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Matsushima is a gorgeous coastal town in the Tohoku region featuring a picturesque bay filled with pine- covered islets.

Matsushima is a beautiful seaside city in Miyagi Prefecture. The centerpiece of the city is breathtaking Matsushima Bay, dotted with many small islands covered in pine trees. The inspiring beauty of the bay is such that it has been ranked among Japan’s three most scenic views. Matsushima’s natural charm can be enjoyed easily on a relaxing one-hour cruise around the bay’s islets, or by casual stroll on a series of footbridges. The bay also is celebrated in Japanese culture by the pen of famed poet Matsuo Basho. In the town of Matsushima sits the temple of Zuiganji, one of the Tohoku region’s most important Zen temples. Built in the mid-800s, it was restored by regional samurai lord Date Masamune and designated as his family’s temple. The temple was cunningly designed as a backup fortress with narrow passageways, a kitchen chimney hiding a watchtower, and a hallway paneled with squeaking “nightingale” floorboards to detect intruders.

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Charms of Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26
Charms of Northern Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/26

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossoms & wisteria in Spring.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Ashikaga / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossoms & wisteria in Spring.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 26, 2020 Mon. May 4, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 25, 2021 Mon. May 3, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby 
Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3
Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers 2020 - 5/3

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.
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Sun. May 3, 2020 Mon. May 11, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 3, 2021 Tue. May 11, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves 
Tour 2020 - 10/13

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour 2020 - 10/13
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Autumn Leaves Tour 2020 - 10/13

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus fall foliage in Autumn.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus fall foliage in Autumn.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 13, 2020 Wed. Oct 21, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Oct 13, 2021 Thu. Oct 21, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18
Charms of Northern Japan (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2020 - 4/18

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossom in Spring.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Omiya / Nikko / Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel / Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo
The must see sights of Tohoku & Hokkaido...plus cherry blossom in Spring.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Apr 18, 2020 Sun. Apr 26, 2020 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 18, 2021 Mon. Apr 26, 2021 US $3398.00 Tokyo Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2020 - 
11/7

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2020 - 11/7
Charms of Northern Japan: Autumn Leaves Tour 2020 - 11/7

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido &Tohoku...plus fall foliage in Autumn.

9 Days 8 Nights | from US $3398.00

Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Towada / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido &Tohoku...plus fall foliage in Autumn.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sat. Nov 7, 2020 Sun. Nov 15, 2020 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sat. Nov 6, 2021 Sun. Nov 14, 2021 US $3398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer 
Festivals 2021 - 7/29

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals 2021 - 7/29
Charms of Northern Japan Tour: Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals 2021 - 7/29

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4398.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4398.00

Furano / Biei / Otaru / Sapporo / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Aomori / Akita / Kakunodate / Hiraizumi / Sendai / Matsushima / Urabandai / Aizu Wakamatsu / Nikko
The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku...plus Tohoku 3 Great Summer Festivals.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Thu. Jul 29, 2021 Mon. Aug 9, 2021 US $4398.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/19

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/19
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan Tour (Reverse): Cherry Blossoms & Wisteria 2020 - 4/19

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Ashikaga / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Experience Japan's famous cherry blossom trees and captivating wisteria flowers while exploring popular attractions and local gems.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Ashikaga / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Experience Japan's famous cherry blossom trees and captivating wisteria flowers while exploring popular attractions and local gems.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. Apr 19, 2020 Mon. May 4, 2020 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 18, 2021 Mon. May 3, 2021 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/6

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/6
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Autumn Leaves 2020 - 10/6

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Exploring Japan's two main islands: Honshu & Hokkaido, as well as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Morioka / Towada / Aomori / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Exploring Japan's two main islands: Honshu & Hokkaido, as well as the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 6, 2020 Wed. Oct 21, 2020 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Wed. Oct 6, 2021 Thu. Oct 21, 2021 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan: Kyoto Aoi Festival & 
Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 5/3

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan: Kyoto Aoi Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 5/3
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan: Kyoto Aoi Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 5/3

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Hokkaido (Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate), Tohoku (Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima), Central Japan (Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka)
Experience one of Kyoto's largest festivals, visit Japan's main cities, see the baby blue eye flowers, and catch sight of cherry blossoms in Northern Japan.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Hokkaido (Sapporo / Otaru / Biratori / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Shikabecho / Hakodate), Tohoku (Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima), Central Japan (Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park / Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka)
Experience one of Kyoto's largest festivals, visit Japan's main cities, see the baby blue eye flowers, and catch sight of cherry blossoms in Northern Japan.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Sun. May 3, 2020 Mon. May 18, 2020 US $5798.00 Sapporo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Mon. May 3, 2021 Tue. May 18, 2021 US $5798.00 Sapporo Osaka Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): 
Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/11

Group Tour | Deluxe          Book Now & Save $100

Group Tour | Deluxe    Book Now & Save $100

Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/11
Hokkaido, Tohoku & Central Japan (Reverse): Takayama Festival & Cherry Blossoms 2020 - 4/11

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.

16 Days 15 Nights | from US $5798.00

Central Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo / Nikko), Tohoku (Matsushima / Hiraizumi / Kitakami / Morioka / Seikan Tunnel), Hokkaido (Hakodate / Shikabecho / Lake Toya / Noboribetsu / Biratori / Otaru / Sapporo)
Travel on a cherry blossom filled journey through Honshu and Hokkaido, and experience the Takayama Spring Festival.
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Sat. Apr 11, 2020 Sun. Apr 26, 2020 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
Sun. Apr 11, 2021 Mon. Apr 26, 2021 US $5798.00 Osaka Sapporo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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