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Tohoku Spectacular Sakura Tour 2024

Wander beneath beautiful cherry blossoms while exploring the rich culture of Tohoku

From wave-swept coastlines, glimmering gardens, and soaring castles, find the extraordinary side of Japan!

The bucolic beauty of Takumi no Sato, Gunma


Ready to dive into a part of Japan many have never seen? Circle through Japan’s wild Tohoku region and immerse yourself in the culture, food, and scenic beauty of this northern region. Stretching across the top of the country’s main island of Honshu, Tohoku sees far fewer visitors than the larger cities of central Japan, but they’re missing out! Including rare opportunities like a private geisha performance and sansai wild vegetable harvesting, plus fresh, seasonal foods unique to each region, if you’re a Japan enthusiast this tour is what you’ve been waiting for.

Our fully-guided itinerary will take you across six different prefectures, beginning and ending in Tokyo. There’s a cruise through Matsushima Bay, known as one of the country’s “Top 3 Most Scenic Views,” as well as a descent down the river of Geibikei Gorge, picking a special variety of strawberry in Gunma, tasting exquisite regional cuisines, and so much more!

Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to soak away your stress at one of the soothing hot springs that dot this picturesque landscape. All of this sits against the gorgeous backdrop of spring, with rows upon rows of fluttering pink cherry blossom trees lined up to greet you. Experience a Japanese journey that you’ll never forget with our Tohoku Spectacular Sakura Tour!

Destination Highlights

Sarugakyo Onsen – Niigata – Tsuruga Castle – Yamagata – Ginzan Onsen – Hanamaki Onsen – Kitakami – Matsushima Bay – Sendai – Tokyo – and more!

Tour Includes

9 nights premium accommodations – 23 tasty meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – WiFi router – HNL Airport Lounge – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package $4,690 (Adult) / Land Package $3,590 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, please see our itinerary here (PDF file):

Or check out the short summary below!

Itinerary Summary

Iwate Prefecture’s Kitakami Sakura Path & Festival
Regional specialty cuisine like wanko soba!
Kiyotsukyo “Light Cave” in Niigata Prefecture
Miyagi Prefecture’s famous Matsushima Bay boat cruise
106-APRHNL Airport departure on Japan Airlines (nonstop flight)
207-APRArrive in Tokyo, welcome dinner, rest at hotel
308-APRTakumi no Sato crafts village & metalwork activity, strawberry picking at Mogitore, hot springs!
409-APRKiyotsukyo “Light Cave”, Niigata senbei making, private Furumachi Geigi geisha performance
510-APRWild vegetable sansai harvesting experience, Tsuruga-jo Castle hanami sakura viewing & picnic experience, sake brewery tour + tasting, hot springs!
611-APRGinzan Onsen sightseeing, Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple, Geibikei Gorge river boat, hot springs!
712-APRKamabuchi Waterfall, Kitakami Sakura Street & spring festival, Wanko Soba eating experience, Kesennuma Tsunami Memorial + seafood market
813-APR Matsushima Bay ocean cruise, Yukata rental experience & Japanese garden, Zuihoden Mausoleum, free time in Sendai City
914-APRNikka Whisky Sendai Distillery tour + tasting, shinkansen bullet train to Tokyo, deluxe farewell dinner
1015-APRFull free day to explore Tokyo!
1116-APRFree morning & early afternoon, depart for HNL in the evening on Japan Airlines (nonstop flight)

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Download Tour Itinerary (PDF)