We had a wonderful time on our 10-day Best Cherry Blossoms Japan Tour starting March 29, 2023. This was our second tour of 2023, and we had a wonderful time with our guests.
Cherry Blossoms Japan Tour: 10-days
March 29- April 7, 2023
We met everyone at the airport and got them back to the hotel in Shibuya, one of the main districts of Tokyo.
Shibuya Streets | ©JAPANandmore.com
Our adventure started out with a subway ride to Ueno Park, to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
Ueno Park in Full Bloom | ©JAPANandmore.com
Japanese Cooking Class | ©JAPANandmore.com
Senso-Ji Thunder Gate | ©JAPANandmore.com
The following day, we visited one of the Fuji Five Lakes and witnessed the magnificence of Mt. Fuji.
Mt. Fuji | ©JAPANandmore.com
Kaiseki Dinner at Mt. Fuji Ryokan | ©JAPANandmore.com
Inuyama Castle | ©JAPANandmore.com
Inuyama Spring Festival Floats | ©JAPANandmore.com
We went to Magome and Tsumago, two beautiful post-towns in the Kiso Valley.
Magome Post-Town in the Kiso Valley | ©JAPANandmore.com
The Nakasendo Trail | ©JAPANandmore.com
Today, we headed to Nara to see the UNESCO-listed sites of Todai-ji and Kasuga Shrine, as well as countless wild deer.
Todai-ji in Nara, Japan | ©JAPANandmore.com
Kasuga Shrine Forest Deer | ©JAPANandmore.com
Nara Park Cherry Blossoms | ©JAPANandmore.com
On Day 7, we visited the Golden Pagoda in Kinkakuji.
Golden Pagoda in Kinkakuji | ©JAPANandmore.com
Ryoanji Zen Garden | ©JAPANandmore.com
Miyako Odori Stage | ©JAPANandmore.com
We visited the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu Temple, and explored the Higashiyama District, with its quaint wooden houses and boutique shops.
Kiyomizu Temple | ©JAPANandmore.com
Kyoto Tofu Restaurant | ©JAPANandmore.com
We headed back to Tokyo and explored Akihabara, the center for electronics, anime, manga, video games, and Cosplay.
Akihabara, Tokyo | ©JAPANandmore.com
Best Cherry Blossoms Tour Group Photo | ©JAPANandmore.com