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Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka

Osaka Cherry Blossom Tour

4 hours

Cherry blossom season in Osaka

Blushing blooms, hanami picnics, Osaka Castle and sakura mochi.

  • From $77.50 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

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 in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka
Cherry blossom season in Osaka

Where you’ll go

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!

    • Celebrate cherry blossom season like a local, with expert guidance from your host.
    • Visit Osaka’s most spectacular sights and see them painted pastel pink.
    • Learn all about the cultural significance of the season, with plenty of local insight.
    • Treat your tastebuds to festive sweets like sakura mochi rice cakes.
    • Indulge in a hanami picnic under a cherry tree in one of the city’s beautiful parks.
    • Snap stunning pics at iconic locations like Osaka Castle.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • Local knowledge, insights and advice
    • A traditional Japanese picnic (bento box, shared sushi platter, Japanese sweets, two drinks)
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks, other than the ones included above
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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