Try celebrating the sakura a little differently this year with an evening of boat-based yozakura sightseeing. Offering a full bar along with the city views, the Jicoo is setting sail for their annual hanami party on Saturday evening. DJ Sodeyama will be on board to provide the music along with RKKR and Jay Zimmerman. From 7pm the boat will cruise along the Sumida river admiring the cherry blossoms before spending the rest of the evening visiting Odaiba and Hinode.
While the boat departs from Hinode Pier at 7pm, guests can board when it passes by at 8pm, 9pm or 10pm instead. We suggest making the early departure though if you’re keen to see the blossoms on the Sumida river (and who isn’t?). Tickets cost ¥3,600 and include a drink to get you started. Reservations are required in advance but you can pay on arrival (so now worries if you can’t do online payments).Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.