Gion Night Tour

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Traditional performances and a candlelit tea ceremony

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  • Conditional Cancelation*
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Watch the traditional Japanese dances of noh, kyogen, bunraku and koto
  • Walk around the Gion Historical Preservation district and explore the narrow streets full of old ochayas (maiko girls and geiko women performance houses)
  • Enjoy a private candlelight tea ceremony
  • Dine on a healthy Shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegetarian) dinner
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  • 13 Nov 2016
    The guide is very friendly and helpful. The experience is excellent, but the food is a bit disappointing.

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Transform your evening with a traditional Japanese experience filled with performances, a candlelit tea ceremony and a Zen-style dinner. Experience the authentic dance styles of noh, kyogen, bunraku and koto all in one night. Stroll through the Gion Historical Preservation District and notice the narrow streets and ochayas (maiko and geiko performance houses). Your private tea ceremony is held under candlelight at Yoshi-ima Ryokan's tea ceremony room in Kurenaitei. Wind down the day with Shojin-ryori (Buddhist style cuisine) and enjoy vegetarian dishes cooked to perfection.

Gion Night Tour
See the beautiful Gion come to life at night with this walking tour that shows you traditional Kyoto
Gion Night Tour
Tour the city and get to catch performances, experience a candlelit tea ceremony and have a Zen-style dinner
Gion Night Tour
Marvel at Kyoto's beauty at night while you walk around the narrow streets full of old ochayas
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up (please indicate your preferred pick up hotel at check out)
  • Return hotel drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Dinner
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 5pm-5:30pm hotel pickup (hotels in Kyoto City)
  • Gion Corner performances (50min)
  • Gion Historical Preservation District
  • Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan (70min)
  • 9:30pm hotel drop off
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Participants can wear casual clothing
  • Connection from Kyoto Afternoon Tour and Kyoto 1-Day Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura or the Kyomizu-dera Temple parking lot
  • The dinner is purely vegetarian
  • If the minimum number of participants (2) isn't met 5 days before the tour, the date may be cancelle
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • 5pm-5:30pm pick up from hotels in Kyoto
  • For hotel pick ups, please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The tour ends after Yoshi-ima Ryokan with hotel drop offs
Cancelation Policy
  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour
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Reviews (16) 4.4
  • Sze Wan 13 Nov 2016
    The guide is very friendly and helpful. The experience is excellent, but the food is a bit disappointing.
  • dong 28 Sep 2015
    The English language electronic guide was pretty average, but the restaurant and meal were superb, as was the visit to Gion Corner. Would have preferred more time there instead of the night view from the mountain.
  • dong 20 Sep 2015
    Japanese theretre in a nutshell. Perfect event organised.
  • dong 6 Sep 2015
    would of liked more time walking between the performance and dinner venue.
  • dong 1 Sep 2015
    Most of tour participants expressed dismay at Gion Corner Performing Place so full already when we arrived, chairs available only were scattered and at the back. But Gion performance superb, amazing district so full of culture & history. Tea ceremony with Maiko & dinner superb.
  • dong 30 Aug 2015
    really loved this tour, the guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. All aspects of the tour were perfect, even enjoyed having the vegetarian meal even though I don't usually eat vegetarian meals, great experience
  • Helen Wan Hsiu 1 May 2017
    The performance is a bit common, but the tour guide is very good, the company good communication, dinner, cultural explanation and tea ceremony is wonderful, worth participating.
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  • YaChin 3 Apr 2017
    The performance of the geisha part is very beautiful and moving, raving is also very interesting, even the play is very novel. Candlelight tea ceremony experience very well. Fly in the ointment is the day led the tour guide almost did not explain, did not take us in the park only area tour, after the show actually went straight to the restaurant, some disappointment.
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  • Yi Ying 13 Dec 2016
    Japanese traditional performances are rich in content, refined cuisine is simpler than imagined, but the hotel's interpretation and tea room experience is very exciting!
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  • Wing Hei Nancy 15 Oct 2016
    Dinner fine food is very good to eat, tea experience is also very good, but the tour guide Miss English is really not very good, and did not take us to visit Gion Park, read the performance went straight to the restaurant.
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