Nagano Sakura Tour
approx. 4 hours【available: April】
A short taxi tour taking you to the most beautiful cherry blossom sightseeing spots in the Nagano area.
- Travel easily and comfortably in your own private taxi
- Visit two beautiful parks filled with cherry blossoms
- Gain enlightment by finding the hidden key at the famous Zenkoji Temple
Pick-up offered at Nagano Station or any hotel or other location within Nagano City. For departure points outside of this area, please fill in the departure point on the reservation form and we'll confirm if pick-up is possible.
Please choose from 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 or 14:00.
For a different departure time, please inquire about the possibility when you book.
● Zenkoji Temple (duration: 1h)
Visit one of the most important Buddhist temples in Japan, which is said to store the first Buddhist statue ever to be brought into Japan. Go beneath the temple and venture into complete darkness on a special tour to find the "key to paradise". Special tour admission ticket not included.
● Joyama Park (duration: 30m)
Joyama Park is one of the most popular spots in Nagano to have a hanami or cherry blossom viewing party. With around 470 cherry blossoms all around, the park is a beautiful sight to behold in springtime.
● Garyu Park (duration: 1h)
Selected as one of Japan’s top 100 cherry blossom spots, Garyu Park is a picturesque park with a beautiful pond that's surrounded by cherry blossoms. The pond's surface reflects the surrounding scenery, creating a mesmerizing image in spring.
The tour ends at the original departure point.
Want to connect with the local community and learn more about Japan?
We offer the option of having a local volunteer accompany you on selected courses free of charge. Our English-speaking volunteers would love to show you around and tell you all about the places you'll visit. If you'd like to have a volunteer join you during your trip, please select the option on the reservation form (subject to availability).
- Reservation confirmation will be received within 72 hours of booking.
- Infant seats are available.
- This tour is wheelchair accessible.
- The tour schedule may be subject to change or cancellation due to the weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
- Changes to the tour schedule are not possible on the day of travel. If you have any questions or need to make changes, please contact us in advance.
Payment for the tours must be made online in advance via a credit card. We will send you a link to complete the payment once we've confirmed the tour's availability. If the payment is not completed one day before the scheduled departure date, the reservation may be cancelled.
For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure date. If you cancel within 2 days prior to the departure date, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 24 hours of the departure date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.