Evening Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Experience with a Local

Japan, Meguro City

Traditional experience hosted by Arigato Travel

09:00 UTC
From 2 to 15 guests
Hosted in English

What you'll do?

Take a stroll along the famous Blossom lines canal in Tokyo and experience true Hanami. Keep in mind this event is a Specially Limited Seasonal Tour.

  • Walk this 3 hour tour around the canal and trendy Nakameguro neighborhood
  • Try local snacks and beverages, including sweets, sembei, and other special seasonal items
  • Enjoy a tasty dinner at a local Udon-Izakaya (pub)
  • Experience a real Hanami stroll with your local guide, plenty of time and tips for taking great cherry blossom photos
  • Connect with the local festival atmosphere

Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo is so beautiful, and even more so in the evening when lanterns and lights turn the tree-lined streets into a magical fairyland. Nakameguro is a trendy, beautiful neighborhood, very famous for its 2 kilometer route along the Meguro River/Canal. This entire route is lined with cherry trees and it must be seen in person to really get a feeling for how beautiful the sakura (cherry trees) are. Join this tour walking along the canal and around the vibrant restaurant and shopping areas. Taste local treats and beverages, explore the history of the district and finish up with dinner at an amazing Udon noodle based pub that features local seasonal dishes, Japanese rice wine and other of course amazing handmade noodles.

Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak time lasting only two weeks. It is impossible to predict exact dates each year but this tour will be offered during the time period most famous for the Hanami celebrations. With your guide, learn about 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.

Nakameguro is a very fashionable district with many small boutiques, and during the sakura season, there are lots of stalls selling yummy snacks and street food.


One drink included

Dinner in a restaurant

Local snacks and sweets

Walking level: light to moderate

Sightseeing and shopping time

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise supplier of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Arigato Travel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.