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Kyoto Night Walking Tour

1:30 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Intermediate )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Would you stroll Gion, Kiyamachi, Ponto-cho, Shirakawa,Yasaka Shrine with me, which are Kyoto entertainment areas ?
Old wooden houses and narrow alleys such as old townscape exist as they are.
Some areas are lighted up and many poeples will gather there after 18:00pm
Please feel the night enthusiasm, today.


Feel free to personalize this offer with ERIC.

  • Kiyamachi Street (lined Takase River)
  • Ponto-cho Alley with old town scapes
  • Nawate street (2nd entetainment street in Gion)
  • Shinbashi (entertainment place in old townscape)
  • Hanami-koji Street (main street in Gion District
  • Yasaka Shrine

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What to Expect

You can be in atmosphere of Kyoto Entertainment district.
Kyoto people enjoy night entertainment there, which are served in traditional style and customs.
After 30's, people wishes to go to Gion District, which shows the sign of Adult.
If fortunately, you may have a chance to find real Geisha and Maiko, there.
You will find some nice shops during tour.
Tour time of 1.5 to 2 hours depends on your shopping time.

Departure & Return

Starting time 17:30 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Lobby of Okura Hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point Yasaka Shrine

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation charge to meeting point & for returning to you hotel
dinner(J.Yen2500-3500, depends on dinner)


Fortunately, you may find Geisha and Maiko , and you can take photo of Geisya & Maiko, however you cannot take photo with them, because you are not guest of them.
Tour will finish at Yasaka shrine around 19:30-20:00pm.
Please enjoy shopping or dinner there after tour.
When you return to your hotel, I will advise you in detail.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 24 )
4.8 (24) Reviews
Very Good
Ankita Ankita India ( Friends )
5 days ago

“ One-day in Kyoto? Eric is a godsend! ”

We had planned to stay 4 days of our 9 day stay in Japan but Typhoon Hagibis put paid to that. Our flights got cancelled 3 days in a row which meant we ended up going to Tokyo directly. I was determined to do at least a day trip to Kyoto even if it meant travelling 2 hrs 40 mins each way on the bullet train. This left us about 8 hours in Kyoto and Eric planned it brilliantly for us He met us at Kyoto station and took us directly by train to Arashiyama and then Kinkakuji temple. Eric took care of buying the entrance tickets everywhere for us (we had given him money for this as soon as we met him) and ensured a smooth experience everywhere! We ended the trip in Gion and the Kodaiji shrine - and also did Fushimi Inari in between. My friends told me they spent 3 days doing all this at leas... read more


Hi Mrs. Antika Thank you for your comments and I am happy to hear from that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. It is lucky that we have visited 5 places in 7.5 hours . On starting we caught a train and seated just 3 minutes in advance , and at last place, Yasaka we arrived there at the twilight time and enjoyed shopping there. Please come to Kyoto again. 1600 temples and 300 shrines are located in Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

John John Australia ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ One Day Supertour with Eric ”

Eric took us for the 9 hour supertour of some of the key highlights of Kyoto. We covered the Golden Temple, the Bamboo Forest, Nijo Castle, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Higashikujomuromachi-Honganji temple, Gino and the Yasaka Pagoda. It was an excellent day and Eric was knowledgeable, warm and friendly as well as extremely flexible. He did a great job and we were very happy.


Hi Mr John Thank you for comments for the tour I am much surprised at powerful and nice AG persons I am happy to visit Yasaka pagoda and Kiyomizuzaka area just on time with you Please enjoy Oita too Eric Tanaka

Jayne Jayne Japan ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Gion evening trip ”

We had heard about Gion and wanted to visit. As I am mobility impaired we decided the grouo tour was not an option as I cannot always keep up with the group and therefore miss some of the infomation. The tour we selected allowed personalisation and to be tailored to my pace. Eric was informative being a Kyoto native and took us to places that we probably wouldn't have seen let alone known about. Gion is a maze of small streets and without a knowledgable guide it would be easy to get lost. We also invited Eric to join us for dinner afterwards and his recommendation was excellent. He gave us an insight into the history of the area as well us showing us many places in the 1.5 hours of the tour.

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great trip to Nara ”

We had a half day your with Eric in Kyoto. He meet us promptly at the station as planned and was very well prepared with background info on Japan history and culture relevant to what we were going to see. Eric led us to two temples and a shrine very efficiently with lots of insightful info. It was a great tour.


Ms Diane Thank you for your comments I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed Nara tour Please enjoy Japan Eric Tanaka

M M United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

Eric met us when we arrived at the Kyoto Station. Then, he took as to our hotel. There, he gave us a quick summary on Japanese history, to provide context for the places we will be visiting. On the first day, for 6 hours, the six of us went with him to visit Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, and Kiyomizu Temple. Eric continued to explain the political and religious background as we walked through Nijo Castle. When we were at Nishiki, it started to rain and Eric bought umbrellas for each of us. The Kiyomizu temple was an uphill walk. Eric took us through a path that was less steep, and was patient as we climb up at our own pace. The next day, for 10 hours, the nine of us went with Eric to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inara Shrine, Todaiji Temple, and Nara... read more


Mr Myra Thank you very much for your comments And I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed 2 days tours in Kyoto and Nara Please come again to Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

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