Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour

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The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when past and present blend into the night! Take to the streets on a private tour as dusk falls and see how argon lights mix with paper lanterns, age-old shrines squeeze into busy shopping streets, and aged wood is decorated with modern street art.
* Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Private & Custom Tours >> Private Sightseeing Tours




Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience powered by Urban Adventures.
The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when past and present blend into the night! Take to the streets on a private tour as dusk falls and see how argon lights mix with paper lanterns, age-old shrines squeeze into busy shopping streets, and aged wood is decorated with modern street art.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Gion, Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

One of the most famous spots in Kyoto and the heart of unique Maiko and Geisha culture. The streets are filled with shops, restaurants and ochaya where Maiko and Geisha perform. Gion is beautiful at night when lanterns are lit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yasui-Konpiragu, 70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

The Yasui Kompira-gu is popular amongst young women who want to break off a bad relationship.
The very unique ritual of crawling through a hole in the paper covered stone is performed here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nineizaka (Ninenzaka), Japan, 〒605-0826 京都府京都市東山区桝屋町清水2丁目

Ninenzaka is a charming sloped street filled with shops, cafes and restaurants housed in traditional buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yasaka Shrine, 625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 Kyoto Prefecture

Founded over 1350 years ago, Yasaka shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Hundreds of lanterns are lit in the evenings.
The famous festival, Gion Matsuri is held there in July every year.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pontocho District, Nakagyo-Ku BetweenKamogawa and Kiyamachi-dori, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

Pontocho alley is filled with a variety of restaurants and bars, ranging from inexpensive to gourmet cuisine. It is the most atmospheric dining street in Kyoto.

Duration: 15 minutes