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Highlights of Flowering Cherries or sakura in Tokyo

4 hours
up to 3 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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This tour covers four of the best viewing spots of cherry blossoms in Tokyo. We start from a garden in Shinjuku to see the picturesque scenes of cherry blossoms. After 8-minute-train ride, we walk on the footpath flanked with flowering cherry trees like a tunnel along the former Edo Castle Moats to the most famous viewing spot of cherry blossoms in Japan near the Imperial palace.


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  • You'll view the picturesque scenes of cherry blossoms, walking through the beautifully landscaped Japanese and Western style gardens at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
  • You 'll walk on the footpath flanked with flowering cherry trees like a tunnel made of cherry blossoms and view magnificent scenes of beautiful nature and the remains of the former Edo Castle in and out of the Imperial Palace Gardens.

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What to Expect

This is the best and only season to view cherry blossoms or sakura in Japan.
Why don't you have memorable experiences about cherry blossoms in Japan?
This tour covers four of the best cherry-blossom-viewing spots in Tokyo.
You'll see the scenes of magnificent Japanese sakura to your heart content and learn a little about Japanese history of the Edo period nearly 350 to 150 years ago.

At Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, you'll enjoy looking at a variety of cherry blossoms of many cherry trees, walking through the Traditional Japanese Garden, the English Landscape Garden,and the French Formal Garden.
There is a stunning view of cherry blossoms on the lawns of English Garden.

After 8-minute-train ride, we are heading to the Tokyo's most famous cherry blossom viewing spot near the Imperial Palace or the former Edo castle, taking a promenade through a tunnel made of flowering cherry trees.
Then you'll see the scene of gorgeous pale-pink blossoms against the water of the Castle Moat.
Lastly, we can get a firsthand look at the remains of the former Edo Castle such as the formidable gates and the stone walls. We can enjoy the Eastern Garden of the Imperial palace which has a beautiful Japanese garden and the great stone foundation of Edo Castle except Mondays and Fridays.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel in Tokyo or Tokyo Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
transportation and entrance fees for your guide

What‘s not included

Transportation fee for you ¥160 for each guest
Food and drink
Entrance fee for you ¥200 for each guest
When you want me to welcome at your hotel located within the Tokyo-23-ward, you will pay ¥1000 for that. In that case, I'll send you back to your hotel free of charge.


Only available- Tues. March 19 to Thur. April 4, 2019

I don't work as a guide after 5 p.m.

1, You will be expected to walk for more than three hours.
2,This is the best time to view cherry blossoms, so many restaurants might be filled with people. I'd like to recommend that you take a lunch with you. You can buy a good lunch in and out of JR Shinjuku Station, inside Shinjuku Gyoen National Park or Kitanomaru Park.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 22 )
4.6 (22) Reviews
Very Good
Narelle Narelle Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
17 hours ago

“ Nikko Day Trip ”

Michiko was very responsive to our requests and knowledgeable about the Nikko area. We had a great day and I would definitely recommend Michiko.


Thank you for your review. I'm really happy you liked that area where most tourists don't notice. I hope you've refreshed yourselves! Please say hello to your wonderful children for me.

Connie Connie United States ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Highlights of Tokyo ”

We cannot say enough about Michiko. She is an excellent tour guide! She designed our tours so well making sure that we made the most of our time. She arrived at our hotel with a beautiful smile and ready to hit the ground running - literally. There is absolutely no way that we could have seen so much of Tokyo without her. Her knowledge of the city and the subways is amazing. My husband and I most definitely recommend Michiko as Tokyo's tour guide. She is kind and very personable. We came to see her as friend in the very short time we spent with her. Michiko thank you for your time! My birthday cake was great!


Thank you for your review. When I met you two at the first time, I felt as if I had met my old friends. I really enjoyed the tour including a hidden sweet tour with you. Actually, I think it was tough tour for you but you kept going to the end. Victory goes to the person who can stay the course!

Susann Susann United States ( Business )
1 week ago

“ Tokyo Hidden Highlights in 2 Days ”

Hi Michiko, thank you so much for spending two wonderful days with me in Tokyo and showing me so many hidden highlights. I learned so much about the country, city, culture, Japanese customs and food. I hope we can explore some more when I come back to Tokyo next year.


Thank you for your review. The two paintings were so much fun, weren't they? Let's find something interesting from now on and share them next time. I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Joanna Joanna United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A beautiful day in early autumn in Tokyo ”

We had a party of four and Michiko showed us around Tokyo for the day. We were impressed with her organizational prowess. We were able to see more than we expected and she tailored the tour to our specific interests. She was pleasant and professional. She excels in her knowledge of arts and horticulture.


I'm so happy that I've heard from you again! Actually, I forgot to say something to your mother. It is that she has brought up wonderful children. You and your brother have excellent empathy skills and can see things from a different perspective. That is to say, you are kind and considerate and very nice people. I believe these people can make the world more peaceful place. I respect you all!

Rohit Rohit India ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Excellent Person & Very Accommodating ”

We had a great time with Michiko, she was very accommodating and extremely friendly and flexible. She went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. We did Tokyo Day trip, Nikko Day Trip & Kamakura Day Trip with her, all 3 were excellent. Her warm personality and humbleness really made us feel very comfortable. As it was super hot in tokyo, she took taxis for us, and would not even let us pay. We thank you Michiko for excellent time Regards Avantika & Rohit


Thank you very much foy your kind words. I've learned a lot about your country's culture from you, Avantika. You two are smart people with not only excellent understanding but also warm personality. It was one of the happiest opportunities of my life as a guide to work for you. I'm very proud of having guided outstanding people like you. I wish you two a very bright future ahead.

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