Blushing blooms, hanami picnics, Osaka Castle and sakura mochi.
From $77.50 USD pp (based on 8 adults)
Private & 100% personalized tour
Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)
Get off the beaten path and discover quieter sakura hotspots with your host, like Tondabayashi City and Expo Commemoration Park, hidden gems not often featured in guidebooks. Or, if you’re brave enough, fight your way through the frenzy at famous landmarks like Osaka Castle and the Osaka Mint, where hanami picnic spots are ridiculously tough to pin down, but the reward is an enviable photo! Have your own hanami party, featuring pink sakura mochi rice cakes stuffed full of sweet bean paste, and nibble on ichigo daifuku, a strawberry sweet that adds to the color of the countrywide festivities. Soak in the overwhelming significance of the celebrations, and learn from your host how they coincide with fresh starts and new opportunities.
Cherry blossom season is a stunning - but fleeting - time of celebration in Japan, but luckily you’ll have a local insider to help you make the most of it! Your local host will share a magical hanami experience with you - the local word for a cherry blossom viewing party - planning a classic Japanese picnic under the delicate blossoms, known as sakura. You’ll want to see the spectacular blooms at Osaka Mint and Osaka Castle, but it can be tough to find a spot to sit. Not to worry - your host will lead you to local secrets like Sakuranomiya, near the Imperial Osaka Hotel, where sakura lines the riverbank with explosions of pastel pink. Indulge in festive delicacies and discover the cultural significance of this mystical annual celebration!
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