Japan’s blossoms a sell-out

As another spring cherry blossom season comes to an end in Japan, travellers are already turning their attention to next year’s blooms in what is becoming an increasingly popular ritual for international visitors. Bunnik Tours has just completed a sell-out season of cherry blossom itineraries.

“We’re already looking at next season and have recently released even more dates for 2018 in anticipation,” said the tour operator’s managing director Dennis Bunnik.

The peak period for hanami (flower viewing) is from late March into April when Japan is blanketed in blossoms. Another botanical peak follows in October and November when Japanese maple leaves erupt in autumn colour.