Kyoto Spring Evening (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour


  • 3 hour tour including strolling around the Demachiyanagi area of Kyoto.

  • Try local snacks and sweets

  • Experience a real Hanami stroll and mini picnic with our local guide, plenty of time and tips for taking great cherry blossom photos.

  • Browse the local shops along the way.

  • Dinner of local and seasonal dishes at a classic Kyoto restaurant in the area.

  • A special Hanami gift at the end of your tour.

Tour info

3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-80 years)
Child: (3-12 years)
Meeting Point

Sakyō-ku, Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, 田中上柳町24 リヴィエール鴨東 1F, Kyoto, Kyoto, 606-8205, JP

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

SPECIAL LIMITED SEASONAL TOUR- Explore the Demachiyanagi area of Kyoto for the feeling of true Hanami. 

These days Kyoto has been in the news for the tourist overload and we want our guests to be able to slow down and enjoy a less crowded but still historic and beautiful area of the city.

We will start off with some snacks under the cherry trees but we will also feature dinner during our tour. Join us at a local noodle restaurant that is serving 100% handmade noodles, try local Sake and a variety of other regional and seasonal dishes.

Sakura season is short, it is impossible to predict exact dates each year but we will be offering this limited edition tour in the time period most famous for Hanami time. With our guide, learn about the history of the area, the meaning and reason behind the sakura season, taste local specialties and enjoy a locally famous, traditional dessert. These sell out early but our guides will be sure to secure your yummy sweets in advance.

What’s included?

  • Two drinks included.

  • Seasonal and local dinner in a restaurant.

  • Various tastings of local snacks and sweets.

  • Cherry blossom viewing

  • Shopping time

  • Hotel pick up not included (can be arranged for an additional charge).

  • Gratuity

  • Transportation costs.

  • Additional drinks or food (not included but possible to purchase at guest’s expense).

Things to know

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything. 

Cancellation Policy

    7+ days before tour’s date: full refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 4 to 6 days before original tour date: 50% refund of tour fees minus any processing fees. 72 hours or less prior to tour: non-refundable Arigato Japan is not responsible for cancellation conditions or fees imposed by third-party tour agency or any other company through which a service was booked

Redemption information

    • Minimum drinking age is 20 years.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
    • Please be there 10-15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. We have a strict policy about starting our tours on the scheduled time. If you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you've missed the start of the tour.

About operator:

We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.