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Kyoto: Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour by Bus

2017.11.22

Introduction

Cherry blossom Viewing (Ohanami) is a big annual event during spring for Japanese people.
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.
Because during this season they are many people who would go out for cherry-blossom viewing all the famous areas are very crowded. Due to this it is very difficult to find a place to go.
Come and join this bus tour and be prepared to feel the beauty of spring in Japan!
A tour assistant will take you to all the famous cherry blossom places in Kyoto.
By going around by 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
-Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
An important shrine that is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar and politician who was unfairly exiled. It is said that after his exile his spirit cause number of disaster, to appease him many shrines were built. At this area there is a one and only kind of cherry blossom that blooms here. This old cherry blossom tree is said to be 120 years old, and its the only sakura in the world that turns white to pink.

-Haradani-en
Haradani-en is a privately owned garden covering 13,000 square meters with a variety of cherry trees, this spot is also a great place to view cherry blossoms because not many people goes to this area.
Located at a steep hill above Kinkakuji Temple, however with the bus you can sit and relax while going up this hill.
◆Tour date
-April:2nd-6th

◆Pricing (per person)
8,200 yen

Tour Detail

Group Size

Min. 1 person
Max. 20 persons
This tour is operated for more than 15 people.

Duration

8 hours

Destination

Tour Itinerary

8:50 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

10:00 Meet at Kyoto station Hachijyo exit parking lot
10:30-11:00 Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
12:00-13:00 Lunch near Kinkakuji Temple
14:00-15:00 Haradani-en
16:00 Back to Kyoto station Hachijyo exit parking lot

◆Meeting place
- 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.(15 persons)
In that case we will notify you 15 days in advance.

What's Included

-English speaking guide
-Transportaion fee(bus)
-Lunch
-Admission fee

What's not Included

-Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Tour Tips

Booking 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.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
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.