Spring in Japan brings with it fine weather and an explosion of color — the color pink, specifically. One of the most beloved times of the year in Japan, sakura season, or cherry blossom season, is a chance to see one of the most brilliant natural spectacles the country has to offer as the parks, mountains, and even city streets abound with beautiful cherry blossoms in various shades of pink and white. The beauty of these fragile blossoms is fleeting, so don’t miss your chance to see them in all their glory! This sakura season, Sunrise Tours and JAPANiCAN.com present two cherry blossom tours in Tokyo designed to offer you the perfect opportunity to appreciate this vibrant, yet delicate scenery in various settings.
Tokyo Cherry Blossoms Night Cruise Tour
This cherry blossom viewing tour takes you on a night cruise down the scenic Sumida River in Tokyo. Besides the famous, beautiful views of cherry blossoms along the banks of the river, you will also enjoy a traditional dance performed on the boat by apprentice geisha. The tour also includes a bento box snack (plus a drink) from a famous Asakusa restaurant with over 100 years of history. A night cruise, cherry blossom viewing, and traditional performance all in one – don’t miss out on this great spring-only tour!
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Asakusa Azumabashi Pier
Cruise with cherry blossoms and dance Azumabashi Pier Asakusa Station
Tour Dates: March 30 – April 14: Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Tour Price: JPY 6,500 (Adult)
Historical Tokyo and Cherry Blossoms Walking Tour
This morning walking tour takes you to bustling Ueno Park — one of Tokyo’s top cherry blossom hot spots — where you can experience the gorgeous, seasonal scenery and lively festival-like atmosphere. After enjoying tea and a Japanese-style snack at a traditional restaurant, you’ll walk through a fascinating neighborhood on the way to Yanaka. Upon arriving in Yanaka, you’ll be greeted by a veritable tunnel of pink and white blossoms as you stroll through this historical locale which is home to Edo period buildings and temples.
Read a report about this tour! (Note: Tour itinerary has been revised since this writing.)
Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal Ueno Park Izuei Umegawatei Restaurant
Yanaka Nippori Station
Tour Dates: March 30 – April 14: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Tour Price: JPY 4,000 (Adult)