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Highlights of Flowering Cherries or sakura in Tokyo

Nature & Outdoor

Michiko S.

4.63(35) reviews
Tokyo
English
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

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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Meeting Point

JR Shinjuku Station or JR Tokyo Station

09:00

Shinjuku Gyoen National Gardens.

You'll view the picturesque scenes of cherry blossoms, walking through the beautifully landscaped Japanese and Western style gardens at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

10:30

Chidorigafuchi Moat Greenway

You 'll walk on the footpath flanked with flowering cherry trees like a tunnel made of cherry blossoms, viewing magnificent scenes of beautiful nature and the remains of the former Edo Castle such as formidable gates, moats and stone walls.

11:30

The Imperial Palace East Gardens

After going through one of the old castle gate, you'll see the great stone foundation of the main castle keep. Having made the ascent, treat yourself to a rest and savor what it feels like to be king for a moment. Then we visit the beautiful Japanese Garden.

13:00

JR Tokyo Station

Our tour is coming to an end at JR Tokyo Station. Thank you for joining my tour. I hope you've had a good time today.

Ending Point

JR Shinjuku Station or Tokyo Station

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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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 Information

* I'm afraid I cannot guide any visitors until the eradication of COVID-19 in Japan but I’m looking forward to helping you make your dreams come true on your sightseeing tours of beautiful Japan. * I'm also afraid I can't work as a guide after 5 p.m. and I can't guide solo male visitors or groups of all- male members. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and I thank you for your understanding.

Only available- Tues. March 17 to Thur. April 9, 2020

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 Garden or Kitanomaru Park.

3, This tour is not available on Mondays and Fridays.

4, If you'd like to start and end the tour at your hotel within Tokyo 23 wards, additional transportation costs are needed.

Cancellation Policy

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

Reviews

Dorothy S.

Feb 19, 2020

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 S.

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!

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Narendra G.

Feb 9, 2020

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 S.

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!

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Somsri C.

Jan 16, 2020

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 S.

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!

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Veronica L.

Jan 3, 2020

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 S.

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.

$83/ per group

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