Available March 30th 2020- April 17th 2020
The 2020 Osaka Spring Daytime (Cherry Blossom) Food Tour – The Hanami spirit during Cherry Blossom season in Osaka is celebrated in many parts of the city but perhaps the best place to see the blossoms is around the Osaka Castle area. Join us on this walking tour of the castle grounds and surrounding neighborhood. Taste local treats and beverages from festive street stalls, explore the history of the district, and finish up with an amazing Japanese lunch at a delicious soba restaurant.
Sakura season is short, about one month from the first tiny buds to the finish of the season with the peak being about two weeks. 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, and taste local specialties that are bound to be pleasing to the eye and to the palate. We will try local snacks. And enjoy a special Hanami, seasonal lunch at an amazing soba restaurant.
Osaka castle is a famous must-see site in the city, and it is especially festive during cherry blossom time.
During the tour, we will spend time in the castle grounds, famous for cherry trees. During our time around Osaka-Jo (castle) we will stop at street food stalls, and try local seasonal snacks. At the end of the tour we will share the local style lunch set with handmade soba noodles, and yummy side dishes.
Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travellers please email us.
We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp
We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that 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.
Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add on button on your cart when you check out.
For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional $175 + TAX (min. 2 people) (5+ $250 + TAX)
Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)
|Monday – Friday in Hanami Season|
|Meeting Time Frame||10:45 – 11:00 am|
|Start Time||11:00 am|
|End Time||2:00 pm|
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.
Visiting as a tourist it is hard to find the true Hanami spirit. Thank you to Arigato for showing me the beauty of Sakura season!