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Ultimate Kyoto Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour

Visit 8 renowned cherry blossom spots in Kyoto, including Arashiyama and Nijo Castle, and appreciate the stunning scenery accentuated by these ephemeral blossoms

Hanami, or flower viewing, is a well-loved activity for Japanese whenever Spring comes about. Visit popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto and appreciate the beauty of these blossoms that signal the end of winter as they dye nature in a light pink hue. 

First up, go on a relaxing boat ride at Arashiyama, which has been transformed into a pink wonderland. Then, ride through a cherry blossom tunnel on the Randen tram. Following this, the tour will head to Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle, a world heritage site built in the Edo period by Tokugawa Ieyasu. For entry to Ninomaru palace, an additional fee of JPY400 will be payable on-site. After seeing the majestic castle framed by the blossoms, head on to Nanzen-ji Temple’s Suirokaku aqueduct and Philosopher’s path, both making for a picturesque sight. Next, head to Keage Incline, a historic spot on the Kyoto side of the Biwako Canal – a breathtaking sight when the 500m of cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Finally, to end off, visit the little-known viewing spot at Sewari-tei, a levee with cherry blossoms spanning 1.4km. If you love cherry blossoms or have always dreamed of seeing these beautiful blossoms, this tour will bring you to the best scenic spots to enjoy Hanami!

Itinerary

6.50 am

Pick-up at Namba OCAT

7.20 am

Pick-up at Umeda

30 mins

Arashiyama cherry blossom cruise

40 mins

Arashiyama

15 mins

Randen Tram Ride: View cherry blossom tunnel

40 mins

Moto-Rikyu Nijo Castle

70 mins

Nanzen-ji Temple: See cherry blossoms and Suirokaku aqueduct

Philosopher’s Path: line of blossoms along the canal

Keage Incline: historic spot on the Kyoto side of Biwako Canal

50 mins

Sewari-tei: a levee with 1.4km of cherry blossoms

6.40 pm

Drop-off at Umeda

7.10 pm

Drop-off at Namba

 

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Location Pickup
Voucher Type
Present Email confirmation to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments
Refund
No Refunds

Operating Hours

Opening Hours: 6.50 am – 7.10 pm

What You Get

Ultimate Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour

Adult: Age 12 and Above

Child: Age 6 to 11 years old

Infant: Age 3 to 5 years old

Includes:

  • Transport
  • Bento Lunchbox (no tea)
  • Admission fees specified in the itinerary

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Entry to Ninomaru Palace
Insider tips
  • Put on comfortable walking shoes as a lot of walking will be involved
  • As the weather is still chilly, do dress warmly
Additional Information
  • Children age 6 to 11 may select the child option
  • Children below 5 years old may purchase the infant option, which only includes a bus seat, Randen tram fare and entrance to Nijo castle
  • Babies below 2 years of age may join the tour for free. However, do note that no seats will be allocated for your child. 
  • Expenses included and covered by the tour booking are strictly non-refundable even if unused
  • The order of the itinerary is subject to changes. This is especially so for the Randen tram. While the planned direction is from Arashiyama to Kitano-Hakubaicho station, this may be done in reverse. 
  • The Randen tram ride will be shared with the public so there may not be seats available. Also, there will a transfer at one point during the journey.
  • Depending on how congested the various places are, we may have to shorten our visit or in extreme cases, not visit the place(s) altogether.
  • The cherry blossom season is dependent on the weather. Once the tour is confirmed to depart, in principle it will go ahead even if you cannot enjoy the cherry blossoms at their peak
  • This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers.
  • The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point.
  • For the smooth operation of the group tour, the tour operator will be responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated.
  • We and the tour operator will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.)
  • The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day.
How to use
  • Present email confirmation to the tour operator at the meeting point

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:

o   No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date

o   50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date

o   80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date

  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Meeting points: 

  • Namba OCAT
  • Umeda
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$111.40
$110.00
Age 12 and above
Child
$111.40
$110.00
Age 6 to 11 years old
Infant
$59.40
$59.00
Age 3 to 5 years old

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