When night fall on the city, the image of the Gion district changes dramatically.
You can not fully experience Kyoto if you do not stroll in Gion at night.
We will walk through beautifully lit stone-paved streets where geisha culture prevails.
I am convinced this tour will offer you a memorable 1 hour that you will never forget.
And I gladly accept one person.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuriko.
We will stroll in the stone-paved streets where geisha come and go. If you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of beautiful geisha.
Rows of teahouses and townhouses are dimly lit by lantern lights. This overwhelming sight makes the Gion district a place of colorful fantasy.
The nostalgic scenery will expand around you.
At the end of the tour, let us view the illuminated Kamogawa River to cool off.
transportation fee ( you and your guide )
Buses conveniently stop right at tourist sites, but during the peak seasons , they get very crowded. So I suggest we use the subway or take a taxi. That will take us to our destinations more smoothly.
Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
If it rains, we will be able to change the starting time.
But I am willing to tailor the tour to your needs.
So please feel free to ask me anything.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Highly recommend hiring Yuriko as a private tour guide! Working within a time constraint and unsure of how best to manage our expectations (with so little time and so much to see), Yuriko patiently helped us plan a perfect 1/2 day tour prior to our arrival. We were able to see the sights most important to us and move at our own pace. Yuriko used her teaching skills to fill in the blanks, keep us on track, show us some areas of interest away from the crowds and ultimately get us to our final destination on time! It was a wonderful, enlightening day full of memories we will forever cherish! Thanks again Yuriko!
Dear Susan Thank you very much for your kind review ! It was a great honor to show you around beautiful Kyoto. I was impressed with the fact that you had a deep interest and respect for Japanese culture. We had such a wonderful time walking down stone-paved streets and talking about so many topics !! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. That was a memorable 1/2 day I would never forget. Many thanks Yuriko
Had an interesting day at Arayashima Bamboo Forest / Kiyomizu Dera Temple and Gion District
Dear Matthew It was an honor to spend a wonderful time with you and your wife. Thank you very much and I really appreciate it. I hope you will come back to Kyoto. Sincerely Yuriko
Yuriko was absolutely incredible. She was very organized during every step of the process. She communicated frequently, quickly and clearly throughout the entire process. She made sure that we were able to explore the areas that we were interested in. I was very worried because we were traveling with 4 young children. She was very patient and accommodating. She went above and beyond to make everything easier for us. I would highly recommend Yuriko if you are coming to Japan with a family or a small group. We really wanted to ride Rickshaws and wear Kimono. She made it all happen for us. We will cherish the memories for a very long time. Thank you! Thank you!
Dear Michael Thank you very much for your wonderful review !! I am really happy you enjoyed riding rickshaw, wearing kimonos, eating local foods and visiting cultural sites. And how cheerful and pretty your daughters are !! Many thanks for choosing me as your guide and I had really fun spending 2 days with you all. I will cherish the memories for a very long time, too. Hope to see you all again !! Best regards Yuriko
She was having trouble with public transportation and was not as organized. Besides that she was flexible polite. Helpful and accommodating to our needs. She could improve by providing more details about different sightseeing locations and offer more ideas about what to do and see in her city.
Thank you for your review. Regarding the public transportation, please understand that our itinerary was changed on the day when tour took place. I had prepared other plans exclusively for you. And I believe that you enjoyed visiting several tourist spots I recommended. But from now on, I will keep your comment in mind and continue to train myself to become good guide.
Yuriko was a very nice guide to spend time with. Her English is very good and she is knowledgeable and organised. She thinks ahead and tries to sort out all planning ahead of time. She kindly spent some time in the evening with me as well and we had a very nice meal together. I would happily recommend her and wish her will with her guiding! Thanks Yuriko
Hi ! Gabriella ! Thank you very much for your review ! I was so happy to have an opportunity to share an amazing time with you. I am glad that you enjoyed Japan and It was fun having a very nice meal together. Hope to see you again !!