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Kyoto Lanes & Lanterns Evening Tour with Guide

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  • 1 Guest
    • Adult (19+)
  • Children from age 0 to 18 are not allowed.
from US$ 104.63 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Experience the magic of Kyoto after sunset
  • Enjoy the local food scene and tuck into delicious savoury snacks
  • Explore the less touristy areas of Kyoto with a knowledgeable guide
  • Stroll through the back streets of Gion and visit a number of famous and lesser known sites
  • Watch the city come alive in the evening and soak in the vibrant atmosphere
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!
  • Overview

    Exploring Kyoto after dark is a truly magical experience. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and take to the quaint and charming streets with a knowledgeable local guide in tow. Take in the beautiful fusion of the traditional and the contemporary as the argon lights are juxtaposed with paper lanterns, age-old shrines squeeze into busy shopping streets, and aged wood is festooned with modern street art.

    Keep your eyes peeled for a Geiko in the old quarter as you stroll through the back streets of Gion, visit some of the less touristy areas of Kyoto, admire the wooden walls and lanterns of Yasaka Shrine, spend time in bustling Karasuma’s tachinomi and indulge your tastebuds with some savoury local snacks. Brace yourself for an exciting evening in town!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    3.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    "Make your way to the entrance to Gion Corner, by Hanamikoji Dori, Gionmachi Minamigawa area, Higashiyama ward, Kyoto.

    GPS coordinates: 35°00'05.7""N 135°46'29.0""E "

    Ending Point

    Tour ends at Shijo - Karasuma station.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Food samples (traditional Japanese snacks and drink)


    • Additional food and drink
    • Souvenirs
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

    If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. You will be in small group size with maximum up to 12 people. The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. As such, modest dress is highly recommended. We recommend having your shoulders covered and wearing pants or a skirt that covers the knees.

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