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7-Day Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2025: Essential Mini-Group Tour

Essential Spring Highlights of Japan 2025

Eager to experience the best of Japan during the cherry blossom season? Look no further!
With our well-planned itinerary, you can let us take care of all the details while you focus on capturing stunning spring pictures and immersing yourself in the beauty of Tokyo, Kawaguchiko, Nara, and Kyoto. Our professional guides will accompany you, ensuring you don't miss a beat as you explore these incredible destinations. Get ready for a memorable trip and enjoy the seas of pink cherry blossoms in Japan's high season!

  • Mini Group:4–10 pax
  • Dates:Mar. 23 – Mar. 29 (7 days)
  • Price:US$2,999 p/p, 2 per room; single room + US$878
    (child below 4-year-old, without bed or seat occupation: FREE)
  • This tour can be tailor-madeinto a private experience, offering flexible travel dates and a personalized daily itinerary.

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  • The most competitive price without a big-coach-tour feel.
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  • Unique AH hand-picked experiences as mentioned on this page.
  • Limited Time Offer: Experience the luxury of a Private Tour at no additional cost when your group reaches a minimum of 4 people!

Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked) included in this tour:

Limited Time Offer: Get a complimentary upgrade to a Private Tour when your own group consists of at least 4 people!

Private Guide for Group over 3 people

Enjoy a worry-free guided hanami('viewing flowers in bloom') during the cherry blossom season.

Japan in cherry blossom season
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Travel between the modern and old days of Tokyo.

Sakura and the SkyTree

Lose yourself in the rich heritage of Japan by visiting various UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the country.

inside the traditional temple

Witness Mount Fuji and the panorama of its nearby Lake during the cherry blossom season.

the Kawaguchiko lake near Mt. Fuji

Breathe the fresh air of Arashiyama and walk in its picturesque Bamboo Grove.

bamboo grove in Arashiyama, Kyoto
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Ride the renowned Shinkansen for an unforgettable and thrilling experience.

the Shinkansen train passing a bridge

Discover Nara's scenic beauty while meeting adorable deer for a memorable experience.

deer at Nara Park in Spring

Journey Route

Japan tour route map

The Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Mar. 23rd: Tokyo Arrival, Hi Japan!
Decent 4-star hotel in Tokyo
  • Konichiwa! Welcome to Tokyo — the cosmopolitan hub of Japan!
  • For airport-to-hotel transport, we suggest taking a taxi as the easiest and most convenient option.
the evening of Tokyo in Spring
Day 2
Mar. 24th: Tokyo Highlights
Meals provided: breakfast
Daily transfer: by private vehicle

Embark on a full-day exploration to discover the top attractions and immerse yourself in the unique experiences between modern and ancient Tokyo:

  • Surrounded by the tranquility of nature at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take a leisurely stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens, admire the vibrant cherry blossoms, and appreciate the serene atmosphere of this urban oasis.
  • Step back in time and be a part of the story at the historic Meiji Shrine. You would experience awe-inspiring architecture, stroll along tree-lined pathways, and feel the peaceful ambiance of this important Shinto shrine.
  • Then, immerse yourself in Tokyo's fashion scene as you explore Omotesando. You would witness the world's top fashion trends unfolding before your eyes in this stylish district.
  • Discover the essence of old Tokyo as you explore the historic district of Asakusa. Feel the vibrant atmosphere as you wander through the bustling streets and admire the grandeur of Senso-ji, an iconic and highly-revered Buddhist temple.
  • Lastly, experience the vibrant energy of Akihabara, the center of Japanese pop culture and electronics.
Hanoi highlights tour and christmas celebration Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple
Day 3
Mar. 25th: Kawaguchiko Excursion
Meals provided: breakfast
Daily transfer: by private vehicle

Experience a captivating day trip from Tokyo with a personal guide to uncover the beauty and discover the fascinating stories of the Fuji Kawaguchiko area while taking in breathtaking views of cherry blossoms.

  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual beauty of Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine with stunning Mount Fuji views.
  • Enjoy a serene cruise on Lake Kawaguchi, reflecting Mount Fuji's grandeur, and end your day basking in the tranquility of the surrounding landscape.
Mt. Fuji, pagoda and sakura Appreciate Mt. Fuji in the Five Lakes area
Day 4
Mar. 26th: High-Speed Journey to Kyoto
Meals provided: breakfast
Railway station transfer: by private vehicle

On the fourth day of the trip, you would enjoy a hassle-free transfer from your hotel to a Tokyo train station in a private car.

From there, you would experience the exhilaration of high-speed travel as you board the Shinkansen to Kyoto, enjoying the scenic landscapes along the way.

Upon arrival at Kyoto Station, relax and let a private driver transfer you directly to your hotel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey.

The Japanese railway and sakura The local railway in spring
Day 5
Mar. 27th: Kyoto Highlights
Meals provided: breakfast
Daily transfer: by private vehicle
Embark on a delightful day trip to Nara, a city renowned for its historied temples and free-roaming deer.
  • Marvel at the magnificent Kinkaku-ji, a stunning golden structure situated in serene gardens.
  • Then, step into history at Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its impressive architecture and beautiful gardens.
  • Next, explore the lively Nishiki Market, a bustling culinary paradise offering a variety of local delicacies and fresh produce.
  • And contrastingly, visit and admire picturesque Togetsu-kyo Bridge, offering breathtaking views of the river and nearby mountains.
  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama, surrounded by towering bamboo stalks in a serene setting.
Togetsukyo Bridge with sakuraThe Togetsukyo Bridge in the Arashiyama area in spring
Day6
Mar. 28th: Kyoto to Osaka via Nara
Meals provided: breakfast
Daily transfer: by private vehicle
  • Explore history-filled Gion district and its traditional architecture, then visit the mesmerizing Fushimi Inari Shrine with its iconic torii gates.
  • Then, marvel at the massive bronze Buddha at Todai-ji and enjoy encounters with friendly deer in the serene surroundings of Nara Park.
  • Conclude the day by transferring to your hotel in vibrant Osaka.

The rest of the day would be yours to explore Osaka at your leisure. You could experience the city's bustling streets, savor the local cuisine, or visit notable attractions. Wandering through the vibrant neighborhoods to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this modern metropolis in highly recommended!

Gion District with sakura The old street of Gion District in spring
Day 7
Mar. 29th: Farewell, Japan!
Meals provided: breakfast
  • Arrange your preferred mode of transportation from the hotel to the airport. Taxis are recommended and your hotel staff would be happy to assist you in booking one.
  • Bid farewell to Osaka and Japan as you embark on your journey home, reflecting on the amazing memories you've created during your vacation in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Sayonara and safe travels!

Kansai International Airport The Kansai International Airport in Osaka

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features, and we may adujust the hotel arrangement based on their availability due to high demand.

Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower
Odakyu Hotel Century Southern Tower
(4-star) or similar
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
(4-star) or similar
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Hotel Granvia Osaka (4-star) or similar

Price Includes:

  • Train tickets between Tokyo and Kyoto as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide and vehicle service as listed
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary or similar options based on availability
  • Breakfasts at hotels and listed meals in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights to Tokyo and depart from Osaka
  • Tips for the guide and the driver (suggested USD 50 per person)
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received up to 30 days before departure: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received 14 to 29 days before departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation received 0 to 13 days before departure: 0% refund

Tour code: ah-jp-18-gp

*It is possible to have a private tour with the same itinerary as this one (or a bespoke version of it). Please contact us for a quote using the tour code: ah-jp-18-gp, and let us know any customization you would like.

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Traveler numbers for your group:

Adults and kids (≥10 years old)

Children

3-9 yrs old

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