Springtime in Japan is exciting and ephemeral. The pastel-pink sakura (cherry blossom) holds a special significance in Japanese culture as it epitomise the fleeting nature of life.
It marks a time of celebration, with sakura festivals occurring from March to May in towns, cities and islands for the cherry blossom holiday season.
During the peak flowering period in spring 2021, Good Housekeeping readers will have the opportunity of a lifetime to see these remarkable displays on a tour of the seasonal blooms.
You’ll have the chance to stay in buzzing, neon-lit Tokyo, visiting Ueno Park, one of the most famous locations for seeing the pink petals. You’ll also go on incredible trips - travelling on the famous bullet train to Kyoto, and visiting iconic Mount Fuji.
During our exclusive holiday, you will tour of some of the best spots for cherry blossom viewing, a custom so cherished that it holds its own title in Japanese - hanami.
Travelling by cable car on the Komagatake Ropeway and by boat on the serene Lake Ashi, you can admire spectacular views of the pristine nature all around. These areas are beautifully kept and relished by travellers worldwide.
But it’s not just the sights of Tokyo that you will experience on this holiday. You’ll also explore Osaka, visiting a traditional covered market and savouring Japanese delicacies in Dotonbori, the restaurant district. In Takayama, you’ll see the pretty streets of the beautifully preserved Old Town, and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Plus, this is the perfect trip for solo adventurers who want to experience Japan’s most famous sights and enjoy the best of the cherry blossom season. With no single supplement to pay, and a low deposit of £99, it’s a great chance to see this fascinating country in the company of other GH readers.
Read more about the trip and book your place on our tour of Japan’s finest cherry blossom sites.
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