Tokyo’s Best Cherry Blossom Spots – Walking Tour and Night Cruise
Guided Walk to Tokyo’s Best Cherry Blossom Spots & Sumida River Nighttime Cherry Blossom Cruise (GDT1J02021MKS)
Enjoy seeing cherry blossoms on this tour accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter to Ueno Park, selected as one of the top 100 cherry blossom spots in Japan. Also, board a Sumida River cherry blossom viewing boat in the evening for a nighttime cruise.
Opened in 1906, Shinjuku Gyoen is a Japanese garden created for the Imperial Family. The garden – which is skillfully comprised of a formal garden, a landscape garden, and a Japanese garden – is an iconic modern European-style garden from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and is considered a masterpiece among the few landscape gardens in Japan. The garden features 1,000 cherry blossom trees of about 65 types, plum trees, azaleas, Yoshino cherry, and many other colorful blossoms.
The Sumida River nighttime cherry blossom cruise departs from Asakusa and lasts for about 45 minutes. Cherry blossoms bloom brilliantly on both sides of the Sumida River. A light bento box meal (Japanese cuisine) made specially for nighttime cherry-blossom-viewing boat rides will be served on board. Select 1 drink from non-alcoholic beverages, beer, or canned chuhai (shochu highball).
While viewing cherry blossoms, enjoy a sakura mochi snack, a spring specialty. Admire the beauty and savor the taste of Japan’s cherry blossoms.
[From Jan. 1, 2020]
Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If any of the following circumstances should occur by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled. Thank you for your understanding.
(1) If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met.
(2) If the flowers cannot be viewed due to blooming conditions.
*If the tour is canceled, customers will be notified by the conducting company or their travel agent.
The blooming conditions of flowers noted in the itinerary depend on the type of flower, weather conditions, etc., and the peak viewing period may vary for each. The tour will still be held if flowers are in bloom at only some tour itinerary location(s), or if alternative locations can be visited. If tour operation is confirmed but a customer cancels due to personal circumstances, the standard cancellation fees will apply.
The tour will still be held even in the case of rain, but in case of heavy rain or storm, the Sumida River nighttime cherry blossom cruise may be canceled. In this case, the cruise fare will be refunded by the travel agent.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
– This tour uses public transportation to Shinjuku Gyoen, Ueno Park and Asakusa. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
– A sakura mochi snack will be provided on the day of the tour, but if they are not available a different food may be provided instead.
– Itinerary locations and itinerary order may be changed depending on weather conditions and business hours of tour locations.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
As the Sumida River nighttime cherry blossom cruise charge is also required for children 1-5 years old, please pay directly at the location on the day.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Vegetarian options are not available for the light bento box meal (Japanese cuisine) served on board the Sumida River Nighttime Cherry Blossom Cruise. Also, minors (those under the age of 20) are not permitted to drink alcohol under the Japanese law. Minors and those who prefer not to consume alcohol will be served a non-alcoholic drink.
[Important Notes/Supplements: What to Wear/Bring]
– As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable for walking.
– Please note that alcoholic beverages, intoxication, and using play equipment are prohibited at Shinjuku Gyoen. Visitors’ handbags may be inspected, so please be forewarned.