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Kyoto: Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour by Bus

2017.01.20

Introduction

Cherry blossom Viewing (Ohanami) is one of the big events during Spring season.
Japanese people love cherry blossoms not only because they are beautiful but also because 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 in this bus tour that would make you feel the spring of Japan!
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 not easy to access by public transportation. Taking the advantage of using a bus, you can 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, historic 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 exquisitely 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 out on drives visit the park, but it is especially busy during spring when people come to see the 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.

◆Tour date
-March:29th-31st
-April:3rd-4th

◆Pricing (per person)
10,900 yen

Tour Detail

Group Size

MIn. 1 person
Max. 26 persons

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

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

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through credit card/Paypal/bitcoin. You do not need to have a paypal account to pay with your credit card.

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.