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Cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

by Eddy
(11) Reviews
6h $ 158 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • East gardens of the Imperial Palace (Cherry blossoms and Japanese gardens)
  • Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park (Cherry clouds on the moats, festival)
  • Shinjuku Gyoen park ( Over 1,000 cherry trees in spacious areas)

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158.40 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up in central Tokyo area.
$ 17.60

Overview

In Tokyo, the cherry blossom season is from late March to early April. The blossom is in full bloom only for several days. The standard course covers the following spots in Tokyo:
(1) East gardens of the Imperial Palace
(2) Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru park
(3) Shinjuku Gyoen
Destinations can be changed to other spots including:
Ueno park, Sumida park, or Yasukuni shrine

What to Expect

You will enjoy cherry blossoms viewing at various places as follows:

1. East gardens of the Imperial Palace
The East gardens of the Imperial Palace is a large park having ruins of the Edo Castle and various kinds of trees including many cherry trees. There is a large Japanese style garden where you can see beautiful cherry blossoms and take a rest.
(On Monday and Friday, the East gardens is closed. In such a case, we will visit one of alternatives: Ueno Park, Sumida Park, and Yasukuni Shrine.)

2.Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park
In Chidorigafuchi area, hundreds of cherry trees decorate the moats of the Imperial palace. People enjoy cherry blossom viewing from small rental boats. The park next to it is called Kitanomaru Park, and is a place for quiet viewing. Every year, a cherry blossom festival is held around the Chidorigafuchi that goes on until nighttime.

3. Shinjuku Gyoen park
It is a very large botanical garden featuring more than one thousand cherry trees of over a dozen varieties. There are not only Japanese gardens, but also an English landscape garden, a French formal garden and a forest called Mother and Child’s forest. There are spacious lawn areas, so many people enjoy picnics.

Other than these places, the following popular cherry spots can be added or replaced according to a customer's request.

(1)Ueno Park
Ueno is one of the most popular and crowded hanami spots in Tokyo, where the trees famously bloom. An estimated 800 cherry trees line the central path, and people picnic on both sides, using blankets or tarps to claim whatever space they can. Lanterns are strung up, so you can party on into the evening.

(2)Sumida Park
The area stretching from Azuma-bashi Bridge to Sakura-bashi Bridge on the Sumida River is a super famous hanami spot, and has been for centuries. More than 1,000 cherry trees line the river. You can see Tokyo Skytree from here. It is also fabulous to take a mini-cruise on a yakatabune boat.

(3)Yasukuni Shrine
This large Shinto shrine was founded by Emperor Meiji in June 1869 and commemorates those who died in service of Japan.
Over 600 cherry trees are planted including the government-designated benchmark cherry tree. The official blossom date of Tokyo is announced only when the special someiyoshino – a variety of cherry tree – at the Yasukuni Shrine comes into bloom.

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Highlights

  • East gardens of the Imperial Palace (Cherry blossoms and Japanese gardens)
  • Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park (Cherry clouds on the moats, festival)
  • Shinjuku Gyoen park ( Over 1,000 cherry trees in spacious areas)

Important

Only available during cherry blossom season in Tokyo, from Mar. 27 to Apr.10

1. This tour is available during cherry blossom season from late March to early April.
2. The cherry blossoming period depends upon the weather. So, please understand that full blooming cherry trees are not always seen.
3. Small shops do not accept a credit card, please bring Japanese Yen needed.
4. Comfortable shoes are recommended, because we walk more than 3 km.
5. When the weather is bad, the tour course may be changed after consultation with a guest.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
subway or taxi : from your hotel to Otemachi station (you and guide)
subway : from Kudanshita station to Shinjuku sanchome station :220JPY (you)
entrance fee of the Shinjuku Gyoen : 200 JPY (you)
food and drinks (you)
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Central Tokyo or at Otemachi station
Ending Point
at the final destination
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 11 )
Jacqui Jacqui United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Thank You Eddy ”

It was a pleasure to meet Eddy and learn more about Japanese culture and the area of Chiba. I appreciated his local knowledge and he paced my morning tour well as I had only just arrived in Chiba the previous day.

Eddy:

Dear Jacqui, Thank you for writing such a nice review of my tour so soon. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will come back to Japan again. Best regards, Eddy

Brian Brian United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Temple tour ”

Eddy, is a very knowledgeable and patient guide. He takes the time to teach and make sure you understand the culture. I would definitely recommend him for your guide.

Eddy:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I am pleased that you got some knowledge about Japanese culture. You ate “Unajuu”, grilled eel, at a restaurant near the temple. I think that it was a good experience for you. See you again.

Mona Mona United States
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing day with an amazing guide ”

We had a great day touring the Western part of Tokyo with Eddy. It was our first full day in Tokyo and he was absolutely fantastic. Creating the itinerary with him was easy--he will give you his input and take yours as well to cater a great and feasible experience. We didn't feel rushed through the sights, which was our initial hesitation in booking a guide. He gave some great history of Japan and offered us some clutch phrases in Japanese. He is very kind, professional, and I would highly recommend him to anyone. We wish he could be with us the rest of our trip! Such a great first day largely due to him. Thank you, Eddy!

Eddy:

Thank you very much for your kind review. It is my great pleasure if you were satisfied. I was very happy to go around Tokyo with a nice and smart couple, because you looked happy during the tour. I felt that your positive thinking and good planning make your life good and happy. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your Japan tour. Congratulations on the second anniversary of your marriage.

Keshav Keshav United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Genuine care, service , entertaining and informative ”

Eiichi was a fantastic person to be with. My family and I spent 5 days with him touring Tokyo and the neighboring city of Hakone. He was very patient, caring and informative. He would explain all the sights in great detail and would answer all our questions very patiently. He is a good planner and taught us origami, basic greetings and a lot about the Japanese culture in the times when we were commuting or having meals. He went out of the way to help us, especially with our dietary needs. As an example, he gave us detailed instructions on how to get from the Tokyo train station to our hotel which was very easy to follow. He was very methodical and detailed in the itinerary and cost and was flexible when I wanted to make adjustments a day before. My kids aged 14 and 12 thought he was grea... read more

Eddy:

Dear Keshav and family, Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging review! I was very happy to guide a lovely and ideal family around Tokyo and Hakone. It was such a pleasant experience for me, too. Although it was very hot every day, all of you followed me to see various places with curiosity. Thank you for your cooperation. I was happy to hear that you made many pleasant memories. Please come back to Tokyo someday soon. I am waiting for you. Thank you again and take care! Eddy(Eiichi)

Michelle Michelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Enjoyable day ”

It was an enjoyable experienced and he is very patient with us.

Eddy:

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for the good review and your cooperation during the tour. I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the Kamakura tour. It was fun for me to learn about your family and Philippines during the tour. I hope that you will enjoy the rest of your tour in Japan and you will go back to your home safely. Best regards, Eddy

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