In Tokyo, the cherry blossom season is from late March to early April. The blossom is in full bloom only for several days. So, this tour is offered during the cherry season only from Mar.27 to Apr.10.
The standard course covers the following spots.
These destinations can be changed to other spots according to a customer’s request, such as Yasukuni Shrine, Ueno park, Sumida park, and Monzen-nakacho.
< What you can expect in this tour >
We will visit three of the most popular cherry blossoms viewing spots in Tokyo.
1.East gardens of the Imperial Palace
The East gardens of the Imperial Palace is a large park having ruins of Edo Castle and various kinds of trees including many cherry trees.
The Edo castle was the former residence of the Tokugawa shogun who ruled Japan from the beginning of the 17th century to mid 19th century. You can see the foundation of the castle tower on top of the hill. There is a large Japanese garden, which is a landscape strolling garden.
The Otemon entrance is a short walk from Otemachi station.
2.Chidorigafuchi and Kitanomaru Park
Hundreds of cherry trees decorate the moats of the Imperial palace. There are many small boats for rent. People enjoy cherry blossom viewing from boats. The park next to it is called Kitanomaru Park, and is a place for quiet viewing. Every year, there’s a cherry blossom festival around the Chidorigafuchi area that goes on until nighttime. Picnics are not allowed.
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. People enjoy picnics in spacious lawn areas.
< Important points >
Meeting point: at your hotel or JR Otemachi station
Finishing point: at the final destination
Starting time: 9 am (recommended, flexible)
Duration: 6 hours
Tour type: Private tour with a licensed guide
Number of guests: 1~5
1) Small shops do not accept a credit card, so please bring Japanese Yen needed.
2) Comfortable shoes are recommended, because we walk more than 3 km.
3) When weather is bad, the tour course may be changed after consultation with a guest.
(1~2 persons) 25,000 JPY
(3~5 persons) plus 1,000/person
Child (0~6) free
< Including >
Guiding fee, transportation fare of the guide
< Not including >
transportation fare (you)
Subway or taxi : from your hotel to Otemachi station
Subway : from Kudanshita station to Shinjuku sanchome station (220JPY)
entrance fee of Shinjuku Gyoen (you)
General: 500JPY, Student (7~15): 250JPY, Child (0~6): free
food and drinks (you)