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Small-Group Lanes & Lanterns Walking Tour

by Urban Adventures Limited
per traveler Price is $87
Duration: 3h 30m Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Walking tour the old town’s lantern-lit wooden streets

  • Back streets of Gion & Nishiki Tenmangu street shrines

  • Traditional lanterns & old-world charm of Pontocho

  • Manga shops on Teramachi Street & lively tachinomiya bar

  • Tasty snacks as you soak up the lively local atmosphere

Highlights

  • Walking tour the old town’s lantern-lit wooden streets

  • Back streets of Gion & Nishiki Tenmangu street shrines

  • Traditional lanterns & old-world charm of Pontocho

  • Manga shops on Teramachi Street & lively tachinomiya bar

  • Tasty snacks as you soak up the lively local atmosphere

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6:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $86.22, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Small-Group Lanes & Lanterns Walking Tour

Activity Location

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Gion Corner

    by the street Hanamikoji Dori, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa

    Kyoto


Description

Kyoto's magical atmosphere twinkles to life as the sun goes down, when bright neon lights glow alongside paper lanterns. Set out with a guide to experience the city by night, scoping out age-old shrines, admiring modern art and long-standing structures, and sampling some of the city's best street food.

Meet up with your guide and set off on foot through the famous geisha district of Gion, watching for elegantly dressed and made-up geiko and meiko as you weave through the wooden streets of old quarter. Head to the Yasaka Shrine to join the crowds that flock to the brightly lit food stalls, which serve up everything from frozen bananas to grilled squid.

Pass by modern bars and clubs, and then get a great view of Kyoto's buzzing restaurant district as you cross the Kamo River into Pontocho, an area lit by traditional Japanese lanterns of all kinds of shapes and sizes. Soak up the old-world charm, and then continue on to Teramachi Street, a shopping arcade packed with stories, from brightly lit manga comic shops to boutiques peddling statues of ancient gods, high-quality sushi knives, and vintage clothes.

Pass by the Nishiki food market and arrive at a casual tachinomiya, a standing-only bar where you can have a drink alongside locals making a casual stop for a beer or sake and a small bite to eat.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of Kyoto

  • Food and drink tastings

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Additional food and drink not listed as inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 20 or older.

  • Maximum group size is 12 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Small-Group Lanes & Lanterns Walking Tour ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

2/5 Apr 8, 2019

Guide was late, Dinner was at the end of the tour at around 9:30 pm. Way too late. Should be after the first 90 min.

Thomas H

United States

2/5 Jan 5, 2019

It was ok, it went via sone very quiet back streets to some pretty places but its not quite as i expected it to be from the description. If i would have known what it was properly then i would not have booked this for my Friday night as a solo traveller. It was too quiet and too far from any fun areas to be exciting, I'd id say it was more a night tour of a few temples than what they say it is

4/5 Dec 21, 2018

The first half of the tour was amazing. The scenery, the history, the guide. It was inspiring and created a love of Kyoto. The second half was boring. I didn’t care about the shopping districts. The restaurant chosen for the food made me feel sick. There was one choice of food, and I have food allergies. I asked and was assured that the item could be made without the ingredients I couldn’t have. I do not know if the waitress was distracted, or the guide forgot to tell her, but some of the ingredients I asked were on my item. I took a bite, tasted it, and pushed it aside.