Cherry Blossom tours in bloom

WENDY Wu Tours has secured highly sought after departure dates for its escorted 2017 group tours during Japan’s Cherry Blossom season between March and May.

Traditionally, the prime time to catch Japan’s sakura in bloom is from the last week of March until the first week of April. As each tree only flowers for a limited number of days each year around the country, being ‘on the move’ enables a better opportunity to view the cherry blossoms in all their glory first-hand.

Spaces on the Asian tour specialist’s itineraries in peak season had been sold out since mid-2016, however an extra allocation was made available to Wendy Wu Tours in early December, some of which have already been snapped up.

“This is a huge advantage for agents and customers, many of whom did not realise the popularity of the destination and thus left booking too late for 2017,” general manager Australia Andrew Mulholland said.

“Encouraged by previous interest, we believe these dates will sell-out quickly and highly recommend customers secure their place on tours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment”.

The 12-day ‘Essential Japan’ tour on 16 March, has fresh availability, priced at $9,560 per person twin share. Another of Wendy Wu Tours’ 14-day ‘Discover Japan’ trips on 02 April has limited space available, priced from $10,960ppts.

Both itineraries include a three-night stay in Tokyo, bullet train journeys and visits to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Osaka.

Each tour includes return airfares and taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide or Perth, accommodation, all meals, ground transport in Japan and daily sightseeing with expert national escorts.