Peaceful and charming, Yanaka is one of those neighborhoods you can’t help but find yourself liking, and you’ll like it more each time you visit. With its quiet streets, Yanaka gives off that reminiscent feeling you’ll only find in this old town Tokyo neighborhood. During this Cherry Blossoms 2020 Hanami and Food Tour in Yanaka, make yourself at home as you walk down the back streets of this beautiful place, where you’ll experience one of the most wonderful cherry blossom viewings you’ll ever have. It’s a great opportunity to share thoughtful conversations with fellow tourists and learn from local guides, and try a special hanami bento box and other local snacks paired with Japanese sake.
Just within walking distance from the popular Ueno Park, the neighborhood of Yanaka gives off that nostalgic feeling of old Tokyo. Stroll over to either Nippori Station or Sendagi Subway Station and it will take you to Yanaka Ginza, a lively shopping district where you can buy anything from clothes to toys, goods and produce, as well as groceries. You name it, they probably have it. You can find the barber beside a bakery, the butcher beside a confectionary specialist, and a coffee shop beside a watch dealer. It’s also a place where you’ll find cheap thrills and souvenirs, as well as mouth-watering street food.
With beautiful sakura cherry blossoms trees surrounding the Yanaka neighborhood, it’s the perfect place to spend some time with family and friends and view hanami in this limited edition cherry blossom 2020 tour. During this Cherry Blossom 2020 Hanami and Food Tour in Yanaka, you’ll experience the special spirit of the local old town area, with its temples and shrines mixed within eclectic, artistic streets. Enjoying the beautiful sakura as you eat delicious snacks, it’s a delightful and down-to-earth foodie experience in spring!
Explore the beautiful and historic backstreets of Yanaka, filled with gorgeous cherry blossoms in 2020
Enjoy tasting local snacks and street food along the way
Browse locals shops and visit famous art galleries
Enjoy a special hanami bento including homemade rice balls and other local specialties
Relax with sake tasting (green tea and other beverages are also available)
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:
The meeting point is in front of a cafe called Coffee Room Renoir Nippori.
The easiest way is to come via the JR Yamanote Line train to Nippori Station. Exit from the North Gate to the West Exit, and then head outside and across the bridge and up the hill. The cafe is next to a 7-Eleven.
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.