One Night in Kyoto


Enjoy a truly traditional Kyoto evening

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  • 3 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • Japanese
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Immerse yourself in traditional Japan with an unforgettable evening of delights in Kyoto
  • Witness a traditional Japanese dance performed by an actual Japanese maiko as you enjoy a kaiseki dinner
  • Enjoy the beautiful garden and the red forest of Shozan Resort in the landscape of Takagamine
  • View the spectacular mountainside at Higashiyama Sanjo Park
  • A professional Japanese tour guide service is available on board for an authentic experience (note that no English service is provided)
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  • Choi mei irene 4 Mar 2019
    The show is amazing with the solo dancer Dinner is unexpectedly good The audio guide is English is very clear

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  • Bus Half Day Tour in Kyoto

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    • Roundtrip bus transportation
    • Maiko performance
    • Dinner (without drinks)
    • Japanese tour service
    • Chinese audio guides in the bus (no English provided)

    US$ 79.29

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    • Roundtrip bus transportation
    • Maiko performance
    • Dinner (without drinks)
    • Japanese tour service
    • Chinese audio guides in the bus (no English provided)
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What To Expect

This night out in Kyoto will give you a true traditional Japanese evening, allowing you to experience all the aspects of life in the city. From JR Kyoto Bus Terminal, you will first head to Shozan Resort right in Kyoto to enjoy one of the highest forms of Japanese entertainment: a traditional Japanese dance from one of Kyoto's esteemed and prized Maiko. Maiko are apprentice geiko, highly trained in the arts of traditional Japanese dance and music, and considered the highest level of entertainer in Japan. Here, you will also enjoy a traditional kaiseki dinner, a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner that requires great skill to craft and produce. You'll be able to enjoy the Shozan Resort's traditional Japanese garden as well, a beautifully tranquil location where you can spend some free time. Then you'll meet up with others and head to Higashiyama Sanjo Park where you'll see a spectacular nighttime view of the mountain, while the city glitters in the evening. As you head back to the station at the end of the tour, you'll look back at these priceless memories of a wonderful evening in Kyoto.

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Enjoy a delicious traditional kaiseki dinner
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Watch a performance of traditional dance by a Kyoto maiko
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Be enthralled by the sheer elegance of the maiko performace
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Marvel at the ethereal beauty of Shozen Resort
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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  • 5:10pm meet up in JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal to exchange your printed or mobile voucher for bus ticket
  • 5:30pm depart from JR Kyoto Station Bus Terminal
  • 6:15pm arrive at Shozan Resort Kyoto (Maiko performance, kaiseki dinner, garden, 90 min free time)
  • 7:45pm meet up and head for Higashiyama Sanjo Park
  • 8:25pm arrive at Higashiyama Sanjo Park (10 min free time)
  • 8:30pm meet up at Higashiyama Sanjo parking lot
  • 8:55pm arrive at JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal, end of the tour
At the end of the tour, you can choose one drop-off location below (please inform the tour guide):
  • Kiyomizu-Gojō Station
  • Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
  • Hotel Keihan Kyoto Grande
  • Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Children age 0-5 are free to participate if they will not be occupying a seat. Children who will be occupying seats will need their own tickets
  • Child tickets can not be purchased separately. Children must be accompanied by adults to participate in the tour
  • Please arrive at the meet up location at least 20 minutes in advance to redeem your bus ticket. Bus tickets will be forfeited by late passengers, and will receive no refund
  • Please note that alternative meals in the tour are not available
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for the bus ticket

Meet Up Location:

  • Address: JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal
  • Sggestion access: JR Kyoto Station, Entrance No.6, the front of Isetan Department Store

JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal

JR Kyoto Station (Karasuma Entrance) Bus Terminal

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (37) 4.3
  • Pek Yien Gina 18 Nov 2018
    Unique experience to see maiko performance and taste kyoto kaiseki dinner. we had enough time for our dinner while enjoying 2 short dance with the maiko. the whole tour was conducted in Japanese hence we just enjoy our dinner and we were the only tourist couple in the grp, most of them were elderly Japanese.
  • Charlene 18 Apr 2019
    Book this tour package if it is available. It's the best value for money you will get if you want to see an actual Maiko and eat a Kaiseki Dinner. It starts with a bus tour of a few areas of interest in Kyoto before taking you to tje Shozam Resort for the dinner and show. Dinner was a feast for all senses and the Maiko will make you feel that you've been transported to another world. Enjoy a panoramic view of Kyoto's city lights to cap your evening.
  • Elizabeth Mary 23 Dec 2018
    The food spread was really interesting. It was helpful that they had a menu card in English. The meiko dance and photo taking was nice. Night view of the city from higher ground was awesome. Overall, experience would have been better if they had started earlier, say about 1630. The sights pointed out during the bus ride was pointless as it was dark.
  • Pui Fun Alice 11 Mar 2019
    Nice experience and have an amazing night with good dinner on 7th March, 2019. Must go when you are in Kyoto. Thanks!
  • Nor fairuz syazana 19 Feb 2019
    The food was good. The most affordable trip to meet maiko.
  • Ze Rae 17 Apr 2018
    The tour is operated by Keihan. Everything was in Japanese. Even though they had English/mandarin/Korean translations through a headset, because we could understand a smattering of Japanese, we realised what was being said live differs from what was translated. The food was so-so, but the performance and gorgeous views more than made up for it.
  • Wei Qi 11 Nov 2017
    bus station is easy to find from kyoto station tour guide can't speak English. the whole tour is in Japanese. they have an audio guide in English, Chinese and Korean to explain the attraction that the bus went past. unlimited photos with the maiko, she just sat there and u can take as many photo as u want. food is just so so nothing to wow. limited time for shozan garden, so we hang around at the entrance night view is so so too. nothing much cos not many high rise in the area. this is good for those with elderly and children. most of the tourist are elderly though. seat in the bus are all assigned. from my own research, this is worth the money cos for additional SGD30 it has dinner, bus, nightview. definitely a value for money maiko show compared to others. ended the tour around 830pm.
  • Latisha 22 Oct 2018
    maiko show is nice to enjoy, cause its not easy to see that. the dinner, is special. but not a lot. from the bus, its hard to see the sightseeing stuff. the lookout point over the city by night is cool, and the 10 minutes you get up there are more than enough.
  • Kelvin 18 Dec 2017
    Ok just to spend a night out. Kaiseiki dinner was not so great tasting, Maiko performed 2 dances, and there was ample time to take photos with her. Beautiful resort though, and ended with a good view of Kyoto at night. Guide was very enthusiastic though fully in Japanese.
  • Choi mei irene 4 Mar 2019
    The show is amazing with the solo dancer Dinner is unexpectedly good The audio guide is English is very clear
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