How many times can we laud the hugely awarded culinary efforts of chefs throughout Japan without sounding repetitive? Tokyo’s many Michelin stars are well-documented, as are its streets lined with mouthwatering roadside stands. So anyone in Los Angeles should clear their schedule and have their credit cards ready. Globotours is offering round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Tokyo on (the also lauded) Singapore Airlines, a four-night stay at the Four Seasons Tokyo, limousine airport transfers, a half-day city tour, free access to a Japanese onsen bath and full service spa in the hotel, and 20 percent discounts at the hotel's two restaurants — all this just in time to see the cherry blossoms.
From there, exploring, dining, and imbibing should be easy — try authentic Japanese curry, head to the Tsukiji fish market, find the best ramen shops, and join locals at an izakaya for end-of-the-day sake and some yakitori. (Photo courtesy of Flickr/Tyoron2)
Fine print: Book by Feb. 20 for dates in March, April, or May by calling (800) 988-4833. Travel in April and May adds at least $100 to the total cost.