Guided tour

Daytime Hanami (Cherry Blossom Time) with a Local

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

Daytime Hanami (Cherry Blossom Time) with a Local

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.

From US$ 182 per person

This is a special limited seasonal tour. Stroll the streets of this historic area of Tokyo and experience the true Hanami.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a 2.5 hour tour of the back streets in Yanaka
  • Try local snacks and a sake tasting (other beverages also available)
  • Visit a famous local artist gallery and studio
  • Experience a real Hanami stroll a local guide, with plenty of time and tips for taking great cherry blossom photos
  • Browse the local shops along the way
Full description
The true Hanami spirit during Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is hidden in the back streets, old neighborhoods, around temples and shrines (both big and small). Join this walking tour of part of the Yanaka area. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the artistic history of the district and finish up with your own Hanami stroll and foodie experience - under gorgeous blossom lined streets. Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season, with a two week peak. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year, but you will be offered this limited edition tour at the best possible period. The guide will teach you about the history of the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, and offer you to taste local specialties that are bound to be pleasing to the eye and the palate.  Enjoy also a special Hanami, seasonal bento. Homemade rice balls and other local specialties are also on the menu. Yanaka neighborhood is a festive one that celebrates both its many visitors and the day-to-day lives of local citizens. It is also famous for more than 100 temples and shrines which give this place a special spirit. You will also spend time in several small streets and end up in a gorgeous area famous for cherry trees and cats. At the end of the tour, you take a local style Hanami stroll, and visit a famous temple.
Includes
  • Tea, sake, other beverage tasting included
  • Special hanami bento
  • Local snacks and sweets
  • Walking level light to moderate
  • Shopping time
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori – Yanaka this address: 7 -20-6 Yanaka, 1st Floor. Your guide will be there holding a sign. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart. In addition to our limited five-minute grace period, please note that we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour, And also to respect our relationships with restaurants.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking through the market.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. A copy of your passport is required for those aged 10 and over.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Great guide, small Group, very satisfied

The guide was very knowledge blev, the pace very suitable and the tour adapted on the go according to the interest of the small group.

March 27, 2018

March 26, 2019

Product ID: 138620