The true Hanami spirit during Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is hidden in the back streets, old neighborhoods, around temples and shrines (both big and small). Join us on this walking tour of part of the Yanaka area. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the artistic history of the district, and finish up with your own hanami stroll and foodie experience- under gorgeous blossom lined streets.
Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak being about two weeks. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year but we will be offering this limited edition tour in the time period most famous for Hanami time. With our guide, learn about the history of the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, and taste local specialties that are bound to be pleasing to the eye and to the palate. We will try local snacks. And enjoy a special Hanami, seasonal bento. Home made rice balls, and other local specialities are on the menu! Yanaka neighborhood is a festive one that celebrates both it’s many visitors and the day to day lives of local citizens. It is also famous for more than 100 temples and shrines which give this place a special spirit. During the tour, we will spend time at along several small streets and end up in a gorgeous area famous for cherry trees and CATS?! At the end of the tour we will share the local style of a Hanami stroll, and a visit to a famous temple.