Peaking through cherry blossoms at Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima

In 2020 and again in 2021 the iconic cherry blossom season across Japan was a wash-out due to Covid-19.

This has created a massive pent up demand to see Japan at this exquisite time of the year. Although our 2022 Cherry Blossom season tours of Japan were only released late in 2020, many are already almost full.

Not everything was bad about the Covid-19 shut-down. The intervening period has enabled Journey to the East  to revisit our Cherry Blossom package tour offerings and enhance them with the latest in travel concepts and guest safety practices.  We have achieved these upgrades without loss of any of the character, efficiency and uniqueness that our past guests have always spoken about. The upcoming 2022 Japan Cherry Blossom Season will be offering our best ever trips .

Client Photos and Feedback

Thank you to all of our clients who travelled with us in prior Cherry Blossom Seasons. We loved your amazing feedback. Our team especially enjoyed some of the photos and moments that you were kind enough to share with us. All of the photos on this page were taken by our clients. These photos provide a great "real world" idea of what to expect on our incredible Cherry Blossom Tours.

The blossom timing year can vary by up to around one week or sometimes slightly longer. This depends on the weather as it transitions from Winter to Spring. Thanks to our amazing staff, small groups, and experienced local guides we are nimble enough to make any adjustments on the fly. Daily plans can change if the cherry blossoms are better in one part of the city or surrounds than another. This ensures our clients get the most from their travel experience and guests say this is one of the many advantages of travelling with Journey to the East, a specialist in Japan tours.

2022 Cherry Blossom in Japan Booking

Are you planning a trip to Japan to experience the cherry blossoms in 2022? We still have some places available on a selection of our Small Group Tours. Please browse our Cherry Blossom Tours of Japan page to select the tour for you. As we suggested above, in our 2022 Cherry Blossom Season Forecast and to avoid disappointment caused by the filling of the limited places, we suggest you secure your spot as soon as you can.

Despite a common belief that you have to be in Japan between late March and early April, the cherry blossoms can be enjoyed over a much longer time frame. You just need to know where to go and when! Journey to the East's Cherry Blossom Tours run in to early May. Each tour has a different itinerary specifically designed to be at the right place at the right time for you to enjoy the spectacular blossoms.

2022 Private Cherry Blossom Tours

As in previous years we will once again be offering private (custom-made) tours during the Japanese Spring. If you don't see a tour that fits your precise liking why not talk to our team about what you would like. Our team are very knowledgeable about travelling and holidays in Japan and would be only too please to help you enjoy Japan your way.  Your can see more about our Private Tours here or Contact-us and we will help you.

Mt Fuji with cherry blossoms
Fuji-san (Mt Fuji) seen on a stunning spring morning with cherry blossoms across Lake Kawaguchiko - Photo by Deb Lambert