Experience the splendour of Cherry Blossom with Abercrombie & Kent
Spring in Japan is one of the world’s great travel experiences. The landscape is awash with colour as the pink and red cherry blossoms put on a show. It’s a time to appreciate this charming country at its most visually breathtaking, visiting stunning gardens, ancient samurai villas and charming mountain villages.
When is the best time to travel?
April is the very best time to see cherry blossoms. It is also the time when Japanese holiday- makers from across the country flock to parks and temple gardens to see the trees in flower. Later in the spring and early summer, as the weather continues to warm, is also a wonderful time to explore the Japanese coastline and Sea of Japan.
Luxury travel specialist, Abercrombie & Kent, offers a range of superb private and small group journeys and luxury expedition cruises to Japan. For those whom the Cherry Blossom season beckons, here are two of our top picks.
Culture & Customs of Japan
Abercrombie & Kent’s 11-day Culture & Customs of Japan. Limited Edition Small Group Journey is a chance to experience Japan at its most exquisite and most refined. Highlights include a traditional tea ceremony, a kaiseki ryori dinner with a traditional maiko and visits to some of Japan’s most impressive gardens, ancient samurai villas and charming mountain villages. You’ll walk the scenic Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, try your hand at Sushi making and see some of the country’s most important Shinto shrines.
Limited to a maximum of just 18 people, is priced from $16,795 per person twin share, with two departures: 4 – 14 April 2019 and 14 – 24 November 2019.
The Wonders of Japan
If cruising is more your style, then Abercrombie & Kent’s 14-day The Wonders of Japan luxury expedition cruise aboard the exclusively chartered and superbly-outfitted Le Soleal is just the ticket. Discover Japan in a way only possible by small ship visiting unique ports and off-the-beaten-path wilderness areas, taking in Japan’s four main islands and crossing the Sea of Japan to South Korea. Spend time exploring Osaka, culture-rich Kyoto, Hiroshima, and the ancient dynastic capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gyeongju in South Korea, visit some of Japan’s foremost galleries including the Chichu Art Museum, O’Hara Museum of Art and the Adachi Museum of Art and witness a private performance by the world-renowned Kodo taiko drummers.
Limited to just 199 guests, Abercrombie & Kent’s all-inclusive The Wonders of Japan journey is priced from $25,325 per person twin share and departs in late May, with only a few cabins left in 2019, and more space available on the 2020 departure.