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Cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

by Eddy
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6h $ 143 Price up to 5 people


  • 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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142.50 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


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 cherry blossoms viewing spots.
(1) East gardens of the Imperial Palace
(2) Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park
(3) Shinjuku Gyoen
These destinations can be changed to other spots according to a customer’s request.

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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Organized by Eddy

Licensed Guide
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  • 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)


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

1. The cherry blossoming period depends upon the weather. So, please understand that full blooming cherry trees are not always seen.
2. Small shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese Yen needed.
3. Comfortable shoes are recommended, because we walk more than 3 km.
4. When 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
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Eddy

Licensed Guide

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  • English ( License )

Hello. My name is Eiichi and my nick name is Eddy. So, please call me Eddy because Eiichi is difficult for visitors to pronounce.
I am a licensed guide interpreter certified by Japanese government.

I was born and live in Chiba prefecture, which is next to Tokyo and I have worked in Tokyo for more than 20 years. So, I know Chiba and Tokyo very well. My hobby is ceramic art, golf, and Zen meditation, and I like traveling and reading history books. Based on these experience and knowledge, I will introduce Japanese culture and history.

I used to work as an engineer for one of major electronic manufacturers which exports communication systems and components to overseas. Through the job, I visited many countries including New Zealand where I fortunately stayed for four years with my family. I have found it fun to communicate with people in other countries. So, after my recent retirement, I started to work as a licensed guide interpreter.

I’m looking forward to meeting visitors who are interested in Japanese beautiful nature, unique culture, variety of foods or history.

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Reviews ( 2 )

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Marcy

“ Our Day with Eddy ”

Eddy is a polite gentleman and a thorough and thoughtful guide. More restrained than dynamic, he planned our one day visit with care, adapting to our interests. He gave us a great mini lesson on Japanese language and characters, an overview of Japanese food and even taught us some origami. Arigato Eddy!

4 months ago |   by Tuyet

“ It was the best experience with such a short time around tokyo. Love it ”

I have been taking quite a few tours but i’m sure that Eddy was the hard working tour guide i ever knew. He tried his best to let us know about Tokyo, from history to religion, which is very interesting to know. Thank you for guiding us around Tokyo. It’s such a pleasure to meet him.

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