Although beautiful all year long, the ancient city of Kyoto truly shines when the Kyoto cherry blossom season rolls around each year. Temples peep out from clusters of pink Sakura trees, and petals dust the waters of the rivers crossing the city. Sakura season is a lovely sight to behold, although it’s certainly one that’s fleeting. Enjoy a wonderful Hanami season of cherry blossom viewing, and join a Kyoto Cherry Blossom Food Tour to experience the Sakura in Demachiyanagi like a true Kyoto local.
Demachiyanagi sits to the north of Kyoto City, a little way out of the center. It’s a transit hub whose trains connect the northern mountains with the central city and beyond to Osaka, yet is also a popular spot to see Kyoto cherry blossoms. During a Kyoto Cherry Blossom Food Tour, you’ll wander through the Demachiyanagi area as you taste local street snacks and drinks, taking in the beauty of the Sakura as you go. You’ll explore the local Matsugata Shopping Street, and visit the historic Shimogamo Shrine, marking the place where the Kamo and Takano rivers meet.
For an experience that’s off the beaten path, slow down and enjoy the Kyoto cherry blossoms in Demachiyanagi, a peaceful area with access to Mount Hiei and Mount Daimonji. Enjoy the views, where you’ll see other families, friends, students, and couples line the river banks, enjoying the Kyoto cherry blossoms together. You’ll taste some festive snacks, but finish the tour with a seasonal dinner featuring 100% handmade soba noodles at an authentic local noodle restaurant. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with some local sake and regional side dishes, before finishing off your special, seasonal Kyoto Cherry Blossom Food Tour with a famous traditional dessert that’s made locally in Kyoto. Enjoy the night views of the beautiful Sakura as you end this wonderful evening Hanami in Demachiyanagi, an unforgettable spring experience in Kyoto.
An English-speaking local guide
2 drinks included
Spring-inspired dinner at a local restaurant
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
The meeting point of this Kyoto Cherry Blossom Food Tour is in front of the Rent A Cycle Shop EMUSICA at Demachiyanagi Station. Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour takes about 3 hours on average.
This food tour starts strictly on time. The tour will start even if guests arrive at or after the departure time, and no refund shall be given.
Please be reminded to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
There’s a strict rule that only a person 20 years of age may drink alcohol.