Private tour

Tokyo: Private Cherry Blossom Experience

Activity provider: City Unscripted

Tokyo: Private Cherry Blossom Experience

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 186.15 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, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and requests
  • Celebrate cherry blossom season like a local with your personally chosen host
  • Visit a traditional “depachika”, a department store incredible food-hall to choose food for your Japanese picnic
  • Feast on traditional dishes like sakura mochi, pink rice cakes wrapped in cherry tree leaves
  • Visit famous spots like Meguro river, and hidden-gems recommended by your 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.
  • Private and personalized experience
  • 4 hours with a local host
  • Meet-up at your accommodation (within reasonable distance)
  • Traditional Japanese picnic
  • Local knowledge, insight, and advice
  • Food and drinks other than the traditional Japanese picnic
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The season for cherry blossom season usually falls on and around the first week of April, however this changes each year depending on a number of factors including how cold the winter has been previously
  • Please book this tour at least 72 hours in advance so that the supplier can build the best experience for you
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people, if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made

Product ID: 214602