Peaceful and charming, Yanaka is one of that neighborhood you will find yourself liking, even more, the more times you visit it. With its quiet street, it gives off that reminiscent feeling you’ll only find in this neighborhood. And in this cherry blossoms viewing food tour in Yanaka, make yourself at home as you walk down the backstreets of this beautiful place and witness one of the most wonderful cherry blossoms viewings you’ll ever have. It is a great opportunity for getting to share thoughtful conversations with fellow tourists and learn from local guides. You will also get to try special hanami bento and other local snacks paired with Japanese sake so make sure to belly up because it’s going to be a great tour!
Highlights of the Cherry Blossoms Viewing Food Tour:
- Explore the beautiful and historic backstreets of Yanaka
- Learn and appreciate the hanami culture in Japan while sharing thoughtful conversations with local guides and fellow tourists
- Experience a unique hanami stroll and take great pictures of cherry blossoms
- Visit and browse locals shops and famous art galleries
- Enjoy a special Hanami bento. Homemade rice balls and other local specialties
- Relax with Sake tasting (Green tea and other beverages also available)
Just a walking distance from the popular Ueno Park, the neighborhood of Yanaka gives off that nostalgic feeling of old Tokyo. Take a quick walk 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, and groceries. You name it, they probably have it. The most interesting part of the neighborhood is how everything seems to work together despite its differences. You can find the barber’s beside a bakery, the butcher’s beside a confectionary place, and a coffee shop beside a watch dealer. It’s also a place where you will find cheap thrills from items sold in the streets to delectable and mouth-watering street food. With cherry blossoms trees surrounding the neighborhood, it’s the perfect place to spend some time with family and friends and watch hanami.
Minimum of 2 people. If you are a single traveler, please contact us.
Meeting Location and Meeting Time:
7 -20-6 Yanaka, 1st Floor.
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東京都台東区谷中7-20-6 谷中ホ－ムズ 1F
It is in front of Coffee Room Renoir Nippori, next to a 7-Eleven convenience store.
Meeting time is at 10:45 am The event starts exactly at 11 am and ends at 1:30 pm.
The easiest way is to come on the JR Yamanote train to Nippori Station and exit from the North Gate to the West Exit. Head outside and across the bridge up the hill about to the Coffee Shop. The Cafe is next to a 7-Eleven.
Warnings and Special Notes from the Organizer:
Because there will be a lot of walking involved, we suggest that you wear comfortable shoes. The food tour strictly starts on time. The tour will start regardless if the guests arrived during departure time (or later than that) and no refunds shall be given. This is to fully make use of time and to guarantee that in every food stop, not only the guests will enjoy but our restaurant partners as well.