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Kyoto Spring Evening (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour provided by Arigato Japan

Kyoto Spring Evening (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour

Kyoto Spring Evening (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31383P50
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Two drinks included.
  • Seasonal and local dinner in a restaurant.
  • Various tastings of local snacks and sweets.
  • Cherry blossom viewing
  • Shopping time
Exclusions
  • 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).
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Demachiyanagi Station, 32-1 Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8205, Japan Meet up point: At Demachiyanagi station near at the entrance of the Rent A Cycle shop EMUSICA レンタサイクルえむじか 出町柳店 Address: 〒606-8205 Kyōto-fu, 京都市左京区 Sakyō-ku, Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, 田中上柳町24 リヴィエール鴨東 1F
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Family-friendly
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Vegetarian, Pescatarian friendly
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Two drinks included.
  • Seasonal and local dinner in a restaurant.
  • Various tastings of local snacks and sweets.
  • Cherry blossom viewing
  • Shopping time
Exclusions
  • 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).
Departure details
  • Demachiyanagi Station, 32-1 Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8205, Japan Meet up point: At Demachiyanagi station near at the entrance of the Rent A Cycle shop EMUSICA レンタサイクルえむじか 出町柳店 Address: 〒606-8205 Kyōto-fu, 京都市左京区 Sakyō-ku, Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, 田中上柳町24 リヴィエール鴨東 1F
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Passport information copy is required for kids 10 and above.
  • Family-friendly
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • For solo travelers, please email us
  • Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Vegetarian, Pescatarian friendly
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Kyoto Spring Evening (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Demachiyanagi Station
    32-1 Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8205, Japan
    Meet up point: At Demachiyanagi station near at the entrance of the Rent A Cycle shop EMUSICA レンタサイクルえむじか 出町柳店 Address: 〒606-8205 Kyōto-fu, 京都市左京区 Sakyō-ku, Tanaka Kamiyanagichō, 田中上柳町24 リヴィエール鴨東 1F
    See address & details
  • 1
    Demachiyanagi Station
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kyoto
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Demachi Masugata Shopping Street
    Kawai-jinja Shrine
    Kyoto Imperial Palace
    Kyoto Botanical Gardens
    Honmanji Temple
    Tadasu No Mori Grove
    Shimogamo Jinja
  • You'll return to the starting point
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3.0
4 reviews
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tokyoterri
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
actually I took this one in March this crazy year, and it was a perfect escape! Looking at the trees was like being in a Japan storybook.
The historical stories made the whole experience even more alive.
and the food! superb! I really understand the significance of seasonality in Japanese food.
highly recommend!
Written 20 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your lovely review. It means a lot to us. We work hard to share a local's view of Cherry Blossom time in japan and we are so glad you enjoyed.
Written 21 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharon McCoy
Philadelphia, PA6 contributions
Apr 2020
We did this tour in April of 2019 not 2020 as suggested below. I don't know why Arigato is asking for our review now.
We didn't like excess time waiting for the other people to form our small 5 person group ( we were told that we had be on time.) Then we had to make allowances for a small baby and the Parents desire to cos play. After visiting shrines etc. We were invited to sit on the cold ground (it was a very cold evening) to perhaps start the food portion of the tour? We explained to the guide that is wasn't a comfortable idea, but the other family wanted to picnic. We left and didn't stay around to participate in the rest. Have no idea about he food portion of this food tour. The cherry blossoms were beautiful but we didn't need an expensive guide for that.
Every food tour we participated in with Arigato in Tokyo was 5+ stars. I am not sure that this one was well thought out in case of cold weather. We suggest that they make it a " food "tour with indoor stops like the others in Tokyo. I have no problem with Arigato..they easily refunded our tour fee.
Written 17 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Of course we are sorry that you were requested to review again and responded in this way. As noted in your review you were satisfied with the resolution after your tour AND you enjoyed other tours with us. One star reviews are damaging to small companies like ours and especially during this time of coronavirus. Since you were satisfied with the way we handled the complaint in 2019 and you had other fun tours I humbly would ask that you consider the impact of the review at this time and perhaps make a change? The tour was new at the time you had taken it, We were doing the traditional style of Hanami picnics but we took your feedback very seriously and made alterations based on your comments. Thank you again for choosing us during your trip and I hope you can see I am writing with this request based on the whole situation around your touring dates. Apologies again that you found the cherry blossom tour was not a good fit for your needs and expectations. We have improved it since that time and are excited to offer it when travel to Japan resumes in the future.
Written 20 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eatpraylovetravellor
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
While the guide was nice and knowledgeable you could do this tour independently for a tenth of the price.
Written 3 May 2019
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Laif F
23 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful evening out with our guide, Lauren. A fantastic way to spend a couple of hours in beautiful Kyoto with great company too! It will be hard to say goodbye to Kyoto.
Written 9 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Arigato Japan
Coastal296946
Coastal296946
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Food Tour
Favorite part was going to places that we never would’ve stopped otherwise. That, and having tables reserved for u
annkreit
annkreit
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Agreeable Arigato
Arigato food tours soar above all others. Expert local guides. Personable, knowledgeable and most welcoming!
Shayne E
Shayne E
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Fun, varied food tour
We hit several restaurants and bars and the guide was really helpful and even found vegetarian options (in fact the
531andyf
531andyf
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Tour provided insights to a magical place you won't get on your own
My wife and I spent 22 days in southeast Asia. This was one of our favorite activites. You get a lay of the land
Maria B
Maria B
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A lovely tour with Pia
I had a lovely tour with Pia in February 2020. I very much enjoyed the evening walk in the Gion district and the si
Kiki444421
Kiki444421
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Fun food tour
This is a great food tour. We had an awesome time with Russ. Russ is very knowledgeable about the local customs. Lo
801tamathaf
801tamathaf
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Very local
I’m a tour operator who works with Arigato Japan and was thrilled to partake in one of their tours on a business tr
mobilmac
mobilmac
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wonderful evening
Yoshiko did a great job guiding and teaching us (on a rainy evening) about the Gion District and the role of Geisha
jackiestew13
jackiestew13
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Breathtaking Opportunity
Our guide was incredible, the food was delicious, and the experience was unreal. Ada was our guide - she was energe
Gordon M
Gordon M
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A great cultural experience
Clear instructions beforehand meant we met our guide at the appointed time and headed off into areas of Kyoto that
grahamf678
grahamf678
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Great Food Tour
Yoshie was an excellent guide. We were the only two on the tour, so we got very personal service. The food and sake
Nick S
Nick S
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Hidden whisky gems
The guides took us to several unobtrusive bars with distinct atmospheres and wined and dined us with local specialt
Mariana N
Mariana N
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Best Japan Experience!
Our guide was Masaki. He was really nice and made this the best experience we've had in Japan.  We went to 6 differ
Mariana N
Mariana N
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Best Japan Experience
Our guide was Masaki. He was really nice and made this the best experience we've had in Japan. We went to 6 differ
jay_frayy
jay_frayy
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Fantastic regional drinks and food
Had a fantastic time on the tour and immensely enjoyed all the bars and restaurants our very knowledgeable guide, G
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