Available March 18th-April 5th 2024 (excluding Sundays), take part in a traditional Hanami experience in Osaka. Forget about the crowded parks and well-known spots and join us on this walking tour of the Karahori district, a true hidden gem where the spirit of old Osaka remains to this day. Mingle with the locals and walk the maze-like back streets while tasting local treats and beverages. Finish up the tour in a secret spot where shrines and Cherry blossom trees mix together. Sit down, have some snacks, and enjoy living in the moment with us.
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 for the first time, we will be offering this limited Osaka edition tour in the time period most famous for Hanami time.
With our guide, learn about the history of the area, have lunch at a place loved by residents, taste seasonal specialties and meet the friendly people living in nearby. Karahori is the perfect mix of nostalgia and modern trends and is simply a fun district where you can get a taste of both the old and the new.
Discover a completely different side of Osaka. Far from the neon lights of Dotonbori, the rustic charm of Shinsekai, or the skyscrapers of Umeda, this tour takes you to a beloved and unchanging neighborhood. This tour is an unexpected chance to appreciate the beauty of the cherry blossoms with the locals while “eating” your way through backstreets, secret gardens, and much more!
Minimum of 2 guests, Solo travelers please email us.
Please see our family-friendly pricing below- If you have any questions please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp.
Private Tours: For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional ¥19,500+ TAX. (min. 2 people). Please click the add-on button on your cart when you check out.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have a strict policy about starting our tours on 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 your meeting up at any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and the relationships with our restaurant partners. Please note we can only wait an additional five minutes after the starting time and then the tour will depart.
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to our limited no-exception five-minute grace period: we cannot give directions or contact the guides on the phone once the tour begins. This is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all guests on the tour. Our Guides will focus on the tour and cannot be responsible to help you connect after the tour begins.
|Monday-Saturday in Hanami Season|
|Meeting Time Frame||10:45 – 11:00 am|
|Start Time||11:00 am|
|End Time||2:00 pm|
Changes on tours: Applicable substitutions may be made due to public holidays, weather conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances.
The easiest way is to come on the Osaka Metro: Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line to Matsuyamachi Station and take exit 2.
Our guide will be there holding an “Arigato Travel” sign.
On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.
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We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be walking involved.
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! In Kyoto and Tokyo!
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