Experience the cherry blossom obsession in Japan throughout springtime on a cruise. In Japanese, the cherry blossom is Sakura. The Cherry blossom usually blooms between mid-March and early May in Japan. So this amazing Japan cruise tour is available in every year. In 2023, cherry blossoms are expected to open around March 15 in Tokyo and April 2 in Kyoto. If you have sufficient time to sail, it's recommended to remain for around 10-14 days to make sure of catching the cherry blooms at their peak. The best cruises are those departing in mid-March.
It is important to note that typhoons are frequent in Japan in summer and autumn, so it is a great idea to cruise in spring. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the spring and many tourists in Japan, it is not easy to book a hotel on land. It is an excellent opportunity to take a cruise at this time.
Let Japan Adventure Club help you book your cruise. With us, you'll get to know what cherry blossoms mean to Japan, not just scenically but culturally. Our expertly choreographed private shore excursions are the best way for you to discover Japan along its culturally abundant shoreline. Often we own the privileged access to the best cherry blossoms viewing spots. Our attentive service guarantees you a unique glimpse of the spectacular cherry blossoms, as well as the country itself.
Ueno Onshi Park is the earliest urban park in Japan. It was established in 1873 and can be said to be a cultural forest recording the local history. Ginkgo, camphor, zelkova, lotus, etc. are planted in this garden. There are more than 1,000 cherry blossom trees in Tokyo's Ueno Park, and by the end of March and early April, they will transform into a sea of pink cherry blossoms. The Ueno Cherry Blossom Festival at Ueno Gift Park is one of the largest and most crowded cherry blossom festivals in Japan.
Chidorigafuchi Greenway is a walking trail trimmed along the moat of the Imperial Palace, about 700 meters long. About 260 cherry trees are planted on both sides of the road, and they usually bloom from late March to early April every year. During the "Chiyoda Cherry Blossom Festival", a cherry blossom tree lighting event will be held, and you can also enjoy the reflection of the cherry trees on the water of Chidorigafuchi. Boat rental service is available from March to November, and you can experience the fun of boating and viewing flowers.
Meguro River is a well-known cherry blossom viewing spot in Tokyo and the top cherry blossom area. You can see it by taking the subway to Nakameguro Station. Every year, the "Megurogawa Cherry Blossom Season" (Nakameguro Cherry Blossom Festival) is held. The 4-kilometer-long river is full of pink cherry blossoms on both sides. The cherry blossoms fall into the river and become a beautiful scenery of the pink cherry blossom river. The night cherry blossoms are also very popular at night. Sakura view.
Most of the cherry blossoms seen in Tokyo are Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms. This kind of cherry blossom with pale pink and nearly white petals is the most popular variety of cherry blossoms in Japan and can be found all over Japan. But when it comes to the most photogenic types of cherry blossoms, the weeping cherry is the first. And to see the most beautiful weeping cherry blossoms in Tokyo, the first is Liuyi Garden.
Most of the famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Tokyo are won by the number, and the scale of hundreds of cherry trees at every turn makes people feel the charm of the pink flower sea. Like Liuyi Garden, it is unique that people flock to the weeping cherry tree with only one large branch. Walking into the garden, you can see the shadow of the star cherry tree at a glance. The cherry blossom scene like a waterfall can really only be described as "gorgeous".
Arashiyama is famous for its unique beautiful scenery and quaint buildings. Whether it is to enjoy cherry blossoms in spring or maple in autumn, tourists come to Arashiyama in an endless stream. Take the Lanshao train to the mountain, you can walk across the transitional moon bridge, and you will see the scene of up to 1,500 cherry blossoms in the surrounding area. The Weeping Cherry Blossoms in Nakanojima Park also hold an event to light up the night cherry blossoms, which makes Arashiyama look more romantic at night.
The Heian Shrine, which covers a large area, is a wonderful place for the four seasons. Except for the main hall of the central corridor, the rest of the entire shrine is a huge spring pond-style garden, which runs from east, west and south. , It is composed of the four major gods gardens (gardens and gardens). Small bridges, flowing water, lakes, meticulous landscaping, cherry blossoms in spring, fresh green in early summer, maple red in autumn, and white snow in winter stain the main buildings with vermilion on the outer walls. It is beautiful and does not disappoint. When you come to Kyoto to enjoy cherry blossoms, the unexpected cherry blossoms are always surprising. Just like I thought the most interesting area of Heian Jingu should be Toshin Garden, but at the entrance to the outer hall of Heian Jingu, I saw the weeping cherry blossoms like a pink waterfall, covering the Jingu corridor. On the glazed tiles, it is very amazing.
Daigo-ji Temple is also known as "Flower Daigo". This cherry blossom viewing spot began in the Heian period. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who was born in a poor family, chose it as the venue for the flower viewing conference in order to learn the hedonistic life of the upper class. The "Daigo no Hanami" flower viewing party held at the foot of the Sanbo-in Temple of Daigoji in the 3rd year of Qingchang also laid the foundation for Daigoji to become a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Kyoto. About 700 cherry trees are planted in Daigoji, including Kawazu cherry, branch Weeping cherry, Somei-yoshino, mountain cherry, Yae-sakura and other varieties, and even somei-yoshino trees over 100 years old. When the spring is cold, the "Daigo Cherry Blossom Forest Road" cherry blossoms are in full bloom. See the ranks of Taihe Flowers", the lively activities and the scenery of Sakurabuki, you must visit this "Kyoto paradise" when you are free to travel in Kyoto.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a 100-year-old shrine and one of the most representative attractions in Kyoto, the ancient capital of a thousand dots. The temple is built on a mountain, and in spring, cherry blossoms are full of flowers. When you come to the temple to enjoy the cherry blossoms, the mood seems to become calm. Under the decoration of lights, the night cherry blossoms with the temple as the background are even more dreamy.
Landian Cherry Blossom Tunnel is a relatively unpopular cherry blossom viewing spot, and there are not so many crowds. Walking across the railway while riding the Landen train, you can admire the cherry blossoms planted on both sides through the window. Even if it is only a short 200 meters, it is enough to make people feel excited. In Japanese anime, you often see the scene where the tram shuttles through the cherry blossom forest, which looks very dreamy and beautiful.
Osaka Castle Park covers an area of 1,056,000 square meters. The center is the Osaka Castle Tower with a history museum and an observation deck. In spring, 3,000 cherry blossoms bloom here, making it a famous flower viewing spot in Osaka. Hundreds of Choices are also on the list. There is also a "standard cherry tree" in the park, and the "blooming declaration" of Osaka cherry blossoms is announced according to its blooming situation. Osaka Castle Park has a wide variety of tree species such as Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, Oshima Yamazakura, Satozakura, Weeping Cherry, and Yae Cherry. Tourists can experience the beauty of cherry blossoms in various ways, or look up at the clusters of flowers against the backdrop of the castle tower, or look at the reflection of cherry blossoms on the water of the moat, or jog under the cherry trees, which is also the charm of cherry blossom viewing here. .
When it comes to cherry blossom viewing spots in Osaka, the Mint is definitely one of the top spots in various rankings. The Mint is usually open for the public to visit museums and factories. It is one of the famous free attractions in Osaka. During the cherry blossom season, the public will be allowed to enter the cherry blossom road (桜の通り抜け) during the one-week period. Due to the large crowds during the cherry blossom viewing period, only the south entrance and the north exit can be entered during this period. There are more than 300 cherry trees planted on the 560-meter-long cherry blossom road. In addition to enjoying the cherry blossoms, there will also be many festival-like booths on the cherry blossom road, which is very lively.
The Expo'70 Commemorative Park was built after the Japan World Expo was held in 1970. About 5,500 cherry trees of 9 varieties are planted in the vast garden. From around mid-March, the bell flower cherry blossoms and the Edo other shore cherry blossoms compete to bloom, and various cherry blossoms such as the Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms dye the park pink and gorgeous.
Osaka will host the World Expo again in 2025. Please visit our Osaka Expo pages.