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Ultimate Japan Tohoku Sakura 2023

Wander through 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, strolling through the myriad of colors at Echigo Hillside Flower Park, and so much more!

Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to soak away your stress at any of the many soothing hot springs we visit each evening. And all of this 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 “Ultimate Japan” Tohoku Sakura Tour!

Destination Highlights

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

Tour Includes

10 nights comfortable accommodations – 26 tasty meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – WiFi router – HNL Airport Lounge – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package $5,490 (Adult) / Land Package $4,290 (Adult)

Tour Details


For an in-depth look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, read a full overview of the tour on our blog:

Or see 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
105-APRHNL Airport departure on Japan Airlines (nonstop flight)
206-APRArrive in Tokyo, rest at hotel
307-APRTakumi no Sato & metalwork activity, strawberry picking at Mogitore, hot springs!
408-APRKiyotsukyo “Light Cave”, Echigo Hillside Flower Park, private Furumachi geisha performance
509-APRNiigata senbei making, Yanaizu “foot onsen”, wild vegetable sansai harvesting and eating, hot springs!
610-APRHanami (cherry blossom viewing) experience at Tsuruga castle, Homare Sake Brewery & Japanese Garden, Kaminoyama Samurai Residence, hot springs!
711-APRGinzan Onsen sightseeing, Hiraizumi Chusonji Temple, Geibikei Gorge river boat, hot springs!
812-APRKamabuchi Waterfall, Kitakami Sakura festival, Wanko soba eating experience, Kesennuma Tsunami Memorial, Kesennuma Fish Market, hot springs!
913-APRMatsushima Bay ocean cruise, Yukata rental experience & Japanese garden, Zuihoden Temple/Mausoleum, free time in Sendai City
1014-APRNikka Whisky Factory, Sendai Castle ruins, Shinkansen to Tokyo, free time in Tokyo
1115-APRFree day to explore Tokyo!
1216-APRFree morning & early afternoon, depart for HNL in the evening on Japan Airlines (nonstop flight)

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