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Adventures in blossoming Japan

1st February 2011 Print
Cherry blossom trees in Japan

It's nearing blooming season for the Japanese cherry blossom trees, and Tucan Travel offers a choice of several fantastic adventures to these far eastern islands and the chance to experience the many festivals that celebrate the coming season of the country's iconic flower.

There is never a bad time for an adventure holiday in the Far East. But there is no better time than during the cherry blossom season. The sight of these gorgeous trees in full bloom is such an integral part of Japanese culture that the arrival of the season is heralded with a raft of festivals the length and breadth of the country.

The transformation to the landscape as the cherry blossom flowers is so alluring that Tucan Travel global general manager Bec Whiffin has herself chosen the start of this year's season to make her first visit to Japan.

"I have always wanted to visit Japan, especially since we began operating adventure tours there. This year I have finally found the time and with the cherry blossoms beginning to bloom this is definitely the time to go on holiday there.

"Along with everything else there is to see and do in this country, being there when the cherry blossoms bloom gives a great adventure something extra special." said Whiffin.

An adventure tour with Tucan Travel is a great way to see behind the veil and really get to grips with this fascinating nation, its culture and its history. From technologically-advanced Tokyo teeming with people, to fabulously preserved old towns set in a beautiful mountain landscape, Japan is a land of fascinating contrasts.

On top of the cherry blossoms, Tucan Travel adventure holidays in Japan offer you classic Japanese experiences; from visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto to staying in traditional ryokans or finishing a long day at a sento, a communal Japanese bath house.

To see all Tucan Travel adventure tours in Japan visit:

Tucan Travel is a specialist adventure tour operator with hundreds of high quality, affordable and exciting adventures to worldwide destinations. Choose from over 470 group tours, Independent Travel packages and Expedition Cruises to Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, Asia & Russia, East & Southern Africa, Latin America and Antarctica.

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Cherry blossom trees in Japan