Goway Travel has secured exclusive spots in Japan for this spring’s cherry blossom season, the tour operator announced.
The coming cherry blossom season in late March and early April is expected to be the busiest in Japan in over four years.
Spring of 2023 will mark the first time since before the pandemic that foreign travellers can visit Japan for the hanami season. Currently, there is almost no availability for foreign travellers, with all tours and accommodations booked up.
However, Goway has secured exclusive hotel rooms and tours as well as a dedicated national guide in Japan during this popular time of year.
Goway’s Japan Cherry Blossom Odyssey is a 12-day small-group escorted tour that takes travellers to Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kanazawa, and Tokyo.
It includes popular tours of landmarks in these destinations, including Miyajima Island, the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Kaga Onsen, Senso-ji Temple, and the resort town of Hakone outside Mt. Fuji.
It includes three cherry blossom viewings: one on Mt. Yoshino in Nara prefecture near Osaka, where over 30,000 cherry trees cover the mountainside; another in Kyoto where the cherry blossoms are illuminated during the evening; and a lunch picnic under cherry trees in Kanazawa.
This tour departs April 4 and is limited to only eight rooms exclusively for Goway travellers. It is on sale until February 10, 2023.
"I'm so excited about this trip and the opportunity it presents for a select number of globetrotters,” said Brittany Banks, product manager for Asia at Goway. “This year especially, it’s been almost impossible to find space during the cherry blossom season in Japan. However, Japan Cherry Blossom Odyssey presents a unique opportunity for travellers to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons in the entire world. Seeing the cherry blossoms in Japan is something you’ll never forget, so I’m thrilled we’re able to help some lucky travellers cross this unforgettable experience off their bucket lists.”