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Japan Cherry Blossom Tours

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From a floral aroma to petals brushing through the sky, Japan’s cherry blossom season brings a touch of natural art into daily life across the country. Millennia of fascinating history and a custom of perfecting traditional skills accentuate the experience of nature whether in Tokyo or Kyoto, Osaka to the Fuji Five Lakes. You can also find more ways to bask in Japan’s cherry blossom season with our sample itineraries below.

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Spring Heian Shrine pond gardens in Kyoto, Japan
Beautiful Kyoto Spring Garden Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Kyoto's treasure chest of heritage combines sublime enchantment with indulgent serenity. As the lush tones of spring douse the city in fresh bloom, you'll experience the Land of the Rising Sun in all its ancient glory. Majestic gardens provide the focal point, taking you well off the tourist trail to the finest exemplars of gracious elegance and evocative colors. This garden tour continually infuses with culinary delights, artistic brilliance, renowned garden designers, and endless charm.

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Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, Japan.
Japan's Spiritual and Cultural Triangle Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,419

Discover the distinct traditions of Japanese culture and the authenticity of Japanese cuisine on this arresting 8-day tour through the Golden Triangle. Find serenity within the destinations of Tokyo, Hakone, and Kyoto with every step along this remarkable journey. Insight into local lifestyles and idyllic scenes of Japan’s extraordinary countryside and high-octane skylines are yours.

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Enjoy moments of serenity in the well-tended lawns of Kenroku-en Garden in Kanazawa.
Classic Japan: Cities, Country, and Culture Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Discover Japan’s beloved cities on this exquisite 14-day vacation. Enjoy the country’s culture and heritage as you visit iconic landmarks poised in breathtaking destinations along the way. From the buzzing skyline of Tokyo to the spirited streets of Osaka and the Zen Buddhist temples of Kyoto to the immaculately landscaped gardens of Kanazawa, uncover the authenticity of Japanese culture.

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Japan Kyoto Temple Daigo ji Japan
A Family Friendly Japan Tour: A Lifetime of Memories

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,737

Celebrate natural beauty, preserved customs, and remarkable culture during your 14-day family-friendly Japan tour. Your customizable tour will provide adventures for family members of all ages from relaxing in hot springs to sampling delectable cuisine, hiking mountain slopes to crafting customary swords. Big cities will burst with excitement and sleepy villages will reflect local heritage as your family experiences an immersive mixture of past and present traditions.

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Toji Temple Wooden Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan
In-Depth Cultural Exploration of Japan Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

Discover diversity, depth, and tradition during your 10-day Japan culture tour. From floating shrines to celebrate sushi chefs, modern bullet trains to customary ryokans, your customizable tour will immerse you in the contrasting marvels of Japan. You can soak in hot springs and taste delicious sake, wander through serene gardens, and visit iconic temples with each new experience highlighting the historic and contemporary culture of Japan.

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Shinto shrine of Kyoto, Japan
Best of Kyoto Tour: Culture, Tradition, and Treasures

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Immaculate gardens and exquisite temples will create an enchanting ambiance during your 9-day best of Kyoto tour. You will experience culture, tradition, and custom on an immersive exploration of Kyoto’s serene foliage and ancient heritage sites. Your taste buds will tingle during a tea tasting and when sampling celebrated local cuisine. From feudal palaces to artisan traditions, you can embrace Japanese heritage in Kyoto.

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Walking through old town of Magome along the Nakasendo Trail in Japan
Nakasendo Trail Walk: A Classic Japan Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,275

Complex history and fascinating tradition will emerge during your 14-day historic Japan tour that follows the Nakasendo Trail. Your specialist guides will lead you on private tours to fine snow monkeys in hot springs and traditional accommodations hidden in stunning nature. You will reflect at a Buddhist temple on a secluded summit and delight in delectable seafood while basking in the beauty and wonder of Japan.

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan
A Seven Days Japan Itinerary: Kyoto, Hakone & Tokyo

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,635

At home and work, a week flies by in an instant. Our lives get caught up in a seemingly never-ending routine. Redefine what can happen in seven days, as you tour Japan’s largest cities and absorb its beautiful, scenic nature. Exploring at your own pace, Japan’s endless possibilities make you both the director and star of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Hirosaka Park in Hirosaka, Japan
Japan Cherry Blossom Travel Guide

Colorful and tranquil, naturally enchanting, and a treasure of daily life, the cherry blossoms are inextricably linked with Japan's history, traditions, and changing seasons. No matter how you experience the shifting hues of pink and white, you can find popular places to secret hideaways where locals take part in cherished customs. Explore ideas on when to visit, where to go, and more with our Japan Cherry Blossom Guide.

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Spring cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan
Best Time to Visit Japan for Cherry Blossom Season

The best time to visit Japan for cherry blossom season is from mid-March to early April and unveils a charming friendliness that you can witness during your Japan trip.

The colors of cherry blossoms reflect springtime across the country and fill cities and the countryside with a majestic ambiance that is focused on simple pleasures. Each new destination can bring delightful views of a different side of Japanese culture, from parks to gardens, riverbanks to narrow canals, each covered in pink.

Find the best time for your visit to see how the blossoms add an ephemeral grace to the tranquil ambiance of temples, shrines, and gardens.

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The top six places to see in Japan during cherry blossom season accentuate the beauty of different cities and towns that can make all the difference during your custom-tailored trip.

Attention turns to the spectacular flowers that blossom in the trees with each new blossom creating a lavish display of nature against the backdrop of the cities and town. As cities erupt with festivals that highlight local cuisine and friendly thrills, you can experience the colors that come into view across the cities and countryside.

Whether visiting specifically for the blossoms or on a trip coinciding with the season, find the six best destinations for viewing the blooms during your Japan tour.

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Japanese woman in a traditional Kimono and cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan
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The top three things to do in Japan during cherry blossom season can give you access to festivals and events that will create an unforgettable experience during your customizable trip.

Sample regional cuisine, find the perfect viewing spot, or explore the souvenir stalls during a jovial festival to embrace the exciting ambiance of cherry blossom season in Japan.

The cherry blossom has become a symbol of Japan that you can enjoy as you partake in the essential experiences of the season.

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Cherry blossoms on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino, Japan
4 Tips for Your Cherry Blossom Trip to Japan in 2023

The changing seasons in Japan are a time for locals and visitors to slow down and notice the beauty of nature. With this in mind, our four tips for your cherry blossom trip to Japan in 2023 will help you capture the majesty of quiet moments, surrounded by spectacular beauty.

From the different months to visit Japan to the various destinations in which the cherry blossoms thrive, how to experience the season, and possible locations in which you can avoid the crowds, by understanding your preferences you can learn how to best plan for your trip, no matter when you choose to travel.

As the cherry trees blossom across the country, the ambiance creates festive cheer that will welcome you to the wonders of the season, whether in 2023 or beyond.

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