Spring Cherry Blossom Tours of Japan in 2020
A springtime Cherry Blossom Tour of Japan with Journey To The East takes you to the magnificent Japanese cherry blossoms at just the right time during Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival period. Each Spring tour is specifically designed to show you the best of Japan's cherry blossoms, at different times and in different settings. You'll get a special and very personal experience in a guided small group tour with up to 8 members.
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 in 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 any given day, there can be variations in where to see the blooms.
Planning plays a 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 to increase the chance of you seeing 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
It has been a hectic time for The Journey to the East team over the past few months! It is now May and the iconic cherry blossom season across Japan is drawing to a close for 2019. We take a look back at 2019 with our clients and look forward to the 2020 Cherry Blossom Season…
Mention Spring in Japan and most people immediately think of the cherry blossom (sakura in Japanese). Often however their thoughts don’t go much further. Today I want to talk about the cherry blossom because it is so beautiful. However the cherry blossom season doesn’t last for the whole of Spring (Haru). As the title…
I know you are looking for a quick easy answer to ”When is the best time to see cherry blossom in Japan?’ Well, it isn’t quite that easy, and that is probably why you are are asking it. The answer revolves around four key factors that drive the cherry blossom:- The latitude – generally,…
Our Travel Style
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.