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Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

1. Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is so beautiful, and even more so in the evening when lanterns and lights turn the tree-lined streets into a magical fairyland. Nakameguro is a trendy, beautiful neighborhood, very famous for its 2 kilometer route along the Meguro River/Canal. This entire route is lined with cherry trees and it must be seen in person to really get a feeling for how beautiful the sakura (cherry trees) are. Join this tour walking along the canal and around the vibrant restaurant and shopping areas. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the history of the district and finish up with dinner at an amazing Udon noodle based pub that features local seasonal dishes, Japanese rice wine and other of course amazing handmade noodles.  Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak time lasting only two weeks. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year but this tour will be offered during the time period most famous for the Hanami celebrations. With your guide, learn about the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, and taste local specialties that are bound to be pleasing to the eye and to the palate.  Nakameguro is a very fashionable district with many small boutiques, and during the sakura season, there are lots of stalls selling yummy snacks and street food. 

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based on 5 reviews

Awesome tour! Our guide Ryan was very knowledgeable and friendly. I’m glad we did this on our first day because this is our first visit to the country and we got all our dumb tourist questions about Tokyo and Japan answered by Ryan, who speaks perfect English. This is a must see when the cherry blossoms are blooming along the river, illuminated by these traditional Japanese lanterns. So beautiful! We went to other famous Sakura viewing areas during our stay in Tokyo but this was the most impressive. The river area was packed with locals taking photos, so I would guess many locals would agree

Awesome tour thanks. Ryan was a great guide and the rest of the tour group were wonderful. More than I expected!!

Excellent way to get to know Japanese cuisine

Very good guide Asha. I really recommend to take a little bit of Japan in the soul.