Hanami Dinner Cruise

Take in Tokyo's spectacular cherry blossoms while gliding down the Sumida River aboard a traditional yakatabune boat.

Timed with the blooming of the white and pink sakura flowers, this tour embraces the spirit of Japan's tradition of hanami parties during spring.

In between snapping photos of the illuminated trees lining the river, participants will enjoy a selection of Japanese dishes complemented by drinks.

Yakatabune first made an appearance in Japan during the Heian period, with boats of the shogun lavishly decorated. The modern low-slung versions are often festooned with lanterns.


  • 5:30–8:30pm
  • Meeting point: Member Services (B1)
  • Connections members: ¥12,500
  • Non-Connections members & guests: ¥13,700
  • Price includes Japanese set menu and all-you-can-drink beer and spirits
  • Connections member sign-up start: Feb 9 (10am)
  • Non-Connections member & guest sign-up start: Feb 16 (10am)
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 22 (5pm)
  • Adults only
  • Organized by Connections


Tour Leaders
Connections’ tours are organized and led by a team of volunteers. Tour leaders receive no payment for their work, but they do their best to make each tour as informative and enjoyable as possible. 

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