Japan’s Tohoku – or northeastern – region is rich with history, natural beauty and noteworthy cultural sites. This tour will immerse you in all of this, including ancient temples, shrines, samurai residential areas, castles, and local crafts – all set against the fragrant beauty of peak cherry blossom season. You’ll enjoy scenic countrysides, high-speed bullet trains and peaceful ryokan inns at day’s end. The tour begins and ends in Tokyo – a city of unparalleled shopping, tourism and activities to introduce you to Japan’s commercial side. To peer into Japan’s soul, you’ll need to see the timeless Tohoku region, unique for its mountains, gorges, forests, natural beauty and ancient samurai culture and lifestyle.