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Special private tour to enjoy Gion Festival in July 2019

by Kenji
(54) Reviews
8h $ 271 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • G1. July 10 to 14 : Building festive floats and display for the first procession
  • G2. July 14, 15, and 16 : Street party prior to the first procession
  • G3. July 17 : The first procession takes place
  • G4. July 18 to 21: Building festive floats and display for the second procession
  • G5. July 21 to 23 : Street party prior to the second procession
  • G6. July 24 : The second procession takes place
  • A1. Northern mountain hike in Kyoto ( 1.5 - 2 hours ) from Kurama to Kibune.
  • A2. Kawadoko-cuisine over mountainous steams in north Kyoto city.
  • A3. Visit to mountainous temple (Kuramadera-Temple) and sacred shrine (Kifune Shrine)
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270.56 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 26.70
Extra person.
$ 8.90

Overview

This tour is specially proposed to enjoy Gion Festival in Kyoto, one of the three famous festivals in Japan, spanning whole July.
If guests are supposed to be in Kyoto during main schedule of the festival (G1 - G6), a special private tour can be proposed.
To beat summer heat, northern mountain hike (A1) ,nice cuisine over cool steams (A2) and visiting mountain temple/shrine (A3) can be set.

What to Expect

Guests can enjoy any main events (G1 - G6) of Japan's biggest and longest festival in Kyoto if they visit Kyoto during July 10th to 24th.
Guests can also expect seasonal attractions ( A1 - A3) to beat summer heat if they want.
Or they can refer to my regular tour "Customized Private Tour in Kyoto" and pick any tourist spot available.
Guide will arrange a best private tour to meet guest's needs.

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Highlights

  • G1. July 10 to 14 : Building festive floats and display for the first procession
  • G2. July 14, 15, and 16 : Street party prior to the first procession
  • G3. July 17 : The first procession takes place
  • G4. July 18 to 21: Building festive floats and display for the second procession
  • G5. July 21 to 23 : Street party prior to the second procession
  • G6. July 24 : The second procession takes place
  • A1. Northern mountain hike in Kyoto ( 1.5 - 2 hours ) from Kurama to Kibune.
  • A2. Kawadoko-cuisine over mountainous steams in north Kyoto city.
  • A3. Visit to mountainous temple (Kuramadera-Temple) and sacred shrine (Kifune Shrine)

Important

Special lunchs of nice cuisine over cool steams need early reservation in advance because of its popularity.
The prices range from about 3500 to 5000 yen

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
What‘s not included
Transportation cost for you and guide.
Entrance fee for each facility (as the guide will be free of charge at main spots).
Lunch,dinner for you and guide.
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel or final destination
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 7 people   Flexible

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 54 )
Jay Jay United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Polite. professional and prompt ”

He a great custom day tour with Kenji in Himeji. He met us on time at our agreed meeting spot. We went up the Shoshazan ropeway to the Engyo-ji Temple. got up there first thing in the morning, birds were chirping and there were no other tourist in site. Kenji help show us around so we made the best use of our time up at the temple. From there he arranged for a taxi and we went to Himeji castle and then to Koko-en Gardens. We had a very nice day with him.

Kenji:

Dear Jay, Thank you for your great review of our tour in Himeji. I'm very glad that you liked it and I also enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with you and your wife. Please contact me again if you have any chance to visit Japan in future. Best regards, Kenji

Rossana Rossana Italy ( Friends )
Very Good
3 days ago

“ beautiful Kyoto ”

Kenjii ci ha guidato alla piacevolissima scoperta di luoghi e templi che la cherry blossom ha reso magici. Abbiamo apprezzato il suo garbo, la sua discreta presenza, la sua disponibilità nell'asssecondare i nostri ritmi.

Kenji:

Dear Rossanna-san, Thank you for your great review of our tour. I'm very glad that you could enjoy the tour with full blooming of cherry blossoms. I look forward to your next visit to Japan. Best regards, Kenji

Cindy Cindy United States ( Family )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Great time in Osaka and Kyoto ”

It was very helpful to have Kenji guide us through Kyoto and Osaka. He listened to our request and made adjustments to our itinerary. We had a great time. Thank you Kenji.

Kenji:

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your great review of our tours. During 5 days in total I could manage to adjust our itinerary according to your requests with your cooperation. It was my pleasure that you enjoyed those tours and I spent a wonderful time with you and your nice family. I look forward to your next chance to visit Japan again. Best regards, Kenji

Ciselle Ciselle Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ 1 day customised Kyoto tour ”

Kenji wss able to explain to us the history of each place we visited. We started the tour ay 7.30am and had the first place in the itinerary all by ourselves!!! He proposed to take taxi in some instances to save time which is cost-effective since we are 4 in the group anyway. He communicates excellently in English and had no problems at all during the preparation of our tour details.

Kenji:

Dear Ciselle Thank you for your great review of our tour. Also thanks to your good idea to start our tour early in the morning we could appreciate the mysterious zen garden fully only by ourselves. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my tour and I could also enjoyed myself spending wonderful time with you. I look forward to your another visit to Japan in the near future. Best regards, Kenji

Johnson Johnson South Africa ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A lovely day in Kyoto ”

Kenji-San was a fantastic guide, he met us at our hotel which was in Osaka. We had agreed an itinerary that took in four of Kyoto's key temples: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji - temple (Golden Pavilion) and Ryōan-ji Kenji-San was very well prepared, he started by confirming the itinerary with us. At every location he took time to explain the background of the shrine or temple. At Fushmina Inari Taisha he explained the significance of the Torii - a remarkable row of 100s of these structures. At Kiyomizudera the significance of the Blue Dragon, and the wish granting power of the 3 springs. Ending with Ryōan-ji was superb, it was remarkable to sit and reflect on the stone gardens, 15 stones but you can never see all 15 at once! Probably the most poignant was h... read more

Kenji:

Dear Johnson-san, What a fantastic review you gave me ! I'm really glad that you liked my guiding so much. Your review must be a strong incentive to my next tour. If you have any chance to visit Japan again please contact me anytime. I look forward to it. Best regards, Kenji

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