Cherry Blossom Tours of Japan
The 2018 Cherry Blossom Tours of Japan take you to the magnificent cherry blossom at just the right time. Each tour is different helping you to catch the short cherry blossom season at its best. Click to read about the best time to see cherry blossom in Japan.
Had a fabulous time with a great group of people. I loved the country, the culture, the people and everything about the tour – hope to do another tour with JTTE – maybe Hokkaido or Kyushu next time
Vivien Hewitt, Western Australia
This was my first trip with JTTE and already I am looking at the program for next year thinking about another one. I liked the fact that it was a small group, the organisation was spot on and the food everywhere was outstanding.
Dee Mason – NSW Australia
When and Where Are Japan’s Best Cherry Blossoms?
The time to see the best cherry blossom in Japan is about planning and luck. Luck because an early or late spring is in nature’s control. Good planning because it will increase your luck.
Japan is a long archipelago and the cherry blossom peak is earlier in spring in the south and later the further north you go. A second factor is altitude and the higher you go the later in the year will be the peak there. Two other key factors for your planning are the warmer sea winds and the strain (species) of cherry blossom, both of which impact their blooming time. So even in the same city on the same day there can be variations in where and when to see the blooms.
Planning plays big part in our cherry blossom tours of Japan. Although we aim to show you some of the foremost iconic exhibits in Japan, the sequence is determined by the cherry blossom season. The timing, a cross section of locations, species etc all play a part in the planning. Regardless of an early or late spring the goal is increasing the chance of you see all phases of the cherry blossom bloom. From buds, to the peak blossom and to the beautiful pink carpets of dropped petals. The final card in our planning is our smaller groups, enabling us to even adjust where we go in a city on the fly to catch the best blooms on the day.
Cherry Blossom News
Our Early Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan, departing February 2018, will be released shortly! Kawazu Sakura (cherry blossom) in Izu Peninsula is the best kept secret of Japan in February. If you can’t wait for the online release and would like to receive more information right away, please call us on +61 (0)7 3876 3851.…
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At Journey to the East we are committed to providing authentic, small group tours to Japan – whether standard tours or custom-built for private groups. Our travel style is to immerse you in the culture and landscape of the country and expose you to a rich variety of unique experiences.