Start the evening at the Gion Corner by enjoying traditional performances such as Maiko dance, Kyogen, and Bunraku Puppet Theatre. After that, take in Gion’s unique atmosphere by taking a stroll down its preserved district’s back streets to your next destination. You might be lucky enough to spot a Maiko! Enjoy participating in a private tea ceremony and have dinner in style at a traditional Japanese inn. The meal, a simple, traditional, Zen-style spread, is well thought out to provide perfectly balanced nutrition.
|Time||17:30 - 21:30|
17 Mar - 22 Dec 2018: Tue, Thu, Sat
Sat & Sun only in Dec
(except 16 Aug 2018)
|Guide||English-speaking guide service is included.|
|Pick-up service||Some Hotels are available.|
|Drop-off service||Some Hotels are available.|
1. Minimum participants required: 2 persons.
2. Casual clothing is permitted.
3. This tour can be booked on the same day as Kyoto Afternoon tour and Kyoto 1-day Tour. Connections will be made at Kyoto Hotel Okura.
4. Connections from Nara Afternoon Tour, and Kyoto & Nara 1-day Tour are not possible due to time constraints.
5. The dinner menu consists of vegetarian friendly Buddhist cuisine.
Menu: Tempura (tofu, wheat starch, tofu skin, eggplant lotus root ginger, shiitake mushroom and other seasonal vegetables), miso soup, and rice.
*Pick-up and drop-off services are available. Please contact consultant for details.
Gion Corner (50 min)
This tour allows you to enjoy watching/experiencing Japanese traditional performances, including Japanese traditional dance, Noh, Kyogen, Bunraku, koto, tea ceremony, Japanese traditional flower arrangement.
Gion Historical Preservation District
Participants have an opportunity to take a walk in Gion Historical Preservation District while heading for Yoshi-ima Ryokan from Gion Corner. Enjoy strolling around narrow streets with many old ochayas (Japanese-style teahouse providing meals and performances of maiko girls and geiko women).
Tea Ceremony Experience and Dinner (70 min)
Yoshi-ima Ryokan's tea ceremony room Kurenaitei offers the exclusive service of private evening tea ceremony service under candle light. Dinner will be served in Zen-style, a simple but well-balanced dietetic meal now attracting global attention.
Remarks: Shojin-ryori, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is served for supper, so we welcome vegetarian participants. The ingredients are Tempra (tofu, wheat sarch, tofu skin, eggplant, lotus root, ginger, shiitake mushroom and other seasonal vegetable), Miso and rice.