Everyday (April)

CUSTOMISED SAKURA TOURS

Choose your own Spring adventure in Tohoku!

Highlights

You’ve traveled all the way to Japan, only to find that the cherry blossoms have finished…

…or have they?

Our cherry blossom season here in the north of Tohoku runs later than Tokyo, Kyoto or southern Japan.
If you look hard enough (or climb high enough!) it’s usually possible to find some trees in bloom in mid-April to early-May.
Book a ride in our SAKURA ATTRACXI and we’ll take you to best location for cherry blossoms on the day of your visit!!

With our customised planning service, not only can we tailor your trip to your specific interests and travel requirements,
but your experience will be completely stress-free, with private transport and private guide included with each package.
Our driver-guides are all local travel experts who know the ins and outs of the Tohoku area.
Let us help you plan the ultimate Spring in Japan adventure!

Private charters are available for individuals, small groups and families.
Pick the length of your journey from 4 hours up to overnight or long-stay packages.
We offer a range of vehicle classes to suit your needs and comfort level, including jumbo-size taxis for groups and executive class luxury vehicles.
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OUTLINE

What’s Included

> Private transport (executive class vehicles available)
> Private driver-guide (English/French/Japanese)
> Itinerary planning and arrangement tailored to your interests/travel requirements
> Insurance

Not included

> Additional costs of any accommodation, meals, entry fees and other tour content (to be negotiated separately).
> Anything not included in the above 'included' list.

Meeting place

TOUR COURSE

CARS

We offer a variety of vehicle classes to suit the needs and size of your group! Your driver will be your guide!

 

4HOURS

Some of the best cherry blossom destinations can actually be found hidden away in local neighbourhood parks, gardens or lining countryside rivers – so, grab your picnic basket!

On this four hour plan we will take you to the best cherry blossoms in the local area that we KNOW will be in bloom on the day. You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy some quality ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing) away from the tourist crowds! 

 

6HOURS

You’ll be surprised how much you can experience in four hours when you’re traveling with private transport!

Starting from Sendai City, a four hour course can take you to most areas within Miyagi Prefecture. 

 

EXAMPLE COURSE (Spring): Cherry blossoms in Ogawara

Leave Sendai in the morning and head to southern Miyagi to see the incredible ‘Hitome-Senbon-Zakura'(1000 cherry blossoms in one glance) in Ogawara. 

Join the locals as they picnic beneath the trees! Enjoy a traditional ‘Obento’ lunchbox made from local ingredients and sip on some local sake (or green tea) under the pink blossoms.

Drive a little further to Funaoka to ride the cable-car and enjoy panoramic views of forests of cherry blossoms below.

Call into Shiroishi Castle for a spot of history and culture before heading back to Sendai City.

 

8HOURS

An 8 hour course gives you a whole day to play with, extending your options into Yamagata, Akita, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures!

 

EXAMPLE COURSE (Spring): ‘Hana-yori-dango’  in Iwate 

Enjoy some traditional ‘Hanami’ (flower viewing) in the incredible Tenshochi Park, in Kitakami (Iwate Prefecture). 

 

Drive an hour South to Ichinoseki City’s beautiful ‘Genbikei Gorge’. Enjoy a walk along the gorge lined with cherry blossoms! Try some of the famous ‘flying dumplings!’ 

 

Return to Sendai City.

 

1NIGHT+

Your options are endless!

Enjoy the full Tohoku experience and freedom to take your time exploring destinations further off the beaten path. 

Perhaps stay overnight at a countryside Ryokan Inn or traditional hot spring, deep in the mountains.

(We can provide recommendations for various accommodation options, depending on your needs)

 

EXAMPLE COURSE (Spring): The complete ‘Spring in Tohoku’ experience. 

Spend two days traveling to some of the best locations for cherry blossoms in Tohoku. 

Choose from a range of cultural activities, local food and unique experiences.

Start by driving north to Hirosaki City in Aomori and enjoy a private ‘Hanami’ picnic at one of Japan’s largest cherry blossom festivals.

 

Stay overnight in Aomori, before setting-off to experience two seasons in one day: first, a drive through the breathtaking ‘snow corridor’ of Mt. Hachimantai.

 

Next, continue on to the picturesque town of Kakunodate in Akita Prefecture; famous for its weeping cherry blossoms that line streets of old samurai residences. 

Return to Sendai City.

 

TOUR DETAILS

Where
Wherever you want!
Time
From 4 hours ~
Size
2-8 persons
Price
Quote by inquiry!
Sign-up Deadline
At least one week before departure date.
Please contact us directly for any urgent inquiries.
Cancellation Policy
Up to three days prior, no cancellation fee.
Two days prior: 20%
Day before: 30%
On the day: 100%
Note
If the minimum number of participants is not met the event will be cancelled.

TOUR PLAN

Basic Plan

Price Quote by inquiry!

Are you looking for a ‘deeper’ kind of travel?

At Tohoku ‘Local Secret’ Tours we can also suggest custom-made itineraries to meet your travel needs! You want to experience what’s unique to Tohoku.
You want to visit the places where the locals go; the places not listed in guidebooks!
You want to meet and interact with local people. You want to take your time exploring Tohoku so you need a guide, or perhaps an English-speaking driver...
...whatever you need for your Tohoku travel, we have it covered!
Feel free to contact us with any inquiries. We will respond within two business days after receiving your message.

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