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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with MICHIKO.
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.
transportation and entrance fees for your guide
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.
I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.
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.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
My husband and I spent two days with Michiko and had a wonderful time. Always so cheerful and full of energy, she took care of us in every way. Her knowledge of the Japanese culture made these tours the more interesting, as was her choice of lunch menu. Thank you Michiko, till we meet again.
It was nice talking with you. The Kamakura shogunate was the country's first "samurai" government established in the end of the 12th century. The town is surrounded by mountains and facing the Sagami-bay on the south.That's why the place is called "a natural fortress". I think Zen temples including Kenchoji which is well-known for its quiet simplicity and fortitude must have supported "samurai" who need extraordinary powers of concentration and decisiveness. I hope you have a good time in Japan!
Michiko arrived ontime waiting for us at our hotel's lobby. It started out a light rainy day. This was the first day we were in Tokyo and Japan country. It's so different with how we live our lives in USA. So many people, so many trains and so many subways and buses. It's overwhelming, even I have been researching before my trip. Michiko gave us a good teaching how to use the train/subway system and the tickets, etc...winch we needed to purchase ticket for bullet train to Shin-Osaka on Nov-28th depart Tokyo to Osaka. By next day (yesterday), we were able to follow directions and catch our subways to couple places. Because we were not used to how Japanese live their lives, we were somewhat a little annoyed by various "rules", such as not supposed to eat and walk. Then when we walk in t... read more
Thank you for your review. "There is nothing impossible to him who will try." -Alexander the Great "Experience is the teacher of all things." -Julius Caeser Let's enjoy our lives!
Lovely day with sculptures, prints, gardens and a private music show! Thanks for the memories!
Thank you for your review. I just enjoyed the tour with you. I think you have a special talent on art. I was surprised when you told the meaning of the Japanese dance. It was nice talking with you.
We really enjoy our time with Michiko that has patient with all of us 5 people ... Thank you so much Michiko .. especially our time at kawaguchi go and Nikko ... have a nice travelling Ms Michiko
Thank you for joining my tour. I'm happy to hear that you've enjoyed the tour. I think I've done my utmost to help you experience the best of Japan such as visiting a beautiful and quiet garden and having "Kaiseki" dishes at a small Japanese restaurant in addition to viewing Mt. Fuji covered with snow. Give my regards to your friends.
Michiko-san epitomized professionalism by pre-planning our individual tour based on what we'd like to see in the Tokyo area. The pre-planning included her going through prior dry-runs of routes to ensure that we'd be able to accomplish what we prioritized on our wish list and within the allotted time. If we chose to linger more at one location, Michiko-san was flexible and adjusted our itinerary. Without her, we couldn't have seen half the sites if we had tried on our own to find and navigate to these places through Tokyo's extensive rail and subway system. Additionally, she provided some written brief background & context on our tour stops prior to the actual meeting - which was quite thoughtful. We were very pleased with Michiko-san!
Thank you for your review. I found a good dish called "sweet potato rice" at a small restaurant in Kawagoe on the day before the tour date. Sweet potato is a specialty of Kawagoe and I thought it was good for your stomach. Let's try it next time! And now I'm on the way to Lake Kawaguchiko to do the final route check for the tour expected next week. It's a beautiful day to enjoy the views of Mt. Fuji. Michiko