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A scenic ride on the Watarase Valley Railway

Journey out from Tokyo and get your camera ready for a picture-perfect spring day. Enjoy a scenic ride on the Watarase Valley Railway, feast on strawberries, and tour Ashikaga Flower Park to see see the lilac curtains of wisteria trees.

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  • Takatsudokyo Gorge Watarase River
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Ashikaga Park Blooming Calendar:

Early January to late February
pheasant's-eye, Christmas rose, winter clematis

Early March to mid-April:
tulip, crocus, Thunberg's meadowsweet

Mid-April to mid-May
Japanese wisteria and azalea, peony

Mid-May to early June
rose, rhododendron, clematis

Early June to early July
iris, hydrangea, late-blooming clematis
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Child (Age 3-11)
USD 105.75
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
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Child (Age 3-11)
USD 105.75
USD 105.75
  • Duration: 11.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Thu
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking assistant / Chinese-speaking staff
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  • 07:35 Check-in at Shinjuku Center Building
  • 07:45 Departure
  • 09:30 Tochigi Orchard (30 min.)
    2a275963f65e54703536062ab624f9fe8fcfb8ff_1 Taste the seasonal flavors of spring with fresh and juicy strawberries. Pick as many strawberries as you can and feast on the freshly-picked fruit right on the spot!
  • 11:10 Takatsudokyo Gorge (50 min.)
    Takatsudokyo Gorge Watarase River After a bus ride out from Tokyo, make your way to the scenic Takatsudokyo Gorge with its spectacular view. Spend some time exploring on your own and take in the wonderful view of the Watarase River running through the lush flora of the forest.
  • 12:30 Mizunuma Station Hot Spring Center (60 min.)
    Take a break at the hot spring center with a tasty Japanese-style pork cutlet rice bowl with udon noodles for lunch. You can also take a quick dip in the hot springs for an additional fee payable on site.
  • 14:03 Goudo Station (20 min.)
    train going through sakura cherry blossoms Enjoy a scenic ride on a local train and see the serene landscape of the countryside as you pass it by. During spring, ride through the tunnel of sakura cherry blossoms for a picture-perfect view from your window.
  • 14:20 Arrive at Mizunuma Station
  • 15:30 Ashikaga Flower Park (60-90 min)
    ec7923aad3139e5f41a3fba0ae11748e12974ed0_1 Set foot in a dreamy flower garden filled with colorful seasonal blooms. See tulips in March to April and walk through tunnels of lavender-hued wisteria in mid-April to mid-May. Stroll through the pretty flowers in the park and take pictures of the whimsical and breathtaking view.
  • Hanyu Service Area
    Take a pit stop before returning to Tokyo and shop around for some nice souvenirs to take home as a keepsake of a beautiful spring day in Japan.
  • 19:00 Tour Ends in Shinjuku
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Restriction(s)
    • Please make sure to be on time. The tour bus will leave according to schedule and refunds will not be issued for latecomers.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Additional Note(s)
    • A Japanese-speaking staff member will be on board with a video translation service or with a pocket translation device in English and Chinese. On the day of your tour, a brochure in English or Chinese will also be distributed.
    • Seats on the Watarase Valley Railway are not reserved. In case of a crowded train, you may end up standing for the duration of the ride. Routes of the train are also subject to change.
    • Lunch at the Mizunuma Station Hot Spring Center may change to a bento lunch box to be eaten on board the bus.
    • Seats on the tour bus cannot be selected prior to the tour. Please understand that you may be seated separately from your group.
    • In case of cancellations due to typhoon, snow or dangerous weather conditions, you will be notified a day before the departure by e-mail.
    • Flower blooming conditions are dependent on weather conditions, and the blooming calendar should only be treated as a reference guide. Please understand that some flowers may bloom earlier or later than expected.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 10.
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  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 10 business days to 00:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 7 business days to 00:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 1 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 115.36
USD 115.36

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Language English, Chinese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 11.5 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Thu
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: denise
The guide was great! Knowledgeable and the places we visited awesome
Excellent tour and worth the money. The guides were very knowledgeable and shared wonderful history of Japan. The best only downside was the wisteria was not in bloom
USD 115.36
USD 115.36
5.00 / 5
Watarase Railway Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour with Ashikaga Flower Park Visit