Northern Japan in Spring: Cherry Blossom Season

Aomori & Hakodate

From £5200 Per Person in low season
From £5500 Per Person in high season

based on 6 nights inc. flights

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Shared transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on two people sharing. Includes all accommodation, city transfers in a private vehicle with private English speaking guide and shared transfers between islands.

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  • Get away from the spring crowds in central Honshu and witness the majestic beauty of the sakura in Northern Japan in some of the best spots filled with thousands of cherry trees.

  • Hokkaido and Aomori are now conveniently connected just by an hour shinkansen train ride away, making it extremely easy to explore a different island of Japan.

  • Scenic lovers will be thrilled with the itinerary that includes some of the best cherry blossom spots of Northern Japan, caldera lake sceneries, beautiful river valleys and the diverse vegetation of Onuma National Park.

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The best and most popular times to visit Japan are the climatically stable seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). The highlight of spring is the cherry-blossom season, which usually arrives in early April. Autumn is an equally good time to travel, with pleasant temperatures and soothing autumn colours, which usually peak between late October and mid-November. Of course, you can visit Japan anytime although the summer, from June to August, can be very hot and humid, and winter can be a little chilly for some people’s taste.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.


Revel in the spring beauty of Northern Japan – Aomori and Hakodate. Catch the delicate sakura flowers blooming over a short period from end April to early May and be dazzled by the contrast of pink sakura flowers against the stunning backdrop of snow capped mountains.

  1. Fly into Aomori

  2. Days 1-5: Aomori

    Nestled at the northernmost tip of Honshu island, Aomori of the Tohoku prefecture is a region less explored by the hordes of international tourist and still retains much of its pristine surrounds. Spend four nights in Aomori region and visit local markets, ancient Sannai Maruyama Ruins, as well as Hirosake Park and Castle and Mt Iwaki where thousands of cherry blossom trees bloom beautifully and are some of the best places to view the sakura in Spring. Known locally for its sweet and juicy apples, the region supplies at least half of the total production of apples in Japan. Visit a working farm and learn more about the delicious apples of Aomori. Lastly, make a trip to Oirase Gorge, said to be one of the most beautiful river gorges of the entire Japan. Witness icy rapids and plunging waterfalls and in spring, the valley is filled with lush greenery and sparkling waters, creating a picture of captivating beauty.

    Accommodation: Hakkoda Hotel (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-7: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

    Transfer by Shinkansen to Hakodate, Hokkaido. Enjoy a tour of Fort Goryokaku and Tower, where it is surrounded by cherry blossoms in Spring before taking the ropeway to Mt. Hakodate in the evening for the majestic panoramic night view. Visit Onuma National Park, a bird-life paradise and stroll along the morning market and interact with the locals as they go about their morning marketing.

    Accommodation: La Vista Hakodate Bay (2 nights)

  4. Fly home from Hakodate


  • Aomori City Tour

    Discover Aomori and visit the unique Nebuta House Warasse Museum, the local Furukawa Market and the Aomori Museum of Art. End your day in the Sannai Maruyama Ruins.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Cherry Blossom Fever in Hirosaki

    Enjoy a full day at Hirosaki. Head to the beautiful Hirosaki Park and Castle, nestled amongst thousands of sakura trees. Enjoy a picnic lunch then take a walk at Fujita-Kinen Teien gardens. Proceed to Mt Iwaki and admire the scenery along the 7.3km trail.

  • Hakodate Sightseeing

    Wander around Hakodate and visit Fort Goryokaku and Tower, as well as the Trapitine Convent. Stroll the Motomachi District and admire the European Church and Building. Afterwards, head to the top of Mt Hakodate by ropeway for a panoramic view of the city.


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