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Highlights of Flowering Cherries or sakura in Tokyo


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.

Itinerary

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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 ¥500 for each guest (more than 65 years old
¥250)
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.

Important

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

* I'm afraid I can guide my guests just around Kamakura and Nikko areas during the Olympic and the Paralympic Games (July 24th to August 9th and August 25th to September 6th) because of the expected crowded transportation in Tokyo.
* I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m.
* I can't guide solo male guest or a group of all male members.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding.

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 ( 35 )
4.6 (35) Reviews
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Dorothy Dorothy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ A Wonderful Experience! ”

We spent two days with Michiko in Kamakura and Nikko. She did a fantastic job of organizing our time and sharing her knowledge and love of these beautiful places! It was a pleasure to work with Michiko.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your kind review. I was impressed by your excellent empathy skills being based on your attitude trying to see things from a different perspective. I believe people like you make the world peace!

Narendra Narendra United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Very Efficient and Friendly ”

Michiko met us promptly at the start of our tour and showed the schedule and said she is very flexible and can move things around. This actually happened because of bad weather conditions and with our approval, she suggested changes that reversed the morning itinerary with the evening. It was a long and busy day and crammed with activities as per my suggestions and Michiko kept us on track and allowed a lot of time for us to enjoy each site. Though English is not her native language, we were able to communicate with her fairly effectively. I would definitely use her services the next time I am in Japan.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your kind words! They encouraged me a lot. I’ve not been confident in my English. However, I’m a nationally licensed English tour guide and medical interpreter with a certificate of the highest grade in the English proficiency test. Come to think of it, I have no time to despair. I’ll continue practicing English everyday slow but sure to help my guests make their dreams come true. Again, thank you for your kindness!

Somsri Somsri United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful ”

Michiko is a heart warming person. She is very attentive , kind and generous. She took us to all the places we requested. She is fun and knowledgeable. We were happy to have her as our guide.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review. It’s encouraged me a lot to carry out nice tours for future guests. I’m on the Shinkansen to go back home from the final route check in Hakone (near Mt. Fuji) for the tour expected the next week. Hakone has an amazing “onsen”, hot springs. Let’s go there next time!

Veronica Veronica United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Tries hard ”

Michiko tries very hard and does her homework to prepare for her tours. Her lunch suggestions were really great and we appreciated that very much.

MICHIKO:

Thank you for your review, Veronica. It will be my great motivation for future tours! I always do my best for my guests. I hope you all have refreshed yourselves at the magnificent views of waterfalls and architecture in Nikko and a sea breeze in a Japan’s old capital, Kamakura.

Suandari Suandari Canada ( Family )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Lake Kawaguchiko / Kamakura-Hase ”

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.

MICHIKO:

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!

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