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Kyoto Evening Cultural Tour in Gion with Traditional Performances & Tea Ceremony

 

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Description

Step back in time with a visit to Gion Corner, where a showcase of traditional Japanese arts is held. After that, delight in a candlelight tea ceremony before a vegetarian shojin ryori Zen dinner. Spend a luxurious night out in Kyoto, and dive into the traditions of the ancient capital. Begin your night at Gion Corner, where you can watch a selection of traditional dances, music, and stage performances. Afterwards, set off on a stroll through Gion. You may even be lucky enough to see a maiko (apprentice geisha) as you take in the night air. Bring calm and relaxation to your evening with a candlelight tea ceremony followed by dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn. Delicate shojin ryori, Buddhist vegetarian cuisine awaits, with fresh seasonal ingredients, and a subtle flavor.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Inclusion

  • Tea Ceremony / Show fee
  • Dinner
  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Max Qty: 20 (Maximum tickets can be booked)

Duration

  • 4 (hrs)

Restrictions

  • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
  • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Additional Notes

  • Casual clothing is permitted.
  • Shojin-ryori, or Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, is served for supper. The meal also features tempura using tofu, namafu wheat gluten, yuba tofu skin, and seasonal vegetables such as eggplant, lotus root, ginger, and shiitake mushrooms. Miso soup and rice are also served. However, bonito stock is used in the tempura dipping sauce.
  • Please be aware that at Gion Corner participants may have to watch while standing if it is crowded.

Schedule

Kyoto Evening Cultural Tour in Gion with Traditional Performances & Tea Ceremony
23:45:13 Pick-up at Kyoto Hotel Okura or New Miyako Hotel

Day: Day1
Head Toward Gion by Taxi

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00:45:13 Gion Corner
Here you can see a variety of traditional Japanese performances, ranging from traditional dance to Noh or Kyogen plays. Bunraku puppetry, koto playing, tea ceremony, and Japanese traditional flower arranging also take place.
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Gion Historical Preservation District
Step back in time and take a short stroll around the Gion Historical Preservation District while on your way to Yoshi-ima Ryokan. See the narrow streets with many old tea houses where maiko and geisha would perform.
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Tea Ceremony and Dinner at Yoshi-ima Ryokan
Experience a special evening tea ceremony by candlelight in the elegant tea ceremony room Kurenaitei. For dinner, taste the healthy vegetarian cuisine of shojin ryori, the specialty of Buddhist monks. This flavorful meal is a treat for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
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03:45:13 Drop-off at Selected Kyoto Hotels by Taxi

Day: Day1

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