Spring Sakura, a beautiful journey of awakening
"The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your entire life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life" (Moritsugu Katsumoto).
The cherry blossoms, known in Japan as "sakura", are only usually in full bloom for around one week each year. After the period of full bloom, the small, round shaped flowers start to flutter gracefully from their trees. The blossoms are said to be the most beautiful in this final stage as the white and pink petals float to the ground. The timing of the Spring Sakura Tour will allow you to experience the various different stages of the life of the cherry blossom. On this small group tour we will view cherry blossoms and other spring flowers at some of the most famous gardens, temples, shrines, and nature spots in Japan. We will also join the historic "Takayama Festival" and the absolutely stunning "Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival". Join Craig in trying to find "the perfect blossom".
・Enjoy spectacular cherry blossoms throughout Japan
・Experience all the excitement of the "Takayama Festival"
・Visit the remote villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama
・Enjoy a leisurely day trip to Mt. Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi
・Visit the amazing star-shaped Goryokaku Fort in Hakodate
・Enjoy a relaxing night at a traditional hot spring inn
・Visit the historic Nijo Castle in the ancient capital of Kyoto
・Enjoy the beautiful "Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival"
Airport-hotel transfers in Japan
Transport and entry to all places described in the itinerary
13 nights accommodation in carefully selected hotels/inns
2 dinners (welcome dinner and farewell dinner)
The services of Craig Campbell (tour guide/interpreter)
*Please note that tour prices do not include airfares to and from Japan