Japan Cherry Blossom Tours 2018

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Cherry Blossom Japan Tours

Join us on our Japan Cherry Blossom Tour Series - Essence of Spring Tours - during Japan's most beautiful season! Enjoy our most popular packages highlighting the significant hot-spots in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Hakone, and Southern Japan!

Essence of Spring
Cherry Blossom Tours

Essence of Spring
Hiroshima Tours

Shibazakura Festival
Hiroshima Tour

Essence of Spring
Grand Tours

Takayama & Villages
Hiroshima Tour

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Duration6 days or 7 days7 days 8 days or 9 days8 nights 9 days11 days 12 days or 13 days8 nights 9 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 Meals13 Meals24 Meals17 Meals
Pricefrom
$2,698
$2,428
per person
from
$2,998
$2,698
per person
from
$2,798
$2,698
per person
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$4,998
$4,898
per person
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$3,598
$3,238
per person
Single SupplementUSD 500USD 600USD 800USD 1000USD 900
Places VisitedTokyo, Asakusa, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Nara Deer Park, Great Buddha, Tea CeremonyAsakusa, Meiji Shrine, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine Hiroshima Peace ParkFuji Shibazakura Festival, Asakusa, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Great Buddha, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace ParkTokyo, Mt.Fuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Golden Pavilion, Todaiji Temple, Miyajima, Hiroshima Peace Park, Himeji Castle, DogoTakayama, Asakusa, 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

Our Essence of Spring - Cherry Blossom Japan Tours feature Japan's exciting and captivating destinations during the most popular season of the year!

Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Japan Tours 2018 Series

Kanpai! Spring in Japan is officially known as Sakura, or Japanese cherry blossom, season! While flowers and nature are enjoyed year round, most say that Japan is at it's best during the Spring season when all the usual parks and temples are enhanced with thousands of Japanese cherry blossom petals in the background. The cherry blossoms bloom bright but brief, prompting thousands far and wide to visit Japan during this wonderful season. Many gather to public parks or other ideal spots to view the flowers in a group, known as hanami, which is the way the Japanese enjoy the blooming sakura flowers, as if at a spring time festival. No other flower can gather a community and create an atmosphere so nostalgic like vivid pink and white flowers of the sakura trees.

The distinct nature of the cherry blossom is used to celebrate the present in Japan. In Buddhism, the frailty and lifespan of the sakura is short, similar to the nature of life. Samurai admired it since their lives' could be cut short at any moment, much like the sakura. It is depicted in nearly every object in Japanese life, from their kimonos to their arts for its innate beauty. Now an iconic symbol of Japan, the cherry blossoms are a treat to be appreciated by all who visit Japan during the sakura season. Enjoy a Japan tour during this wonderful season and enjoy all of our most loved itineraries with the pink and white sakura petals decorating the backgrounds!


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. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tours 6 Days

1. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tours 6 Days

Departure Date(s)
6 Days
201803/20, 03/25, 04/01, 04/13, 04/18, 03/18, 03/30, 04/03, 04/07

5 Nights 6 Days  From :  $2,698   $2,428 pp

This tour is offered from
Tokyo to Kyoto (Osaka) and Kyoto (Osaka) to Tokyo

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 Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Japan Tour takes you to on an unforgettable journey through Japan's most popular cities. Enjoy Todaiji Temple, Fushimi Inari shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and other ancient treasures during your stay in Nara and Kyoto. Tokyo is an exciting city filled with fashion and entertainment in districts like Harajuku, Shibuya, and Omotesando to name a few. This city filled with new and old also includes visits to the famous Tsukiji Fish Market and Asakusa Sensoji Temple for shopping, food, and culture.

We would also like for you to experience the culture visiting a Japanese sake brewery, engaging in green tea ceremony, visiting Japanese museums and gardens, 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. 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. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Festival Tours 7 Days<a name=sakura1></a>

2. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Festival Tours 7 Days

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201803/18, 03/30, 04/03, 04/07, 03/19, 03/24, 03/31, 04/12, 04/17

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,898   $2,608 pp

This tour is offered from
Tokyo to Kyoto (Osaka) and Kyoto (Osaka) to Tokyo

Spring is in the air so come and smell the sakura! During the spring, all of the parks, temples and shrines are more beautiful to visit when the Japanese Cherry Blossoms, or Sakura are blossoming in the background! Enjoy all of our best destinations through Kyoto, Nara, Haone, and Tokyo during this wonderful time of year. Enjoy a day of leisure however you'd like during this fragrant Spring - Cherry Blossom Japan Tour!

This exciting fully escorted Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Hanami Japan Tour captures the essence of Spring in Japan! Not only do we take you to the best temples and shrines in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Nara, we carefully put together an itinerary that balances the right amount of sights while appreciating Japanese culture. We've included a green tea ceremony, bullet train ride, and a visit to a sake museum to cover the vast nature of Japan's traditions. Enjoy the treasures of Kyoto and Nara, including the dynamic Golden Pavilion and Zen-inducing rock garden of Ryoanji Temple.

This tour would not be complete without a soak in the hot springs and a traditional Japanese multi-course meal at a Japanese style hotel. We also get great views of Mt. Fuji (if the weather persists) along the way traveling between Kyoto and Tokyo. Enjoy museums, temples, shrines, gardens, Japanese culture, and delicious foods all while exploring the country during the peak-season! 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. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tours with Hiroshima<a name=sakura2></a>

3. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Tours with Hiroshima

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201804/13, 04/18
8 Days
201803/20, 03/25, 04/01, 04/12, 04/17
9 Days
201803/19, 03/24, 03/31

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,998   $2,698 pp

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $3,198   $2,878 pp

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,398   $3,058 pp

This tour is offered as
1 Day in Hiroshima 7 Day Package or 8 Day Festival Package
and
2 Days in Hiroshima 8 Day Package or 9 Day Festival Package

Many argue that Japan is beautiful no matter when you go, there are some who will say it's still the best to go during the spring, when the pink and white sakura petals begin to blossom! During the spring, all of the familiar parks and temples become a gathering spot for many who wish to see the beautiful flowers. To celebrate this wonderful time of year, why not join us for one of our Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima packages as we explore the fan-favorite spots in Japan during the colorful Spring season!

During our fully-escorted Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Japan tour with Hiroshima package, we will introduce you to all of the charms and wonders Japan has to offer through the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, and of course, the City of Peace, Hiroshima! The only thing that makes our time-tested itinerary better will be the cascading pink and white petals of the cherry blossoms in the skies. Take photos that you'll cherish for years to come as you visit cultural gems like Todaiji Temple, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine, and much more during this legendary journey!

We also include a night at a Japanese style hotel so you can indulge in a hot-spring, a bullet train ride, tea ceremony, rickshaw ride, museum visits, Japanese gardens, and everything else to create the ultimate Spring vacation package! Enjoy authentic Japanese specialties and even get a photo of yourself with Mt. Fuji gracing the background! 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 Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom with Hiroshima Festival 9 Day package.

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

4. Fuji Shibazakura Festival with Hiroshima

Departure Date(s)
7 Days
201804/22
8 Days
201804/22

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,698   $2,428 pp

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $2,798   $2,698 pp

We also offer this tour from Tokyo to Kyoto (Osaka)

Appreciating the beauty that is Mt. Fuji is often enjoyed year round, however, during the Spring there's a special festival that makes Mt. Fuji's beauty even more memorable. The Fuji Shibazakura Festival in April is by far one of the best times to see the iconic mountain of Japan, while flowers of all colors grace the surrounding areas. The Shibazakura plants bloom in an awe-inspiring pink, white, and purple, which mixed with the pink and whites of the sakura flowers equal a breath-taking sight. We invite you to come along with us as we bask in the beauty of the season during our Fuji Shibazakura Festival Japan Tour with Hiroshima package.

Make no mistake, this full-escorted Fuji Shibazakura Festival tour with Hiroshima includes all of our beloved spots in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima, while we also spend an amazing day by the beautiful flowers. Enjoy the beautiful temples of Kyoto, Nara, and Tokyo during the lively cherry blossom season. All of the usual temples and shrines become enhanced with the dancing petals are a sight you won't soon forget. Enjoy the dynamic mix of old and new travelling between Kyoto and Tokyo. Bask in the splendors in Kyoto, like Fushimi Inari Shrine, the rock gardens of Ryoanji Temple, and the shimmering Golden Pavilion. Tokyo mix's both old and new alike, as we make our way through the old town of Asakusa to the pop-culutre capitals like Harajuku and Shibuya.

Don't forget about our time spent in Hiroshima, including visits to the humbling Peace Memorial Park and the iconic floating torii gates of Itsukushima shrine. We also have plenty of opportunities for you to appreciate Japanese culture, including a tea ceremony, rickshaw ride, traditional Japanese multi-course meal, and much more! Fresh air and cherry blossoms fills the skies while you tour through the best sites of Japan, including time spent at one of the most colorful festivals in Japan! You can also extend your vacation before / after this tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka.

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

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5. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Grand Tours

5. Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Grand Tours

Departure Date(s)
11 Days
201804/13, 03/25, 03/29
12 Days
201803/24, 04/12, 03/20, 03/25, 04/01, 03/24, 03/29
13 Days
201803/19, 03/24, 03/31, 03/24

10 Nights 11 Days  From :  $4,898   $4,408 pp

11 Nights 12 Days  From :  $4,998   $4,498 pp

12 Nights 13 Days  From :  $4,998   $4,498 pp

This tour is offered as:
Tokyo Departure 11 Day Package or 12 Day Festival Package
Tokyo (with Nagasaki) 12 Day Package or 13 Day Festival Package
and
Kyoto (Osaka) Departure 11 Day Package or 12 Day Festival Package
Kyoto (with Nagasaki) 12 Day Package or 13 Day Festival Package

Some argue that there's a certain beauty in simplicity. We couldn't agree more, whether it's the magnificence of Mt. Fuji, or the delicate nature of the cherry blossom, we appreciate the little details. However, when it comes to a vacation during Japan's best season, going grand is the way to travel! Embark on a cross-country expedition visiting major cities like Tokyo, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Beppu, Himeji, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, and Kumamoto on our fully escorted Grand Cherry Blossom Japan Tour series!

Many belive that the sakura season is the peak time to visit Japan, and we agree. Trek through the most beloved attractions on an epic journey as we appreciate Japanese culture. With 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 venture through the lesser traveled hot spots in the southern islands of Shikoku & Kyushu.

This fully escorted Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Grand Tours is one of our most comprehensive Japan tours, visiting three of Japan's four major islands. During our time in Tokyo, our day is spent appreciating the vast multi-cultural factors that make up the futuristic city. From museums and gardens to give us insight to the Edo Period, to the cutting edge fashion centers like Harajuku and Shibuya, there's always something to see in the countries capital. No trip to Japan is complete without an onsen visit, so we made sure to provide a Japanese style hotel for a one-of-a-kind experience. There's also the tea ceremony, bullet train ride, and an assortment of Japanese specialty meals to immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Our time in Kyoto and Nara are focused on the rich history of the country, with stops along the way at Todaiji Temple, the Nara Deer Park, and the Golden Pavilion for photos, fun, and history!

No grand tour of Japan is complete without time in the City of Peace Hiroshima, the first city struck by an atomic bomb. Learn about the effects the war had in Japan at the Peace Memorial Park, and lift your spirits visiting Miyajima, where the famous Itsukushima Shrine awaits. While you may not recognize the name, this is the iconic shrine that floats in the waters. A must-see, we made sure to include the best in our Grand Tour Series.

Don't forget, this tour will also explore the southern treasures of Kyushu and Shikoku. Not all travelers visit these southern islands, and that's a real shame, especially when the cherry blossoms can be found along the way. The natural wonders of Shikoku are sure to awaken the nature lover in you. Enjoy the beauty of Ritsurin Garden or be taken aback by the power of the Naruto Whirlpools. There's also the famous Dogo Onsen, the inspiriation behind the popular Ghibli Film Spirited Away. Kyushu's own Kumamoto Castle and Tour of Hell are also time-tested favorites on this tour! No matter where you go, our Grand Cherry Blossom Japan Tours bring out the best of the season. You can also extend your vacation before/after your tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka!

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

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

6. Gourmet | Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour

6. Gourmet | Cherry Blossom Foodie Tour

Departure Date(s)
6 Days
201804/11
8 Days
201804/11
12 Days
201804/05

6 Nights 7 Days  From :  $2,698   $2,878 pp

There's nothing more magical than eating a meal at a new country. While that may be the case, Japan Deluxe Tours put together a special tour to showcase the delicious flavors of Japan, while showcasing the exclusive mix of old and new traditions. Our Essence of Spring | Cherry Blossom Foodie tour package is a fully-escorted tour designed to take you to the best cultural and food spots between Tokyo and Kyoto!

Our Cherry Blosom Foodie Tour does a wonderful job keeping both your taste-buds satisfied. During your tour, enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner, a relaxing tea ceremony, local specialty dishes, a sushi lunch, and a trip to Kappabashi Street, the kitchen town! Japan's no stranger to preparing culinary masterpieces, but in between snaking and munching on delicious treats, we will also learn about the infamous Plastic Food Samples that served as menu's before modern day printed ones were so available. There's plenty for your tastebuds to enjoy on this cullinary tour.

Satisfying both the foodie and otaku, we made sure our foodie tours don't skip out on an authentic Japanese experience. With sakura floating in the air, enjoy all of the temples, shrines, and castles at their peak. The only thing that makes a meal taste better is the presentation, and whether its looking at your plate or out the window, this tour has it all. You can also extend your vacation before / after this Foodie Japan Tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Nara - Kyoto - Osaka

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

7. Takayama Festival | Hidden Village Tours

Departure Date(s)
8 Days
201804/11, 04/11

7 Nights 8 Days  From :  $3,198   $2,878 pp

This tour is offered from
Tokyo to Kyoto (Osaka) and Kyoto (Osaka) to Tokyo

Takayama is usaully a quiet rural town in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. However, Every spring tens of thousands of people come to this quite town to celebrate 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 a good harvest for the year and is said to have started sometime during the 16th to 17th century.

During our Takayama Festival Japan tour package, we will take part watching this incredible festival during the day and night. Thoughout the day, the festival features 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. The Karakuri dance while music of the drums keep them in rhythm!

This Spring Takayama Festival | Hidden Village 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 old town Asakusa, major shopping and fashion district Shibuya, Harajuku, 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, Matsumoto Castle in Nagano, 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. You can also extend your vacation before / after your tour in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.

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

8. Takayama Festival | Hiroshima Tour

8. Takayama Festival | Hiroshima Tour

Departure Date(s)
9 Days
201804/11

9 Nights 10 Days  From :  $3,798   $3,418 pp

This Spring Takayama Festival Hiroshima Tour includes all of our destinations and attractions use for our regular Takayama Festival tour, with additional days in the historically significant city of Hiroshima. The Takayama Festival is one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals, especially during the spring season when cherry blossom petals can be found wherever you go. After our fun exploring the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and joining in the fun of Takayama, we head to Hiroshima for some quality sight seeing! 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 Spring Takayama Festival | Hiroshima Tour will also stop to visit Miyajima. 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. You can also extend your vacation before/after the tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Hiroshima.

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 & Villages | Hiroshima Tour

9. Takayama & Villages | Hiroshima Tour

Departure Date(s)
10 Days
201803/23

8 Nights 9 Days  From :  $3,598   $3,238 pp

This tour is also offered
from Tokyo to Kyoto (Osaka)

Taking a page from our popular Takayama Festival Japan tour series, we are happy to announce our new Spring Takayama & Villages Tour with Hiroshima package! This fully escorted Takayama Tour features all of the best destinations and experiences on our Takayama tours, with some extra fun in Hiroshima, the stunning City of Peace.

This Takayama & Villages Tour with Hiroshima package includes key attractions you won't want to miss when vacationing in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Takayama, Osaka, and Hiroshima. All of our destinations will be even more magnificent while the cherry blossoms are in bloom! This spring tour has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation experience.

We've made sure to balance the itinerary through Tokyo and Kyoto to have the right among of temples, shrines, and museums, including authentic Japanese cultural experiences. Dine on local specialties, partake in a Japanese green tea ceremony, bath in relaxing hot-spring waters, and ride a bullet train, the fastest way to travel on land. Kyoto and Nara are filled with treasures we plan to visit, including the Golden Pavilion, the rock garden of Ryoanji Temple, and the friendly deer at Nara Deer Park. There's also time to see Mt. Fuji before we travel back in time to the well preserved village of Takayama!

There's also exploring to be had in Hiroshima, where we will visit the iconic landmarks. This includes the Peace Memorial Park and A-Bomb Dome where we will learn about the complex history of Hiroshima. There's also a visit to the iconic floating torii gates of Itsukushima Shrine, so you don't want to forget your camera! You can also extend your vacation before/after this tour in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Hiroshima!

Journey through time in the hidden mountain village of Little Kyoto while exploring through Japan.

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

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