Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival & Strawberry Picking


Limited time! Romantic cherry blossoms and pick your own strawberries near Tokyo

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  • Enjoy an authentic 2017 Japanese Sakura viewing experience at this famous early season blooming location in Shizuoka prefecture near Tokyo
  • Stroll along the Kawazu River and admire the lines of cherry trees in full bloom that stretch almost 4 km from the mouth of the river!
  • Have your own Hanami picnic under the trees with a Sakura themed bento lunch provided by one of the oldest local restaurants
  • Stop by the strawberry fields of Shizuoka and taste all the different varieties grown by local producers. Feel free to pick as many strawberries as you want!
  • Inspect the catch of the day at the local market in the port town of Numazu, where you can try some of the freshest seafood in Japan
  • This cherry blossom bloom window is very short and this tour is only offered for a limited time on the following dates: 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 Feb and 1, 4 ,5 Mar

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Sakura, or cherry blossom trees, are an important part of Japanese culture and one of the national symbols of Japan. Every year, the Japanese follow the forecast of the “cherry blossom front” to schedule their Hanami (cherry blossom viewing picnics) during the short windows when the sakura bloom. Tokyo is still too cold for Sakura this time of year, but the small country town of Kawazu, in nearby Shizuoka prefecture, is famous for its early season sakura cherry blossom festival. This 2017, from late February to early March, Sakura trees lining 4km along the Kawazu River experience an early full bloom and visitors from all over Japan come to stroll by the picturesque cherry blossoms. Go on a full day trip outside Tokyo to experience the Sakura, and sample some of the best local produce and fresh seafood from the Shizuoka region. Your first stop from Tokyo will be at the strawberry fields around the Shizuoka countryside to pick a fresh variety of strawberries. Eat as many as you like and try some of the local strawberry jam provided by the local farms. Afterwards, reach the town of Kawazu and tuck in to your Sakura-themed bento lunch box from one of the town’s oldest restaurants. Enjoy your own Hanami underneath the cherry blossom trees and take a walk along the riverside to admire the unforgettable scenery. In the afternoon, the bus will make a stop at the fishing port of Numazi, where you will have a chance to browse the local markets and try some of the freshest seafood in Japan. Be sure to pick up a snack before getting back on the bus for the ride back to Shinjuku!

2017 Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival
Stroll along the cherry blossom trees that stretch 4 km down the Kawazu River
Cherry Blossoms Japan 2017
See the Sakura blooming, a national symbol of Japan
Japan Sakura 2017
Kawazu experiences one of the earliest blooms of Sakura in Japan
Where to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo 2017
Eat as many strawberries as you want and try all the varieties grown in Shizuoka prefecture
2017 cherry blossom season
Pick your own strawberries in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Tokyo
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Japanese-speaking guide
  • English / Chinese iPad video translation service (On the departure day, tour staff will bring along an iPad. This iPad can directly link to the professional translator. This system enable verbal communication between 3 parties)
  • Transportation fee
  • Strawberries picking & all you can eat fee
  • Lunchbox


  • 7:10am departure from Shinjuku
  • 10:00am Stop at Shizuoka-ken Izu no Kuni-shi (Picking strawberries & all you can eat/ Around 30 mins)
  • 11:30am Arrive for the 2017 Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival (See the beautiful cherry blossoms which bloom early, with lunchbox/ Around 60-90 min)
  • 3:00pm Stop at Numazu Gourmet Food Street Station (Shopping for seafood and other local specialties/ Around 30 min)
  • 18:20 arrival at Shinjuku
Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Child ticket: Age 3-11
  • Infants under the age of 2 can participate free of charge (no extra seats, lunchboxes, or gifts are provided)
  • The guide can only speak Japanese. However, we can prepare and distribute travel brochure written in your desired language (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)
  • The strawberry picking activity will depend on growing conditions, if there are not enough to pick, pre-picked strawberries will be provided for tasting
  • Please use the toilet before boarding the bus. There is no toilet on the bus.
  • Seats are assigned randomly
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up time and location: 7:00am at Shinjuku Station West Exit Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower Front (Please click to check the Google Map)
  • How to get there: 5 min walk from JR Shinjuku Station West Exit (ground floor)

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
  • In case minimum number (30 participants) is not reached and the tour need to be cancelled, notice will be sent by e-mail 4 days before departure date. The tour fee paid will be fully refunded.
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Reviews (1) 5.0
  • jingzhong raymond 11 Mar 2017
    The trip was super enjoyable, we get to experience eating bento under Sakura and took lots of photos.
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