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Hokkaido & Beyond: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura

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Japan Deluxe Tours

Visit the must see sites of Japan with group sizes ranging from 12 to 35 people.

These tours are great for first time visitors to Japan looking for comfortable accommodation with all entrance fees and most meals included. Our Japan Deluxe Tours are accomodated with professional tour guides, fluent in both Japanese and English, to ensure an educational and valuable visit. Air-conditoned, private coaches are also included, so you can enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free time in Japan. Our tours range from 7 to 21 days, to various regions of Japan.

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Experience the culture of Japan at a slower pace with groups of 10 to 18 people.
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These tours combine enrichment, enjoyment, and education with time to truly absorb and appreciate your surroundings. Our Deluxe-Plus small group tours are created to cater to those who are interested in having a deeper understanding of Japan's culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in culturally rich activities and visit destinations only locals may know. Experience luxurious hotels and travel at a leisurely pace when you book a Deluxe-Plus small group tour.

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Explore the must-see sights and enjoy the hassle-free trip to Japan at an affordable price. Our most cost-effective way to see the highlights of Japan while staying in budget-friendly accommodations. If you would like to have a quick stop to sample the must-see sights of Japan, or plan to explore Japan on your own but would like to take a short trip to learn about Japan before your self-guided journeys. These are the tours for you.

Active Small Group Tours

Travel Japan more flexibly in groups of 6 to 13 people using public transportation.

Explore Japan off the beaten path via Japanese public transportation, walking, hiking, cycling and more. Take more time to enjoy local experiences and picturesque landscape. Our Active Small Group Tours combine the best of cultural destinations with off-the-beaten-path via Japanese public transportation, Discover the country of Japan the way the locals do and see Japan from a different angle. A focus on getting away from the crowds and into the real Japan, see the diversity of Japan’s countryside unfold before your eyes.

Group Tour | Deluxe       Tour Code: GTX322735     3 reviews

Hokkaido & Beyond: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura

13 days 12 nights

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from USD $4998.00
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USD $1080.00
Discover Hokkaido's most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots, followed by an extension to find wisteria, baby blue eyes, shibazakura, and more!

If you are unable to visit Japan for its beautiful cherry blossoms in March and April, there is still a chance for you to see the cherry blossoms while joining this tour. Hokkaido is the northernmost and coldest of Japan's four main islands, so the cherry blossoms bloom later there than anywhere else. This tour is designed to visit the Central and Southern areas of Hokkaido when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in this area in late April and early May, followed by an exciting extension ... View More

If you are unable to visit Japan for its beautiful cherry blossoms in March and April, there is still a chance for you to see the cherry blossoms while joining this tour. Hokkaido is the northernmost and coldest of Japan's four main islands, so the cherry blossoms bloom later there than anywhere else. This tour is designed to visit the Central and Southern areas of Hokkaido when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in this area in late April and early May, followed by an exciting extension into the Ibaraki, Tochigi and Nagano regions, with some of the most enchanting Japanese flower festivals you can find in late spring.

Hokkaido has the image of farming and nature while being the home of the indigenous Ainu people and their culture for a long time. In the town of Shiraoi, the Upopoy National Ainu Museum celebrates their cultural heritage. In Noboribetsu, the Jigokudani "Hell Valley" creates a scene of primordial beauty wreathed in volcanic smoke. The region has various hot pools and rivers, such as the Oyunomagawa Natural Foot Bath, which is an excellent place for hikers in the area to soak their tired feet. Lake Toya is one of the most beautiful places in all of Hokkaido, and springtime offers especially lovely views at night, of a fireworks show reflecting a rainbow of color in the clear water.

Hakodate, which located in the southern part of Hokkaido, has been a major trade port with the West since the mid- 1800s. Perhaps the most distinct feature of Hakodate is Fort Goryokaku, which is a Western-style military fort that was converted into a park. The distinctive star-shaped park is bordered on all sides by picturesque clusters of cherry blossoms. The view from Mount Hakodate is also a sight to behold, with visitors taking the ropeway up to the viewpoint to enjoy the breathtaking scene. As a prosperous fishing port, Hakodate also has a lively morning market full of delicious seafood. Also in southern Hokkaido, visit Matsumae Castle, which prospered during the Edo period through trade with the indigenous Ainu people. The castle structure has over 10,000 cherry blossoms planted north of its grounds with 250 varieties of the flower, which is celebrated every year with the Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival. Since the powerful Matsumae family once ruled the area, there is an event during the festival where there is a march of people clad in samurai armor.

Otaru is a beautiful fishing port with a charming local culture influenced by the West, with a glass factory called "Garasukan" and a Music Box Museum with music boxes from around the world. Foodies will enjoy the trip to Otaru Sushi District, which features fresh locally-caught seafood. Sapporo is one of the top destinations on our tour, and we explore the must-see historic sights of Hokkaido's capital city. The Historical Village of Hokkaido offers a window into the past, showing the island developing into what it is today. Taste fresh beer at the Asahi Beer Brewery and satisfy your sweet tooth at Shiroi Koibito Park. Odori Park is the best place in the city for Cherry blossoms and is a picturesque retreat from the bustling city.

The last five days of the tour brings you some of the most captivating floral scenes to be witnessed in late spring, starting with a trip to the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, where the grassy hills are covered with millions of dainty baby blue eyes flowers in what the region calls its "Nemophila Fantasy". Then venture into Tochigi for the Great Wisteria of Ashikaga flower park. The Great Wisteria is a tree that is over 250 years old and hung with bright purple flowers; it is surrounded various other wisteria with white, yellow, and red blooms. Finally, the Fuji Shibazakura Festival is the perfect time to view carpets of shibazakura "phlox moss" near Lake Motosu, in the Fuji Five Lakes region. This final leg of the tour also takes you to some of the local cultural treasures, including Matsumoto Castle, Nagano's Zenkoji Temple, and Kariuzawa Shiraito Falls. Please browse the itinerary below for further information.


Destinations

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Mori / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo / Hitachinaka / Mito / Ashikaga / Karuizawa / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji

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