Thursday, 3 March 2016

Empty-Handed Cherry Blossom Viewing Party 2016

Empty-Handed Cherry Blossom Viewing Party 2016
手ぶらで 観桜会
(Tebura de Kanoukai)
Website (Japanese):

Enjoy a no-preparation-required cherry blossom viewing party in Hirosaki Park: picnic blankets, lunch, drinks, Neputa music performances and clean-up are all provided for you! (Reservations required.)

Date: April 23-May 3, 2016
Time: 12:00-13:30
Location: Hirosaki Park Picnic Area 弘前公園 ピクニック広場 (map)
  • 通常コース Normal Course
    • Special bento lunch using local seasonal ingredients
    • 10,000yen / person (12,000yen / person for groups of 2-3 people)
    • Reservations starting from 2 people, max. 20 people (daily)
  • 極コース Kiwami Course
    • Two-tiered Tsugaru lacquer bento box lunch using specially selected local ingredients
    • 25,000yen / person
    • Reservations starting from 2 people, max. 10 people (daily)
  • Depending on weather conditions, cherry blossoms might not be blooming on the date you have chosen.
  • The event will be held outdoors so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • The organizing company cannot be held responsible for any trouble or accidents occurring inside the park.
  • Please be punctual for the meeting time. Times may be slightly earlier or later depending on the number of groups/participants.
  • Food, set-up, etc. may differ from photographs displayed on the website as the photos are from last year's event.
  • In the case of rain, the event will be held in a special indoor location, in which case you may be joined by other groups.
  • In the event of rain, the Group Representative will be called around 9am on the reserved date.
  • Register using the online form (sample English translation below).  
  • Payment information will be sent to the Group Representative following successful registration.
Empty-Handed Cherry Blossom Viewing Party 2016 registration form 手ぶらで 観桜会 申し込みフォームTebura de Kanoukai Moushikomi Form

Payment Information:
  • Payments must be made in advance via bank money transfer by Monday April 18, 2016.
  • Reservation will be automatically cancelled if payment is not received by Monday April 18, 2016.
  • Full refund (minus money transfer fees) offered for cancellations made up to 5 days in advance
  • No refunds for cancellations made 4 or less days in advance. Instead, Hirosaki specialty products will be sent to the group (representative).

Current Availability (As of March 3, 2016):
  • Few Spaces Remaining: April 23, April 24, May 1
  • NOT Available: April 25-30, May 2-3

Hirosaki Park Cherry Blossom Blooming Status (Japanese)

Hirosaki Park 弘前公園
Shimoshiroganechō (弘前市大字下白銀町)
Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture 036-8356

More Information:
Official Website (Japanese):

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