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Tokyo: Private Cherry Blossom Experience

Product ID: 214602
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Explore a whimsical Tokyo dipped in pastel pink. Spend time with a local host who will take you out picnicking under the local cherry blossoms throughout your very own cherry-blossom-viewing party.
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Duration: 4 hours
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English, Italian, Japanese

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Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Celebrate cherry blossom season like a local with your personally chosen hotel
  • Visit the most famous and spectacular cherry blossom viewing spots in the city
  • 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
  • Stroll along the banks of the Meguro River or hire a boat and see the blossoms from the moat of the Imperial Palace
  • Enjoy a picnic with your host under the branches of a cherry tree
Full description
To begin your experience, you’ll need to first buy your picnic. Together with your host you’ll visit an impressive local department store where you’ll head straight to the “Depachika”, the incredible underground food halls that can be found in most Japanese department stores which are a paradise for any foodie. You'll browse the aisles, being amazed by the incredible food such as sushi, bento boxes, and Japanese sweets.

You can also taste sakura mochi, which are traditional spring sweets which you’ll find in almost every wagashi shop in Tokyo at this time of year. They are delicious pink rice cakes wrapped in sakura leaf and the classic cherry blossom season sweets.

Next, your Host will take you to a park such as the Shinjuku Gyoen National Park which they will choose according to where the best blossoms are. The dates of the cherry blossom season vary each year, so your host will choose a park based on where the blossoms are in full bloom and at their best. You will likely arrive before midday in order to secure a good picnic spot, as it can get extremely busy.

You can choose to stroll along the Meguro River, wandering along the canal and appreciating the beauty and tranquility of the trees along the water’s edge. You may also like to stay in the park and make the most of your spot under the sakura. You will see some of Tokyo’s iconic hanami spots such as the Sensoji temple and the beautiful Meiji-jingu Shrine, which are even more breathtaking at this time of year.
Includes
  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

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

From US$ 133.12 per person

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Product ID: 214602