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Sumida River Hanami Tour on a "Yakatabune" Boat

This spring, with the Sumida River banks in full bloom, it’s a perfect time to enjoy the cherished cherry blossoms of Japan!

  Price ¥10,800(tax included)
  Duration 3 hour
  Hours of availability

Tours leave between 9:00 and 20:00.

  Inclusions

・Professional guide
・Japanese meal
・All you can drink alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

  Exclusions

・Transportation to and from the dock, except from the designated meeting place (Shinagawa Station)
・Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  Participants 4〜10 people

Meeting Point

JR Shinagawa Station, Central gate
(from here the guide will take you to the dock)
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/e788.html

Overview

Why not experience Japanese cherry tree blossoms from a “yakatabune,” or houseboat shaped boat? This perfect scene, with the blossoms in full bloom, can be enjoyed for not more than one week a year!

The origin of yakatabune dates back to the Edo Era’s 8th shogunate, which was in the mid-18th century, the era of the Tokugawa Yoshimune. These boats were especially popular in the summer, when old Edo was hit by steamy heat waves. For the people of Edo, going out to the river and the sea in search of cool climates aboard yakatabune is a well versed, and most enjoyable tradition.

Your tour, a ride in a Japanese style houseboat down Tokyo’s famous Sumida River, includes food, drinks, and a plethora of great views. This is your chance to enjoy cherry-blossom viewing in its full glory peak! You’ll also see Odaiba (a manmade island in Tokyo Bay), Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Sky Tree and much more. All the while, you will enjoy the Sumida River’s “Senbonzakura” (thousand sakura trees) along both sides of the river as you dine on Japanese food such as tempura and sashimi, in addition to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

There’s even more to see after dark, with Tokyo Sky Tree all lit up at night above, and cherry blossoms all lit up in front of your very eyes. On this tour, you will enjoy cherry blossom viewing in an elegant style that will always live on in your memories. A carefree experience is waiting for your enjoyment!

Highlights

・Shipboard cherry blossom viewing along Sumida River
・Japanese food and drink to enjoy on the houseboat
・Views of Odaiba from the ship
・Rainbow Bridge up close and personal from the comfort of the ship
・Views of the Tokyo Sky Tree from the Sumida River

Note

・Minimum number of participants is 4 people
・Payment can be made in advance using PayPal or on the day of in cash
・Please be sure to arrive on time. Refunds cannot be made for those who arrive late
・Hotel pick-up can be arranged for an additional 2,000 yen.

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