Kyoto lanes and lanterns at night guided tour
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Activities

Kyoto lanes and lanterns at night guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience Kyoto by night and spot Geiko walking through the old quarter
  • Visit local spots rarely discovered by tourists such as the Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine
  • Sample tasty snacks as you soak up the lively local atmosphere
  • Join a small group of maximum 12 people or choose the private option for a more intimate experience with your friends
What to expect

The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when past and present blend into the night! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems while walking through the lantern-lit wooden streets of Kyoto’s famed Geisha district of Gion.

You’ll begin your tour at Gion Corner. Here there's a good chance you’ll see both Geiko and Maiko dressed in their traditional colorful attire. From there, you’ll wander the serene backstreets of Higashiyama stopping by the unique but rarely visited Yasui Konpira Gu Shrine, the marvelous Yasaka Pagoda and colourful Yasaka Shrine. Then, you'll head over to northern Gion walking through the narrow streets lined with smaller and more modern clubs and bars. Passing the Kamo River, you'll cross into Pontocho, a centuries-old entertainment district lit almost entirely by traditional Japanese lanterns of every shape and size. You’ll cross to Teramachi, a traditional Japanese-style arcade strip home to a countless variety of shops and restaurants. After that, you'll head past the Nishiki food market before ending your tour by the Shijo - Karasuma station.

To take your experience to the next level you can choose to have a private guide, just for you and your group! Simply select the option you prefer at checkout.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided 3.5-hour group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
    • Food samples (traditional Japanese snacks and drink)
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drink
    • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
    • Transportation to and from the meeting point
    • Gratuities
    Where

    Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the entrance of Gion Corner, by Hanamikoji Dori

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • Our guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • The itinerary and routes may be modified to avoid crowds
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • The private tour requires a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers. The maximum number of participants is 12
    • The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. Modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended
    • Travelers under 20 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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