"Cherry Blossom of Japan" Luxury Tour

Duration 7 days
Price guide
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Every spring, Japan is veiled in a cloak of pink as the cherry trees burst into flower. It’s notoriously difficult to predict exactly when the blossom will appear in each city and just how long it will last for, but we’ll do our best to show you Japan in full, iconic bloom on a luxury trip that takes in two of its most important cities.

Trip highlights

  • Explore the enchanting grounds of Osaka castle
  • Take a stroll through the celebrated Ryoan-ji rock garden
  • Go for a peaceful and meditative walk along the Philosopher’s Path
  • Spend time in the lush district of Arashiyama away from the city rush
  • Visit the Kitanomaru Koen national park which near the Imperial Palace
  • Marvel at seafood from around the world at Tsukiji morning market

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
  • Days 1–5 Kyoto
  • Days 5–7 Tokyo
“Cherry Blossom of Japan” Luxury Tour
Price guide
  • Days 1–5 Kyoto
  • Days 5–7 Tokyo

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–5

Explore Kyoto

Spend your time in Kyoto looking out for the signature pink sakura blooms and admiring the impressive imperial beauty of the city, evident in the abundance of prewar buildings such as grand palaces, traditional “machiya” townhouses and ornate shrines. You’ll see the city of Osaka in its full spring glory, stopping at Osaka castle, and visiting Dotombori, which is celebrated for its billboards and advertising displays.

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Kyoto trees

Temples and gardens

Deer Park

Cherry tree tour of Kyoto

On this exploration of Kyoto you’ll focus on UNESCO World Heritage sites and the best places for seeing cherry blossom. Stroll along the Philosopher’s Path and visit Ginkakuji. Stop at Nanzenji temple, the Heian Jingu shrine and Nijo Castle. There are 430 cherry trees in the grounds here.

Full day tour of Kyoto and Arashiyama

Start the day at Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion temple and then explore the serene Ryoan-ji temple which is celebrated for its rock garden of clay walls, raked sand and 15 mysterious and carefully placed rocks. Also visit the pretty  Arashiyama  district for a welcome break from the city’s hustle.  Then continue  towards Okochi Sanso, a splendid mountain retreat, and later Tenryu-ji Temple.

Visit to Nara

Take a full-day tour of Nara, the ancient 8th century Japanese capital. Begin with a visit to Nara Park. Commonly known as “Deer Park”, it’s home to hundreds of freely roaming deers which are regarded in Shinto religion as messengers of the gods and symbol of the city.

Days 5–7

Welcome to Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan’s bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to cherry trees and temples. Enjoy the stunning views of Mount Fuji and the city’s infectious energy with our recommendations for the best things to see and do. SKitanomaru Koen national park which is near the Imperial Palace, is a great place to see the cherry blossom. Tsukiji morning market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world, is definitely worth visiting, as is Tokyo National Museum (TNM) inside Ueno Park.

Cultural experience in Tokyo

Together with your English-speaking guide, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a traditional cultural experience of your choice. Choose between the Japanese fine art of “Ikebana” flower arrangement, a tea ceremony or Japanese calligraphy.

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