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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.
Osaka's most popular hanami spots the Nishinomaru Garden with 600 cherry trees
One of the powerful Seven Great Temples that once served as the head temple of a nationwide network of provincial Buddhist temples
Considered the messengers of the gods, Nara's over 1000 deer have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure. Deer crackers are for sale around the park.
Tingle your taste buds with authentic sake and watch how it’s made through the sake making process
Gaze at one of Japan’s oldest and most eye-catching Buddhist temples whose classic red pagoda has been influential to Japanese architecture for centuries
Witness the power and prestige of the shogun’s exhibited by the Nijo Castle
Experience traditional old Kyoto where the narrow lanes, wooden buildings and traditional merchant shops invoke a feeling of the old capital city
Stay overnight at Shigisan Temple and partake the "Shojin-Ryori", the monk's vegetarian meal served especially for you!
Catch a Kimono fashion show at the Nishijin Textile Center. You can enjoy the gorgeous and beauty of Nishijin through the Kimono show here.
Stand amid the soaring stalks of the Sagano Bamboo Grove and feel like you’re transported to another world.
An aerial journey where one can enjoy views of the active, sulfuric hot spring sources of the Owakudani Valley between Sounzan and Owakudani and of Lake Ashinoko and Mount Fuji.
The Asakusa Temple combines architecture, centers of worship, Japanese gardens, and traditional markets to offer visitors a modern-day look at Japan’s rich history and culture