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Japan Tours in May

Japan Tours in May

Guests on our May Tours experience what is usually Japan’s best weather for traveling. May begins with what Japanese call “Golden Week” – the sun is out, the flowers are in bloom, there are local festivals, and everyone wants to take a trip. Tour Japan in May for some of the best scenes of Japan in springtime – you can see some last-minute cherry blossoms in addition to the rest of Japan coming into bloom. Travelers come to Hokkaido in search of the last of the cherry blossoms and are rewarded with incredible views in Hakodate; star-shaped Fort Goryokaku blushes from point to point in pastel pink and white flowers. Matsumae City is an especially lively cherry blossom scene, where one of the last cherry blossom festivals of the season is hosted at Matsumae Castle. The park surrounding the castle bursts with spring color, with over 250 varieties of cherry blossom reaching peak loveliness throughout the month.

Venture down through Japan’s main island for other floral visions of springtime beauty. While the cherry blossom is most identified with springtime in Japan, the islands have many gardens and parks filled with seasonal flowers to admire. In Tochigi, visitors are awe-struck by the great wisteria in Ashikaga Flower Park. Long trails of vines twine through large trellises, dangling violet flowers overhead like suspended drops of rain. Travelers to Ibaraki are presented with a dreamy sea of baby blue eyes waving over rolling hills at Hitachi Seaside Park. And in the Fuji Five Lakes region, the Fuji Shibazakura Festival beckons tourists to stroll beside Lake Motosu among a romantic spring carpet of phlox moss, patterned in a patchwork quilt of violet, magenta, pastel pink, and white.

Visit Kyoto during May for the Aoi Matsuri – a historical festival that takes visitors back to the over a thousand years to the Heian period. It features a long procession of people decked in the style of classical Japanese nobility.

Travelers along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route during May can view verdant spring scenes in the Japan Alps, traveling a route through what has been called the “roof of Japan.” May is one of the overall best times for hiking and trekking the numerous hiking trails in general, and whether you prefer the finding mountain temples along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, the more easygoing Nakasendo Trail through the heart of traditional Japan, or other cultural hikes in Kyushu or Shikoku, you can count on some unforgettable views of historical treasures and natural beauty. Take advantage of one of Japan’s best travel seasons to experience a May tour of Japan.

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    question mark icon         Tour#: GTQ5125644

Anime Flavor: Tokyo & Kyoto Spring Tour with Hiroshima & Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka

    42 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4798.00

Anime Flavor Tour will fulfill your Otaku needs. Visit popular anime spots while learning about Japan’s culture, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

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Sat. Apr 12, 2025 Wed. Apr 23, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. May 17, 2025 Wed. May 28, 2025 US $4798.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTT4872581

Highlights of China and Japan Tour Spring with Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

China (Beijing / Xian / Shanghai), Japan (Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo)


15 Days 14 Nights | from US $4898.00

A refreshing 15-day spring tour through China and Japan, while exploring their ancient cultural treasures, plus a visit to Expo 2025 Osaka!

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Mon. May 12, 2025 Mon. May 26, 2025 US $4898.00 Beijing Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTL5199631

Best of Japan Tour Spring: Kyoto Aoi Festival with Expo 2025 Osaka arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka

    136 reviews

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $4898.00

Visit the most popular regions of Japan, sightsee the country's main cities, and observe the elegant Kyoto Aoi Festival, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

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Sun. May 11, 2025 Thu. May 22, 2025 US $4898.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTD365303

Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walking & Hiking Tour: Spring arrow readmore icon

Mt Koya / Tokushima / Iya Valley / Kochi / Matsuyama / Kagawa

    1 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5175.00 (Limit to 13 guests)

A small-group guided walking & hiking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail.

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Sun. Apr 6, 2025 Fri. Apr 18, 2025 US $5175.00

Small Group Limited to 13 passengers

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
Sat. May 10, 2025 Thu. May 22, 2025 US $5175.00

Small Group Limited to 13 guests

Osaka Kotohira Onsen Active Minimum 4 / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTA5947767

Discover Japan Spring - Snow Monkeys, Nakasendo & Sanja Festival arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Yudanaka / Obuse / Narai / Magome / Nakasendo / Tsumago / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka


11 Days 10 Nights | from US $5298.00 (Limit to 24 guests)

Experience the thrilling Sanja Festival in Tokyo during our Discover Japan Sanja Festival Group Tour, an 11-day tour that includes Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Mount Fuji, Yudanaka, and the Old Nakasendo Road.

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Thu. May 15, 2025 Sun. May 25, 2025 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
Thu. May 14, 2026 Sun. May 24, 2026 US $5298.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

Tokyo Osaka Deluxe-Plus Guarantee / Book Now  
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Hokkaido & Beyond: Cherry Blossoms, Baby Blue Eyes, Wisteria & Fuji Shibazakura arrow readmore icon

Shiraoi / Noboribetsu / Lake Toya / Hakodate / Matsumae / Mori / Kuromatsunai / Niseko / Otaru / Asahikawa / Biei / Furano / Sapporo / Hitachinaka / Mito / Ashikaga / Karuizawa / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji

    3 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Discover Hokkaido's most beautiful cherry blossom viewing spots, followed by an extension to find wisteria, baby blue eyes, shibazakura, and more!

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Thu. May 1, 2025 Tue. May 13, 2025 US $5298.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Fri. May 1, 2026 Wed. May 13, 2026 US $5298.00 Sapporo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTO2669927

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe

    136 reviews

13 Days 12 Nights | from US $5298.00

Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss.

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Fri. May 9, 2025 Wed. May 21, 2025 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Sat. May 9, 2026 Thu. May 21, 2026 US $5298.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTY5209842

Best of Japan with Japanese Alps: Fuji Shibazakura, Snow Monkeys & Snow Corridor with Expo 2025 arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Yudanaka / Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Obokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Osaka

    136 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5598.00

Must-see sites of Tokyo, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, and Hiroshima as well as a few seasonal specialties that you can't miss, plus Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.

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Fri. May 9, 2025 Thu. May 22, 2025 US $5598.00 Tokyo Osaka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
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Majestic Japan Spring Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Takasaki / Karuizawa / Yudanaka / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawago / Kanazawa / Himeji / Kurashiki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Oobokekyo Gorge / Takamatsu / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Koka / Hikone / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Tokyo


14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5898.00

Explore Majestic Japan during the lush spring season, on a 14-day itinerary that includes Tokyo, Yudanaka Onsen, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Himeji, Hiroshima, Shikoku Island, Nara, Kyoto, Hakone, Mount Fuji, and more.

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Mon. May 19, 2025 Sun. Jun 1, 2025 US $5898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
Mon. May 18, 2026 Sun. May 31, 2026 US $5898.00 Tokyo Tokyo Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  
    question mark icon         Tour#: GTY1663022

Japan In Depth: Kyoto Aoi Festival Tour arrow readmore icon

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Hikone / Koka / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki

    26 reviews

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5898.00

Observe the graceful Kyoto Aoi Festival and travel deeper into Japan by exploring the country's three main islands.

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Mon. May 11, 2026 Sun. May 24, 2026 US $5898.00 Tokyo Fukuoka Deluxe Guarantee / Book Now  




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