Kyoto: Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour by Bus
IntroductionCherry blossom Viewing (Ohanami) is a big annual event during the spring season in Japan.
Japanese people love cherry blossoms not only because they are beautiful but also because of its ephemeral nature, they only bloom for a very short period.
Many people go out for cherry-blossom viewing and famous spots are very crowded. It is even difficult to figure out where to go.
Let's join this bus tour and be prepared to feel the beauty of spring in Japan!
A tour guide will take you to a few viewing spots recommended in Kyoto. Yes, they are less crowded compared to famous places in downtown, and are not easily accessed by public transportation. With the bus you have the advantage of being able to efficiently go around the cherry blossoms viewing spots. It is a casual plan with no need to get on a crowded train during the cherry-blossom season.
◆Spots to visit
- Iwakura Jissoin
Jissoin is an important and historical temple in the quiet suburb of Iwakura at the foot of Mt. Hiei in north east Kyoto.
This temple is known for its lovely garden which is particularly popular during the autumn leaf viewing season and spring Sakura season in Kyoto.
- Kyoto Botanical Gardens
Kyoto Botanical Gardens is the oldest and most comprehensive public botanical garden in Japan.
More than 500 cherry blossom trees bloom beautifully in spring, and leaves of deciduous trees such as maple color look exquisite in autumn.
*Only cherry blossoms viewing
- Takaragaike Park
Takaragaike Park is surrounded by a natural forest and has, at its center, Takaragaike Pond.
Many families and youths drive out to visit this park, but it is especially busy during spring when people come to see many plum and cherry trees in bloom.
- Kamigamo-jinja Shrine
Kamigamo-jinja, the oldest shrine in Kyoto, is known for its Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival), one of Kyotos three big festivals.
◆Pricing (per person)
Group SizeMin. 1 person
Max. 26 persons
Tour Itinerary8:50 Meet at Kyoto station Hachijyo exit parking lot
9:50-10:40 Iwakura jissoin
11:00-12:00 Kyoto botanical gardens
12:30-13:30 Lunch time
(Choice: Tonkatsu (deep fried pork) meal or Tempura meal)
14:00-15:00 Takaragaike park
15:20-16:10 Kamigamo-jinjya shrine
17:00 Tour ends at Kyoto station Hachijyo exit
- Kyoto station Hachijyo exit parking lot
Address: 31,Nishisannno-cho, Higashi-kujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
※Tours will be held even in rainy weather
※Tour departure may be canceled if it is below the minimum number of participants.
In that case we will notify you 15 days in advance.
What's Included-English speaking guide
What's not Included-Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Tour TipsBooking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent via Paypal.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
- Fees shall be paid through credit card/Paypal/bitcoin. You do not need to have a paypal account to pay with your credit card.
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 16 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 15 day will incur 100% of the program charge.