2024 Cherry Blossoms Hanami Food Tour in Yanaka (Tokyo)

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3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Language
Japanese, English
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With green tea, With sake
Witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms as you walk around the historic back streets of nostalgic Yanaka, Tokyo, in this limited-time, seasonal tour!
Highlights
Explore the beautiful and historic backstreets of Yanaka, filled with gorgeous cherry blossoms in 2024
Enjoy tasting local snacks, street food and sake along the way (other drinks also available)
Browse locals shops and visit a famous local artist gallery and studio
Enjoy a leisurely hanami stroll with a local guide, and get great tips for taking cherry blossom photos!
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Available March 18th-April 10th 2024, this tour will show you Tokyo's cherry blossom season in the back streets, temples, and shrines of an old neighborhood in Tokyo, Yanaka. Join a walking tour of Yanaka, close to Ueno and Nippori, an area known as "Old Tokyo". Taste local delicacies and drinks, explore the artistic past of the district, and finish up with a leisurely hanami stroll and foodie experience under lovely cherry 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 in. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year, but this limited-edition tour will take place when cherry blossoms are usually in bloom. With a seasoned guide, learn about the history of the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, and taste local specialties. You will also try local snacks and enjoy a special seasonal bento with homemade rice balls! The Yanaka neighborhood is festive, and you will notice both many visitors and the day-to-day lives of local citizens. The area is also famous for being home to more than 100 temples and shrines, which give this place a special spirit. During the tour, you will stroll along several small streets, and end up in a picturesque area famous for its many cherry trees and cats! At the end of the tour, your host will share the local style of a Hanami stroll, and you will visit a famous temple.
Inclusions
A 3-hour Hanami and Food Tour in Yanaka
An English-speaking local guide
Lunch bento box
Various beverage tastings
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet-up details will be sent to your provided email upon booking is confirmed. If you don't receive details, please contact us.
Remarks
The food tour starts strictly on time. Please be respectful of the other guests. If guests do not arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will begin regardless.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking.

Experience Location

Yanaka Ginza is a district of northern Tokyo where the past and the present blend together. Having survived the bombings of World War II and the Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire of 1923, Yanaka Ginza is one of the most well-preserved old town districts in Tokyo. With a history of producing artists and artisans, the area has a creative atmosphere. Some of the buildings in Yanaka Ginza are over 100 years old while others have since been turned into art galleries and shops. With quiet winding streets and hidden shrines, Yanaka Ginza produces traditional crafts and plenty of exceptional local food.
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Earliest available date: March 25, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals