Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples. On the Wanderers Japan Small Group Tour you will visit towns and villages, off the beaten track locations, have cultural experiences, seasonal surprises, local cuisine, Unesco World Heritage visits, interaction with local people, and of course a lot fun! Our departure coincides with the cherry blossom season. Known as hanami in Japanese, cherry blossom festivals are an important custom and are held all over Japan during the spring. Hanami is the ancient tradition of going to enjoy the blooming of cherry blossoms (sakura) and sometimes plum blossoms (Ume) in parks and throughout the countryside in Japan.