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Guided Tour of Kyoto's Lanes and Lanterns

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Light up your evening in Kyoto with a lantern tour accompanied by a professional, local guide.

Highlights

  • Here is your chance to watch as Kyoto transforms into a magical city by night, adorned by lanterns.

  • Visit the Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine, walk through lantern-lit lanes, and discover the history of Yasaka with your professional English-speaking guide.

  • Sample traditional Japanese snacks and drinks surrounded by colorful lanterns, fascinating street art, and a lively atmosphere.

Inclusions

  • Expert local guide

  • Traditional Japanese snacks and drinks tasting

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Each year, millions of local and foreign visitors flock to Kyoto City in search of traditional Japanese culture. One can engage in a variety of activities when visiting Kyoto, which is regarded by many as one of the best-preserved towns in the world.

With these tickets, get to see exactly what makes Kyoto a must-visit in the best possible light – literally! There is no denying that the natural beauty of the city looks breathtaking while adorned by the glow of the sun but seeing it lit up by colorful floating lanterns is an experience in itself. Accompanied by your local guide, also get to visit the Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine and the Yasaka and learn about its history. Finally, to end your tour on the perfect note, get to enjoy sampling some traditional Japanese snacks and drinks with a fun, lively atmosphere for company.

Itinerary

Gion Corner, Kyoto’s Geisha district -- Yasui Konpira Gu Shrine -- The backstreets of northern Gion -- Crossing the Kamo River -- Pontocho -- Cross to Teramachi -- Nishiki food market -- Karasuma station

Timings

  • Daily at 6:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Gion Corner.

  • Address: 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Higashiyama Yasui. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Municipal Rin 206, Municipal 58, Municipal 80, and many more to get you there.

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