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Spring in Japan:
Chasing the Cherry Blossoms

For a brief moment in early spring, there’s something special in the air in Japan. Not just the delicate scent of cherry blossoms beginning to open, there’s also a palpable wave of excitement that sweeps across the country as the trees burst into life and announce that winter is finally finished.

The Art of Travel has crafted a concise trip that hits some of the most popular spots for blossom viewing, as well as a few locals-only favorites. With stops in five regions, guests will catch the wave of budding blossoms as it hits different cities during their journey. This will be a springtime travel experience like no other, available only for a limited time during nature’s impressive rebirth in late March and early April.


It’s never too early to book for Japan’s top tourism season.
Contact us to learn about a special offer for early bookings.

 
 
 
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Trip Details

Trip Length: 12 days / 11 nights

Arrival
Fly into either of Tokyo’s airports, Narita or Haneda.

Departure
Depart from Tokyo.

Perfect for:

  • Travelers excited to experience spring in Japan and see the famous cherry blossoms up close.

  • First-time visitors to Japan.

  • Those who want to discover the essence of Japan in a short time.

When to Visit:

  • This limited time trip is designed for travelers arriving in Japan between the 23rd and 31st of March.

    • For slightly earlier or later arrivals, please contact us.

 

Destinations

 
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Tokyo
Blossoms in the Capital

4 nights

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Kyoto
The Heart of Japan

4 nights

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Hakone
A Quiet Rural Getaway

1 night

 
 
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Kanazawa
Spring on the Coast

2 nights

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Nara
Outdoor Sightseeing

1 day

 
 

Highlights

 
 
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The Best Blossoms
A finely-crafted mix of popular blossom viewing spots as well as hidden gems where the locals go to enjoy the season. Chase the blossoms across the nation as they open in several cities.

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Captivating Variety
With a focus on more than just nature, this trip includes private cultural activities like a tea ceremony, a visit to an artisan’s traditional workshop, and a meeting with a geisha-in-training.

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Ryokan Stay & Hot Spring
An exciting opportunity to experience Japanese omotenashi hospitality in an elegant, upscale atmosphere, complete with a lavish multi-course kaiseki dinner and traditional breakfast.

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All-Inclusive Luxury
Private guides and vehicles as you tour ensure comfort and privacy. Services and accommodations are flexible with our 5-star Premium and 4-star Essentials categories.

 
 
 

Accommodations

Enjoy the beauty of spring from the comfort of the country’s best luxury lodging.

Below are some of our suggested luxury accommodations for this Insider Journey.

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Palace Hotel

Tokyo

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Gora Byakudan Ryokan

Hakone

Ritz Carlton Kyoto Lobby Reception

The Ritz-Carlton

Kyoto

 
 
 

Pricing and Budget

We offer two pricing categories - Essentials and Premium - so that our guests can choose the experience that best fits their budget.

 

- Accommodation: Choose from 4-star or 5-star level accommodations

- Transport: Select public or private transportation, or a mix of the two

- Experiences: Add or substitute experiences and activities

 

Spring is peak travel season in Japan, so pricing will evolve as the season draws nearer. Final pricing can vary based on availability of services and accommodations, time of inquiry, and other factors. All itineraries and price quotes are uniquely tailored to our guests, so the only exact price will be the one you receive on your personalized quotation.

 

 

Use the form below to request an itinerary and personalized quote
for this seasonal Japan Insider trip