Cherry blossoms, cherry blossom river cruise
Photo: Pullman Tokyo Tamachi

This Tokyo staycation deal comes with a cherry blossom river cruise

Pullman Tokyo Tamachi offers a scenic sakura boat ride along the Meguro and Tsukishima rivers via Tokyo Water Taxi

Emma Steen
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With cherry blossoms due to appear in the city as early as March 15, Tokyoites are busy making plans to view the fleeting sakura while sticking to social distancing rules. Hanami (flower viewing) events will look a little different this year as gathering in large numbers, even outdoors, is being discouraged by many parks. Fret not though, the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi hotel is offering a sweet alternative to hanami picnics this year.

Sakura cruise
Photo: Pullman Tokyo Tamachi

While there are plenty of staycation packages in the city to choose from, this one comes with a limited-time perk that’s only around for as long as the cherry blossoms. From March 20 to March 31, guests staying at the sumptuous hotel can take a Tokyo Water Taxi ride along the Meguro and Tsukishima rivers to view the cherry blossoms in full bloom. Boat tours can accommodate between one and eight people, so you can enjoy the scenery even if you’re going solo. Rides can be booked from 11am to 8pm on the day of your stay and the cruise lasts approximately 60 to 70 minutes. 

Sakura cruise
Photo: Pullman Tokyo Tamachi

Hotel stays begin at ¥39,000 per person for a deluxe room and go up to ¥73,740 per person for a superior suite (breakfast included). The price for the Tokyo Water Taxi is included in the room rate. You can book your staycation online through Pullman Tokyo Tamachi’s official website (in Japanese only). 

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