Guided tour

Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

4.3 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
Guided tour

Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

Activity provider: Arigato Travel K.K.
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From US$ 182 per person

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Take a stroll along the famous Blossom lines canal in Tokyo and experience true Hanami. Keep in mind this event is a Specially Limited Seasonal Tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk this 3 hour tour around the canal and trendy Nakameguro neighborhood
  • Try local snacks and beverages, including sweets, sembei, and other special seasonal items
  • Enjoy a tasty dinner at a local Udon-Izakaya (pub)
  • Experience a real Hanami stroll with your local guide, plenty of time and tips for taking great cherry blossom photos
  • Connect with the local festival atmosphere
Full description
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. 
  • One drink included
  • Dinner in a restaurant
  • Local snacks and sweets
  • Walking level: light to moderate
  • Sightseeing and shopping time
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Segafredo Coffee shop, right by the entrance to Nakameguro train station. Your guide will be there holding a sign. You can copy and paste this to Google Maps: 〒153-0051 Tōkyō-to, Meguro-ku, 目黒区Kamimeguro, 3 Chome−3−4−3 By train: The easiest way to come is by train on the Toyoko line or the Hibiya Subway line. Directions cannot be provided once the tour begins. Also, guides will not be contactable after the tour has started.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise supplier of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 6 reviews

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The tour was not really a tour. You don’t need a guide to walk around the area snd enjoy the view and restaurant along the river. It is actually better and much cheaper to do it on your own and at your pace and speed

March 23, 2023

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

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April 12, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

Product ID: 139655