomb Dome to learn about how the war affected the lives of the Japanese people and how the city has developed since, wishing for world peace. Today, the A-Bomb Dome is the remains of the Hiroshima Prefectural Promotion Hall building, the closest building to the hypocenter of the bomb. The skeletal remains of the building remain today due to the vaporization of the atomic bomb which kept the entire building from completely collapsing. The A-Bomb Dome now serves as a symbol for everlasting world peace.

This Japan Festival Tour will also make stops in Miyajima and Himeji. Miyajima is a small island northwest of Hiroshima, famous for its Itsukushima Shrine, or the floating torii gate. During high tide, the gate appears to be floating in the water, earning its unique nickname. In Himeji we will be visiting Himeji Castle and Kurashiki for great examples of Japanese castle architecture and streetscapes of storehouses dating back to the Edo Period.

Journey to all of the major cities of the Takayama festival tour in Spring, including the City of Peace, Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

9. Takayama Tour with Hiroshima

9. Takayama Tour with Hiroshima

8 Nights 9 Days From : $3,098 pp

This Takayama Tour package offered with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima is the perfect vacation to see more than just the usual spots in Tokyo and Kyoto. Transport back in time while you enjoy touring Takayama, then enjoy as this Japan tour package takes you to the city of peace, Hiroshima. Hiroshima was the first city in the world to be struck by an attomic bomb. During our time in Hiroshima, we will be visiting the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome to learn more about the history of the city. The A-Bomb Dome now stands as a symbol for everlasting world peace.

This Takayama Tour will also make stops in Miyajima and Himeji. Miyajima is a small island northwest of Hiroshima, famous for its Itsukushima Shrine, or the floating torii gate. During high tide, the gate appears to be floating in the water, earning its unique nickname. In Himeji we will be visiting Himeji Castle and Kurashiki for great examples of Japanese castle architecture and streetscapes of storehouses dating back to the Edo Period.

Journey to all of the major cities of the Takayama festival tour in Spring, including the City of Peace, Hiroshima.

Tokyo - Hakone - Mt. Fuji - Nagano - Shirakawago - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

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