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Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers

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Tour Code: GTA1021089

Charms of Northern Japan: Cherry Blossoms & Baby Blue Eyes Flowers

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9 days 8 nights

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Single Supplement: USD $720.00


The must see sights of Hokkaido & Tohoku with spring cherry blossoms and baby blue eye flowers at Hitachi Seaside Park.

The cherry blossoms in Hokkaido reach their peak approximately one month later than the blossoms on the main island of Honshu in Japan, between the mid-April and early May. Around the same period, the beautiful baby blue eye flowers are also in bloom on the hills of Ibaraki. This tour is designed for people who wish to see the baby blue eye flowers and cherry blossoms in May, and for tourists who wish to discover parts of Japan that are rarely seen.

Northern Japan has longer winters compared to central and southern areas of Japan, so the cherry blossom season marks a new beginning and the arrival of spring. It is a symbol of special significance. This tour will focus on the best cherry blossom spots, world heritage sites, countryside, villages, and historic towns of Japan.

Beginning in Hokkaido, we will visit the must-see sites of Otaru, Sapporo, Shiraoi, Noboribetsu, Lake Toya, Onuma Park, and Hakodate. Then, our group will proceed to Morioka by crossing the Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Hokkaido and Honshu, via the undersea train tunnel.

Head to Hiraizumi, a city of precious cultural values and history, including the photogenic buildings of Chusonji Temple. Continue your journey to Matsushima, a picturesque bay dotted with small islands, where we will explore ancient caves once frequented by meditating monks.

On the last day of the tour, discover the wonderfully ornate shrines of Nikko, which are also designated World Heritage sites. Then, visit the nearly 100 meter (328ft) tall Kegon Waterfall situated in Lake Chuzenji, which is listed as one of Japan's three most beautiful waterfalls. The last stop of the of the tour will feature the breathtaking baby blue eye flowers in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. The hills are covered by the baby blue eye flowers, creating a beautiful spring scene. Finally, head to Narita for a night stay before your return flight on the following day.

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Dates & Price

2025

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sat. May 3, 2025 Sun. May 11, 2025 USD $3898.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

2026

Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Save Status
Sun. May 3, 2026 Mon. May 11, 2026 USD $3898.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  

Please Note:

All prices are per person, based on twin (double on request) or triple occupancy.
International flights are not included on our tours - this allows you the flexibility to choose your own departure and get the best value for your money!

We can arrange international flights for US customers if needed, please ask for details.

Deposit

We require US$200 deposit per person to hold the space at time of booking and the final payment is due 2 month prior to departure.

What's included

  • • 6 nights Western style and 2 nights Japanese style accommodation
  • • Meet and greet upon arrival at Sapporo New Chitose Airport
  • • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • • Private coach transfers between destinations in Japan
  • • Comprehensive escorted with AJT professional English speaking tour guide

  •   Meals
  • • Breakfast everyday
  • • 4 lunches and 4 dinners

  • Admission fees and activities
  • • All entry fees to sites, activities listed in the itinerary

What's NOT included

  • • International Airfares
  • • Meals that are not included in the itinerary
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • • Personal expenses such as telephone and laundry bills

Additional Information

Transport

Travel by private coach between destinations, hassle free baggage handling.


Arrival Departure Airports
  • • For arrivals at New Chitose Airport (CTS), this tour starts in Sapporo and ends in Tokyo, with departures at Narita Airport (NRT).
  • • If you will be flying out from Haneda Airport (HND) instead of Narita Airport (NRT) on the last day, airport transfer is not included. We will provide with full instructions to get to the hotel in advance, or we can arrange shared shuttle service for you at US$60.00 per person per way.

Meal Requests

Vegetarian or special meals can be arranged.


Meet and Greet

Please note that the meet and greet and airport transfer to the first hotel is ONLY available on the first day of the tour after 11 AM. If you plan to stay extra nights before the start of the tour, we will provide full instructions in advance for you to transfer to your hotel on your own.


Itinerary In Brief

  • Day1   Arrive in Sapporo
  • Day2   Otaru - Sapporo
  • Day3   Sapporo - Shiraoi - Noboribetsu
  • Day4   Lake Toya - Hakodate
  • Day5   Hakodate - Seikan Undersea Tunnel - Morioka
  • Day6   Hiraizumi
  • Day7   Matsushima
  • Day8   Nikko - Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Day9   Tour ends

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Sapporo / Otaru / Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Seikan Tunnel / Morioka / Hiraizumi / Matsushima / Nikko / Hitachi Seaside Park


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