Private tour

Sakura in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom Experience

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Sakura in Tokyo: Cherry Blossom Experience

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 325.47 per person

You’ll spend some time with one of our local Tokyo hosts, who will take you out picnicking under the sakura (cherry blossoms) in your very own hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
From your hotel or accommodation in Tokyo.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Visit famous spots such as Shinjuku Gyoen Park
  • Enjoy the best cherry blossom spots with the help of a local host
  • Feast on a bento-style lunch and sakura-mochi, wrapped in cherry leaves
  • Enjoy your own hanami party accompanied by a local like-minded host
Full description
Celebrate Japan’s favorite time of the year in Tokyo’s most colorful parks, and take in the pink prettiness of cherry blossoms, or sakura, as they’re known here. Join a local host and take part in hanami, or cherry blossom viewing in popular public spaces like Shinjuku Gyo-en, a stunning garden in the heart of Tokyo’s financial district, or wander around the nearby Imperial Palace, where ancient architecture is accentuated by the bright blossoms. You could head south for the cherry tree-lined banks of the Meguro River, where you can admire the blossoms by day or by night. If things are getting crowded, your host might lead you to hidden gems like Koishikawa Botanical Garden, where cherry blossoms aren’t the only plants in bloom. Wherever you go, your host will be on hand to give you an authentic sakura experience! You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss your interests and requests, so that you will be paired with a like-minded local host. A bespoke itinerary will be built based on what you would like to see and do. Depending on where the best blossoms are at the time of your viewing, your host will decide two hanami locations for you, including both a famous park, as well as a small garden and shrine.
Includes
  • Private and personalized walking experience
  • 4 hours with local host
  • Meet up at your accommodation (within reasonable distance)
  • Traditional Japanese picnic
  • Local knowledge, insights and advice
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Tours are fully personalized, so any additional requirements like tickets, transportation, food and drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
  • Please book at least 48 hours in advance so the best experience can be built for you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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We had a very nice guide who showed us the cherry blossoms, where you can buy souvenirs, eat good "street" food.

April 4, 2019

Product ID: 91011