The Best 2-week Cherry Blossom Season Japan Tours & Top 4 Itinerary Options

Last Updated: March 01,2024

Embrace the enchanting arrival of cherry blossom season in Japan, as the landscapes are transformed into a captivating wonderland. Make your dream of exploring Japan during this magical time a reality with our recommended 2-week Japan Sakura Tour in 2024. Below, we offer a glimpse at the very best itineraries we have, explore the associated costs, and more. Plan your private guided trip to savor the unique allure of Sakura in the best season for Japan, and immerse yourself in the warmth and vibrancy of this beautiful country.

Table of Contents

1. Top 4 2-week Japan Cherry Blossom Itineraries

-For Couples

-For Family Tour with Kids

-For Cherry Blossom Viewing with Onsen

-For Cherry Blossom Viewing with Culinary Discovery

2. Costs for 2-Week Tour in Japan Sakura Season

3. How to Choose the Best Japan Sakura Itinerary

4. When to Take the Cherry Blossom Tours in Japan

5. Japan Travel Advice on Dressing appropriately, Dining, Shopping, etc.

1. Our Top 4 Two-week Japan Cherry-Blossom Itineraries

We believe that 2-weeks is a solid trip duration to be able to fully immerse yourself in the country's beauty. Our carefully curated Japan Cherry Blossom tour packages in 2 weeks offer more than just seeing the breathtaking flowers, you can also explore Japanese ancient temples, partake in traditional cultural experiences, and indulge in mouth-watering culinary delights. Whether traveling with family, as a couple, or if you'd like a more Japanese Onsen (hot spring) or culinary-centric experience, we do our best to ensure every traveler has a suitable and memorable tour, and all you need to do is just to tell us your expectations.

Honeymoon Tour during Japan Cherry Blossom Season

Option 1: 10-day Couple-Centric Japan Sakura Tour

Quick Access>>>10-Day Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Osaka - Kyoto - Nara - Takayama - Kanazawa Tour

Embark on our 10-day honeymoon/romantic getaway tour during peak Sakura season, where you'll stroll through the lively streets of Tokyo, embrace the serenity of Hakone, discover the simplicity of Kyoto, feel the spirituality of Nara, experience the excitement of Osaka, appreciate the elegance of Kobe, encounter the sanctity of Mt. Fuji, explore the beauty of Takayama, and indulge in the art of Kanazawa. Amidst a sea of Sakura, create beautiful memories and add a touch of warmth to your love story.

Summary of Tour

Days 1-2: Tokyo (Sushi-making, Akihabara, Sensoji Temple)

Days 3: Mt. Fuji (West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine)

Days 4: Takayama (Shirakawa Go, Matsumoto Castle, Takayama Jinya)

Days 5: Kanazawa (Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa's Geisha District)

Days 6-8: Kyoto (Tea Ceremony Experience, Photography Option, Kaiseki, Nara Park)

Days 9-10: Osaka (Osaka Castle, Umeda Sky Building rooftop dining)

Sensoji Temple Sakura

Detailed Itinerary for the 10-day Couple-Centric Romantic Getaway Tour

Day 1: Upon your arrival in Tokyo, a private driver will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2 (Tokyo): Full-day exploration of Tokyo, including a sushi-making experience, visits to Senso-ji Temple, Akihabara, and the Tsukiji Fish Market.

Day 3 (Mt. Fuji - Hakone): Full-day tour of Mt. Fuji, Owakudani, Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi, Tenjozan Park, Oshino Hakkai, and Sengen-jinja Shrine.

Day 4 (Takayama): Explore Takayama with visits to Matsumoto Castle, Takayama Jinya, and Shirakawa-go.

Day 5 (Kanazawa): Full-day tour of Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa's Geisha District, and Higashi Chaya District.

Day 6 (Kyoto): Explore Kyoto with visits to Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Togetsukyo Bridge, and the Okochi-Sanso; where you can hop aboard the Sagano Sight-seeing Tram and taste the Gion Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine Mai.

Day 7 (Kyoto): Full day in Kyoto consisting of a Tea Ceremony experience, optional Kimono Photography session, and visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nishiki Market.

Day 8 (Kyoto - Nara): Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, Uji, Nara Park, and Todai-ji Temple.

Day 9 (Osaka): City Highlights tour in Osaka, including enjoying the Umeda Sky Building Rooftop Dining, visiting"Osaka's kitchen"  Kuromon Ichiba Market, strolling around the Osaka Castle, and enjoying oneself in Dotonbori.

Day 10: You'll depart with a private transfer from Osaka to KIX airport.

Shirakawa Go Historic Village

What to Expect

In less than two weeks, stepping in cities such as Tokyo, Mt.Fuji, Hakone, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Takayama and Kanazawa, you can:

-Walk in Arashiyama's bamboo groves and visit the Tenryuji temple.

-Admire the quaint architecture and historical sites in Shirakawago.

-Experience Buddhist blessing in Senso-ji Temple.

-Explore the tea culture in Uji.

-Experiencing Sushi-making.

-Comfortably stay in the Mount Fuji View Hotel.

-Taste the Hanasaki Kaiseki Cuisine Mai.

-Experience a day in the life as a local shopper at Tsukiji Fish Market.

-Dine on the rooftops of the Umeda Sky Building.

-A Kimono photoshoot session.

Romantic Time during the Japan Honeymoon Tour in Sakura Season

The sight of the blossoming streets and alleys adds a romantic atmosphere to your vacationing experience that you and your partner will never forget. Whether for your honeymoon or just a quick romantic getaway, we're sure that this 10-day tour through the country will make for an unforgettable experience.

Mount Fuji Cherry Blossom

Option 2: 14-day Cherry Blossom Tour for Family with Kids

Quick Access>>>14 Days Tokyo - Hakome - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka - Kobe - Himeji - Hiroshima Tour

Family's Warm Time under the Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossoms

On this magical 14-day family tour during peak blooming season, you and your family will get to explore all of Japan's most iconic destinations. From the vibrant Tokyo streets to the rejuvenating hot springs of Hakone, the ancient charm of Kyoto and Nara, the lively atmosphere of Osaka, the enigmatic Kobe, and concluding with the grandeur of Himeji Castle and the historically rich Hiroshima, this journey promises not only a visual feast, but an unforgettable experience as the entire country gets into a celebratory mood during its most beautiful time of year. Don't miss this enchanting opportunity for you and your children to savor Japan's unique essence during this time!

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Sushi-making, Pokémon Center, and Ninja Cafe)

Days 4-5: Hakone (Fuji Safari Park, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise)

Days 6-7: Kyoto (Kiyomizu Temple, Uji Matcha Street, Sake Brewery)

Days 8-9: Okayama (Himeji Castle, Okayama Korakuen Garden)

Days 10-11: Hiroshima (Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park)

Days 12-14: Osaka (Cup Noodles Museum, Donki Ferris Wheel)

Hakone Sightseeing Cruise

Detailed Itinerary for 14-day Sakura Season Family Tour

This 14-day family tour offers an extensive exploration of Japan, combining cultural encounters, historical landmarks, and modern attractions for a diverse and memorable journey across different regions:

Happy Time to Make Sushi with Family

Day 1: Upon your arrival in Tokyo, a private driver will be waiting to greet and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Full-day Tokyo highlights tour, including Tsukiji Fish Market, sushi-making, and Senso-ji Temple.

Day 3: Explore Akihabara, Shibuya Sky Observation Deck, Pokemon Center, and dine at the Ninja Restaurant.

Day 4: Full day at Mt. Fuji and Hakone, with Fuji Safari Park, Gotemba Premium Outlets, and a scenic cruise on Lake Ashi aboard the Hakone Pirate Ship.

Day 5: Shinkansen (bullet train) transfer to Kyoto, followed by a private car to your hotel.

Day 6: Full day in Kyoto, visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkaku-dera Temple, Nijo Castle, and exploring Nishiki Market.

Day 7: Explore Fushimi Inari Taisha, Uji Matcha Street, Sake Brewery, and Nara Park with Todai-ji Temple.

Day 8: Full day in Himeji, focusing on the iconic Himeji Castle.

Day 9: Discover Okayama, including Okayama Castle, Korakuen Garden, Atomic Bomb Dome, and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Day 10: Another full day in Hiroshima, visiting Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and Kintai Bridge.

Day 11: Full day in Kurashiki, exploring Shukkeien Garden, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, and the Ohara Museum of Art.

Day 12: Full day in Osaka, with visits to the Cupnoodles Museum, Dotonbori, and a ride on the Donki Ferris Wheel.

Day 13: Free day for personal exploration or self-arranged activities.

Day 14: Departure with a private transfer from Osaka to KIX airport.

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

What to Expect

-Visit classic attractions including Sensoji Temple, Mt. Fuji, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Uji Matcha etc..

-Take the Mt.Fuji panoramic ropeway to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji.

-Admire the famous Himeji Castle.

-Visit the sacred island of Miyajima and see the Torii gate

-Take the Tokyo Cruise Ship from Azumabashi Bridge in Asakusa to Odaiba Seaside Park to enjoy a 360° view of the Port of Tokyo area.

-Visit the Pokemon Center

-Enjoy delicious Japanese food at Ninjia Restaurant

-Taste Japanese Street Food including Takoyaki, Shioyaki, Kobe Beef, Okonomiyaki, Yakitori, Taiyaki, Yakisoba, Ikayaki, etc.

Kids happily Take Photos under the Cherry Blossoms

Every family is sure to have a blast vacationing during such a beautiful time of year in Japan. Kids are sure to have fun exploring ancient temples and under the neon lights of the modern city, all with a guided tour. This 14-day Japan cherry blossom itinerary not only allows you all to savor Japan's vibrant flavors and locales but is certain to make everyone feel the warmth of home, even though they're far from it.

Osaka Cherry Blossom

Option 3: 10 Days Japan Tour for Cherry Blossom Viewing with Onsen

Quick Access>>>10 Days Tokyo - Kamakura - Hakone - Osaka - Kyoto - Nara Tour

Nara Cherry Blossom

Experience the best of spring in Japan with this 10 day Japan itinerary cherry blossom through six cities across Japan, from Tokyo to Nara. Immerse yourself in the modern energy of Tokyo, stroll along the serene shores of Kamakura, indulge in hot springs in Hakone, bask in the warmth of Osaka, unravel the ancient mysteries of Kyoto, and delight in the playful fawns of Nara. Japan's transformation into a pink-and-white springtime dreamland means that going sightseeing and visiting hot springs becomes an even more unique adventure.

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Gyoen Shinjuku, Megurogawa River, Sushi Making Class, Shinjuku Golden Street)

Days 4: Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Komachi Dori, Enoshima Electric Railway)

Days 5-6: Mt.Fuji and Hakone (West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine, Onsen, Owaku-dani Valley)

Day 7: Osaka (Kuromon Market, Dotonbori)

Days 8: Kyoto (Arashiyama, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine)

Days 9-10: Nara (Tame Deer in Nara Park, Tōdai-ji Temple, Uji Tea, Sake District)

Meguro River Sakura

Detailed Itinerary for the 10-day Sakura Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Japan

-Upon your arrival in Tokyo, a private driver will be waiting to greet and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Full Day in Tokyo

 - Visit Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen, and Meguro River.

 - Explore Roppongi's affluent entertainment districts amidst the view of cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Day 3: Full Day in Tokyo

 - Visit Tsukiji Fish Market.

 - Experience a sushi cooking class.

 - Explore Shinjuku Golden Street.

 - Visit Odaiba Seaside Park or Shibuya.

 - Enjoy the surreal Robot Restaurant in Kabukicho.

Day 4: Full Day in Kamakura

 - Stroll around Komachi Street.

 - Visit Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine and Shichirigahama Beach.

 - Take the Enoshima Electric Railway to Hase.

 - Visit Kotokuin Great Buddha.

Day 5: Mt. Fuji Classic Tour

- Visit the West Lake Village, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and Arakurayama Sengen Park for the best view of Mount Fuji.

Day 6: Hakone Essential Tour and Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Osaka

 - Explore Mt. Fuji and Owakudani.

 - Take Hakone Ropeway.

 - Cruise on Lake Ashi.

 - Enjoy an Onsen experience.

 - Transfer to Osaka via Shinkansen.

Day 7: Full Day in Osaka

- Explore Osaka Castle Park, Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori, Kuromon Market, Tempozan Ferris Wheel, and Umeda.

Day 8: Kyoto's Arashiyama Full Day from Osaka

- Enjoy Arashiyama, including Tenryuji Temple, Sagano Scenic Railway, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Togetsukyo Bridge.

Day 9: Nara and Fushimi Full-Day Excursion from Osaka

 - Visit Fushimi Inari Taisha and Uji for tea.

 - Explore Nara Park and Tōdai-ji Temple.

 - Discover the Sake District in Kyoto.

Day 10: Departure

- A private driver escorts you to Osaka International Airport for your departing flight.

Tsukiji Fish Market to Experience One-day Local Life

What to Expect

Embark on our 10-day Tokyo-Kamakura-Hakone-Osaka-Kyoto-Nara tour to delve into the heart of Japanese culture and find serenity amidst the beauty of spring. 

Experience the life of a local at Tsukiji Fish Market, delve into the art of sushi-making, and savor the enchanting cherry blossoms. 

Take a scenic ride on the Enoshima Electric Railway and the Sagano Scenic Railway, meandering along the Hozugawa River through Arashiyama. 

This Japan sakura itinerary offers not only a feast for the eyes of these blooming cherry blossoms, but also a better understanding of Japanese culture as well, and the tranquility that nature brings during the spring season here.

Leisurely Soak in Onsen in Hakone

Experience the picturesque beauty of cherry blossom season on a 10-day Tokyo-Kamakura-Hakone-Osaka-Kyoto-Nara tour. In modern Tokyo, witness the seamless blend of tradition and modernity, while Kamakura's waterfront offers a mesmerizing interplay of cherry blossoms and ocean waves. Enjoy relaxation for both body and mind in Hakone's hot springs, surrounded by the fragrance of cherry blossoms. Osaka's warmth and culinary delights will bring joy, and Kyoto's ancient temples and mysterious atmosphere in Nara will transport you back in time. This itinerary is the perfect blend for an enchanting Japan cherry blossom experience.

Arakurayama Sengen Shrine to Capture the Best View of Mt.Fuji and Cherry Blossoms

Option 4: 15-day Cherry Blossom Cultural Japan Tour

Quick Access>>>15 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Mt.Fuji - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Osaka Tour

Shinjuku Gyoen Cherry Blossom

If 10 or even 14-day Japan itinerary spring isn't enough for you, we've got a 15-day itinerary prepped as another option. A trip to Japan during the Sakura season will not be perfect without tasting the Sakura food. This culinary tour in 15 days covers as many of the major attractions and cultural experiences across Tokyo, Hakone, Mt. Fuji, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Osaka as we can fit. Experiencing the cuisine and culture of Japan during this time of year is sure to be something you'll never forget! If your time and budget are sufficient and interested in a multinational cherry blossom tour, the 18-day Japan & South Korea Classic Tour is highly recommended for you.

Summary of Tour

Days 1-3: Tokyo (Gyoen Shinjuku, Megurogawa River, Tokyo National Museum, Conveyor Belt Sushi)

Days 4-5: Mt.Fuji and Hakone (Onsen, Owaku-dani Valley, West Lake Village, Arakurayama Sengen Shrine)

Days 6-7: Takayama (Matsumoto Castle, Lake Suwa,Shirakawa-go, Takayama Jinya)

Days 8 Kanazawa (Kenrokuen, Kanazawa's Geisha District)

Days 9-11: Kyoto (Kinkaku-ji Temple, The Philosopher's Path, Kimono and Tea Ceremony Experience, Daigo-ji)

Days12-13: Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Miyajima)

Days 14: Osaka (Ninja experience, Kani Douraku Restaurant, Street food experience)

Walking along the Cherry Tree Lined Path in Kimono

Detailed Itinerary for the 15-day Cherry Blossom & Culture Tour

Day 1: Welcome to Japan

Arrive in Tokyo, where your driver will seamlessly transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Tokyo Cherry Blossom Highlights

Experience the Japan Hanami in Tokyo’s attractions, including Meiji Jingu Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen, Chidorigafuchi, and Meguro River.

Day 3: Tokyo's Historical and Shopping Attractions

Visit Sensoji Temple, Akihabara Electric Town, and Tokyo National Museum. Enjoy a meal at a conveyor belt Sushi restaurant.

Day 4: Train to Hakone

Experience the beauty of Lake Ashino with a Hakone cruise aboard a Pirate Ship, ride the Hakone Ropeway to Owaku-dani Valley, and enjoy the onsen (hot springs) at Japanese Ryokan.

Day 5: Train to Mt. Fuji & Surrounding Attractions

Travel to Kawakuchiko Lake & explore West Lake Village, Oshino Hakkai, Narusawa Hyoketsu Ice Cave, and Arakurayama Sengen Park, where you'll find the most breathtaking views of Japan's most iconic natural landmark, stay overnight at Fuji View Hotel to enjoy the Kawaguchiko private onsen.

Day 6: Train to Takayama and Matsumoto

Head to Takayama via train to explore Matsumoto Castle, Suwa Lake with its picturesque surroundings, and Suwa Taisha shrine, one of Japan's oldest and most famous shrines.

Day 7: Takayama Culture Tour and Train to Kanazawa

Visit Miyagawa Morning Market, Shirakawa-go with its traditional mountain village, and Takayama Jinya, ending the day with a train ride to Kanazawa.

Day 8: Kanazawa Classic Tour and Train to Kyoto

Explore Nagamachi Samurai, Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya District, and Kanazawa's Geisha District.

We'll depart with a 2-hour and 26-minute bullet train ride to Kyoto.

Day 9: Kyoto Cherry Blossom Highlights Tour

Visit the enchanting Kinkaku-ji Temple, then stroll along the Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku No Michi), a walkway which follows a cherry tree lined canal. End the day with a special cultural performance.

Day 10: Kyoto Cherry Blossom Classic Tour

Visit the historic Kiyomizu-dera, and Hongan-ji temples, and experience a kimono fitting followed by a traditional tea ceremony.

Day 11: Kyoto Essential Tour and Train to Osaka

Explore Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, Daigo-ji Temple, and Nara Park before boarding a train to Osaka.

Day 12: Bullet Train (Shinkansen) to Hiroshima for the Historical Landmarks

Take a bullet train to Hiroshima to visit landmarks like the Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park, and Hiroshima Castle.

Day 13: Miyajima Classic Tour and Train to Osaka

Explore the scenic Miyajima Island with Itsukushima Shrine before returning to Osaka via train.

Day 14: Osaka Full-Day Highlights Tour

Experience the city’s highlights, including Osaka Castle, a ninja experience in the Asakusa district, and a ride on the Donki Ferris Wheel. Enjoy dinner at a Kani Douraku Restaurant, one of Japan's most famous seafood chains, and indulge in the diverse street food scene of the Dotonbori district.

Day 15: Departure

Enjoy the rest of your last morning in Japan before your driver takes you to KIX airport for your flight home.

Experience the Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony

What to Expect

-Enjoy the best views of Sakura scenery in spots such as Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Chidorigafuchi Park, Roppongi Central City, and Meguro River.

-Appreciate the quaint architecture and historical sites in Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is famous for A-shaped traditional farmhouses.

-Capture the spectacular views of distant Mt. Fuji in the pagoda of Arakurayama Sengen Park.

-Admire the majestic Sensoji Temple in Tokyo.

-Visit the sacred island of Miyajima and its Torii gate.

-Experience the traditional Japanese ryokan and onsen in Hakone with a special dining experience.

-In Kyoto, visit storied World Heritage site temples and participate in a traditional Tea Ceremony.

-View the landscape scenery in Kanazawa's Kenrokuen Garden.

-Participate in a fun Ninja Martial Arts experience where you get to dress up as a ninja and learn how to wield weapons such as shuriken (throwing stars) and the blow dart gun.

Matsumoto Cherry Blossom

What we hope to offer on this extended tour is a visual feast of cherry blossoms, tantalizing culinary delights, and a soulful immersion into Japan's diverse charms and history.

Nighttime Cherry Blossoms in Chidorigafuchi Park

2. Costs of 2 Weeks in Japan

Is Japan expensive to visit? How much does a trip to Japan cost for 2 weeks during the peak blooming season? The following is a price list of cost for a trip to Japan for reference:

Cost for a Trip to Japan

The 2 week trip to Japan cost for a private family tour with 3-5 people, including 4-star accommodations, typically ranges from US$350 to $500 per person per day. This covers a private guide, private car, daily itinerary, entrance tickets to attractions, intercity transportation within Japan, and carefully selected 4-star hotels, resulting in an overall Japan trip 2 weeks cost of approximately US$5,000 to $7,000 for a two-week trip in Japan (Actual costs may vary depending on specific itinerary arrangements and services).

For the top 4 recommended 2-week Sakura tours in Japan, the 2 week Japan trip cost for a 2-person private group are as follows for reference, and you can check the link to submit the related info to get the final quote:

Japan Family Tour with Kids
14 Days Tokyo - Hakome - Kyoto - Nara - Osaka - Kobe - Himeji - Hiroshima Tour
14 days | From $ 8256
Japan Cherry Blossom Tour
10 Days Tokyo - Kamakura - Hakone - Osaka - Kyoto - Nara Tour - Only available from 20th Mar to 15th Apr
10 days | From $ 5863
Japan Cherry Blossom&Culture Tour
15 Days Tokyo - Hakone - Mt.Fuji - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Miyajima - Osaka Tour
15 days | From $ 8850
 A Cultural Honeymoon Odyssey in Japan
10 Days Tokyo - Mt.Fuji - Hakone - Osaka - Kyoto - Nara - Takayama - Kanazawa Tour
10 days | From $ 5999

3. Our Promise to You

All of our peak-season cherry blossom tours promise to offer the best services, including:

International-standard accommodations at a convenient location, with solid breakfast, excellent room service, and a room with plenty of space for comfort.

Private and air-conditioned transport with ample space, ensuring the best flight/driving times, and great seating.

An expert English-speaking local guide at your side throughout your tour.

Safe and authentic cuisine to ensure satisfying food, local specialties, and a little snack.

Online support to offer 24/7 helpline while you are on the Japan tours

All excursions and all entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Most importantly, all of our cherry blossom Japan itinerary can be customized according to your preferences, interests, schedules, hotel tastes, and budget. You are allowed to shorten or extend your tour if needed to make it even a 7 or 20-day itinerary.

Nighttime at Dotonbori

4. When to Take the Cherry Blossom Tour Japan

The picture below is the cherry blossom forecast 2024 announced on January 10, 2024. The timing of the cherry blossom season varies depending on weather conditions and geographical location. In terms of the famous cherry blossom spots in popular travel locations such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara etc., every spring in late March is when the blossoms are at their peak blooming season. It is important to know that during this season, flight and accommodation costs become more expensive and hotel booking becomes difficult to obtain as well, so preparing and booking tour in advance (by at least 6 months) is essential. You can choose any of our Japan itinerary cherry blossom recommended above, or contact our travel experts to tailor your itinerary for the best Sakura tour according to your preference.

5. Travel Advice (On dressing appropriately, Dining, Shopping, etc.)

To ensure one is adequately prepared when planning and embarking on one's Japan Package tour, we recommend one pay attention to.

Climate: What is the best season in Japan? Is spring the best season to go to Japan? Spring is both warm and dry in Japan, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C (50°F) to 20°C (68°F). Thus, we recommend moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin.

Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for walking long distances. It is advisable to wear layers: windbreakers are also convenient and practical. For cooler days, a light jacket or sweater is suitable. Prepare a light raincoat or umbrella for the occasional sudden shower.

Dining: The representative food of Japan includes sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, eel, chicken kebobs, shabu-shabu hot pot, noodles, and sake. However, if you have a weak stomach, it is best not to eat too much raw food, and you can bring along medicine such as safranin, just in case.

Shopping: Normal business hours for most Japanese department stores are from 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m., and longer hours in some places. They are usually open on Sundays as well. We at UME try to ensure you have plenty of time to shop during your tour.

Kuromon Market

Accommodation:

- Tokyo accommodation tax is currently up to JPY 200 per guest per night.

- Osaka accommodation tax is currently up to JPY 300 per guest per night.

- Kyoto accommodation tax is currently up to JPY 1,000 per guest per night.

- For lodgings with hot springs, there is a hot spring tax of around JPY 150 per guest per night, payable at the hotel front desk.

Cherry Blossom Festival:

Every year from April 1 to 30 in the Gion area of Kyoto, the famous Sakura Dance takes place. Kyoto geishas hold dance performances at Gion's Hanami Koji Dance Hall. Don't miss this enchanting event during the Kyoto Sakura Festival!

Conclusion

Whether you're seeking a family adventure, a romantic escape, a culinary delight, or a blissful soak in the soothing Onsen, our tailored cherry blossom itineraries have you covered. These itineraries are not just set in stone—each one can be customized to suit your preferences. With the cherry blossom season on the horizon, seize the opportunity to craft your perfect 2-week itinerary and immerse yourself in the magic of Japan's springtime spectacle.

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