Essence of Sakura Cherry Blossom Photography Tour

Day 1, 2: Arrival and meet at Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND). We will transfer to Yamanashi Prefecture home prefecture to the Iconic Mt. Fuji.

Day 3: Matsumoto Castle is a Japanese National Treasure built in 1504, used officially by the samurai until 1868. Locally, it is known as ‘Karasu-Jo’ or Crow Castle due to its resplendent black exterior. During cherry blossom season, the castle and cherry trees are masterfully illuminated.

Day 4, 5: You will have up close and personal encounters with the wild Japanese macaques, better known as snow monkeys.

Day 6, 7, 8: By the Sea of Japan, you will be counted among the few experiencing a cherry blossom field of dreams and the crimson beauty of the Takeda Castle Cherry Blossoms and Sunset.

Day 9, 10, 11: Returning to the Pacific Ocean side of Japan, we will take in majestic views of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji from the golden hour to twilight and between.

Day 11: Departure late afternoon from Tokyo, Haneda Airport, (HND).
* Duration: 11 days
* Starts: Ota, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Nature & Wildlife




Day 1, 2: Arrival and meet at Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND). We will transfer to Yamanashi Prefecture home prefecture to the Iconic Mt. Fuji.

Day 3: Matsumoto Castle is a Japanese National Treasure built in 1504, used officially by the samurai until 1868. Locally, it is known as ‘Karasu-Jo’ or Crow Castle due to its resplendent black exterior. During cherry blossom season, the castle and cherry trees are masterfully illuminated.

Day 4, 5: You will have up close and personal encounters with the wild Japanese macaques, better known as snow monkeys.

Day 6, 7, 8: By the Sea of Japan, you will be counted among the few experiencing a cherry blossom field of dreams and the crimson beauty of the Takeda Castle Cherry Blossoms and Sunset.

Day 9, 10, 11: Returning to the Pacific Ocean side of Japan, we will take in majestic views of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Fuji from the golden hour to twilight and between.

Day 11: Departure late afternoon from Tokyo, Haneda Airport, (HND).

Itinerary

On this Cross-Country Cherry Blossom Photography Tour, you will spend 11 days trekking across Japan. During this adventure, you’ll be introduced to several incarnations of Japan’s quintessential flower, while pursuing the perfect, elusive cherry blossom. Are you interested in experiencing and photographing perfect cherry blossoms while on a culture-rich, luxurious, cross-country Japan excursion?