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Host to Japan’s most famous festival, Gion Matsuri, Yasaka Shrine is located in the heart of Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine dates back to the 7th century, when it was known as Gion Shrine for its location near the Gion district, famous for the geisha that live and work there. The shrine consists of several buildings. The main hall houses an inner sanctuary and a secondary hall. One of the most prominent features of the shrine is a large stage out front lined with hundreds of lanterns. One of the most popular times to visit the shrine is in the evening or at night, when the lanterns light the stage.

The annual Gion Matsuri festival began more than 1,100 years ago at Yasaka Shrine. In modern times, it takes place every July. Originally, the festival sought to expunge the city of illnesses. Today, the festival celebrates craftwork. Intricate fabrics, textiles, and sculptures adorn floats that men carry through town. Music, costumes, and street food contribute to the festive atmosphere. Yasaka Shrine is also a popular place to visit during the Japanese New Year and during cherry blossom season.

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625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan
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The Charms of Kyoto at Night: Kickstart Tour

The Charms of Kyoto at Night: Kickstart Tour

First time in Kyoto? Wondering where to go and what to see at night? We got you! Kickstart your time in Kyoto with a 90-minute evening introduction of the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Kyoto as the sun sets and discover the best nightlife the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the Yasaka-Jinja Shrine, famous for its summer festivals, and visit the adjacent Maruyama Park, a hotspot for cherry blossom viewing. Stroll along the well-preserved Nene no Michi area to discover an old-world Kyoto. Ready for a unique private exploration of the mesmerizing city of Kyoto?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$35.28
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Gion night walk tour

Gion night walk tour

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I can pick you up at your hotel if the guests are from only your group. Guiding fee is 4000 yen per hour.
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  • 2 hours
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Muslim-Friendly Kyoto Tour with a Local Guide

Muslim-Friendly Kyoto Tour with a Local Guide

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Personalize your sightseeing itinerary on a Muslim-friendly sightseeing tour of Kyoto, including a Halal Japanese lunch. A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves, this sightseeing tour covers Nishiki Food Market, the historic district of Gion, Kiyomizu Temple, and many more. Plus, you’ll receive tailored attention from your guide in a small group limited to 10 people.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour - A Nightlife Tour to Explore the Town with a Taste: Gion

Private Tour - A Nightlife Tour to Explore the Town with a Taste: Gion

Since Kyoto has many temples and shrines, it is quiet during the night. However, Gion is an amusement district where you can hang out till morning! You will visit this area especially shops located on a photogenic street! Imagine walking in an area with traditional Japanese houses, Japanese paper lantern, and stone paving under your feet. That will be the kind of tour you will experience on this tour! You will have traditional Kyoto nibbles and drinks at each of the spots you visit. make sure not to eat and drink too much if you want to hop several bars we have prepared for you! Don’t forget to book your tour to experience the Gion nightlife, with your otomo guide!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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The Heart of Kyoto & The Nijo Castle Private Tour

The Heart of Kyoto & The Nijo Castle Private Tour

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There is no city like Kyoto, with its alluring blend of deep-rooted traditions and dramatic history. Home to centuries-old temples and shrines as well as being the birthplace of the intriguing geisha culture, Kyoto is a fascinating destination! On this private tour, get ready to discover everything this city has to offer, from its hidden gems to famous landmarks, all with your favorite local. Travel back in time to the feudal era by visiting the Higashiyama Area and tour the famous Nijo Castle, built for the first shogun of the Edo period. Get up-close with Kyoto’s heritage at the Yasaka Pagoda and discover a folk faith connected to monkeys then explore the Kiyomizu Temple, a revered world heritage site. Witness and participate in age-old rituals by sipping from a holy stream. Quench your thirst with some warm Matcha. The local hosts are wonderful storytellers, each one with a different background ranging from arts to history an they are looking forward to showing you their city.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour - KAWAII Kyoto! Explore Geisha District in a Kimono!

Private Tour - KAWAII Kyoto! Explore Geisha District in a Kimono!

"Kyoto in a Kimono" - admired by all Japanese. Why don't you take a once in a lifetime experience with this plan? Choose your favorite kimono, and walk to Yasaka Shrine. Next, we will visit photogenic Japanese mansion gardens! After visiting the trendy temples you will visit a popular touristic spot "Ninenzaka." Popular to the ladies, the road is filled with Kyoto cosmetics, Ghibli, Hello Kitty, Starbucks in Japanese buildings and tasty food stalls! By the time you realise, you will reach Kiyomizu Temple. Make a wish to the god of marriage! This tour is packed full of photogenic shots! Share them with your friends via SNS later!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

As famously featured on Amazon TV's 'Our Man In Japan' programme recently, this is an EXCLUSIVE chance to tour around some of Kyoto's most beautiful temples and locations with the cutest little robot! He'll function as an interesting guide, an amusing travel partner, and a great model for Instagram-worthy photos! He's great with kids, the elderly... in fact, he'll keep the whole family entertained! And just in case you'd like more information, your fluent, highly-qualified driver/guide will be able to jump in at any point to answer any further questions or requests you may have. (In collaboration with Sharp)
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  • 6 hours
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Learn Kyoto tradition!

Learn Kyoto tradition!

Visit "Must-See" temple and shrine! I reccomend two of the greatest temples and shrines in Kyoto, "Nanzenji" temple and "Yasaka" Shrine. I'm sure that the gate of "Nanzenji" temple will take your breath away! "Yasaka" shrine is well known to foreign visitors and As a special information, "Only on June 15", annual event will take place in the morning !!!
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  • 7 hours
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Private Tour - “I want to be beautiful!” A Kyoto Tour for Women

Private Tour - “I want to be beautiful!” A Kyoto Tour for Women

A wish that every woman makes, “I want to be beautiful!” Enjoy sightseeing around Kyoto, while enjoying the concept of this tour. There are countless temples in Kyoto, all possessing “beauty” within. Temples with beauty water and make-up with ema said to give beautiful skin. Visit the spot attracted by women. Of course beauty does not come from just wishing. Take the first step to beauty by taking a foot bath, whilst making your own soap! Your otomo guide will take you on the required bus transportation. Make sure to surprise your friends by telling them, “I’m going to ask to become beautiful!” in Japan.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Gion and Geisha spotting area guided tour in Kyoto

Gion and Geisha spotting area guided tour in Kyoto

17:00 Meeting at the pickup place ( or in Gion area). 17:30 Izumo no Okuni statue and Kaboki drama explanation 18:00 Shinbashi street, Geisha and Maiko explanation, Chionin temple gate 18:30 Maruyama Park and Yasaka shrine 19:00 Haname Street, Teahouse, Geisha and Maiko spotting areas 19:30 Pontocho and dinner 20:00 tour finish
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  • 3 hours
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Life of a Geisha Evening Tour: Gion & Miyagawacho Districts

Life of a Geisha Evening Tour: Gion & Miyagawacho Districts

Kyoto’s charm is a combination of geisha culture, ancient temples, and age-old traditions that are still preserved and revered in the ex-capital of Japan. On this evening, private tour, you can experience an authentic Kyoto that has stood still in time together with a local. Join your knowledgeable local host and visit two of the most renowned geisha districts, Gion & Miyagawacho. Get the perfect introduction into the geisha culture, thanks to your local host. Hear stories of their life-long training, learn the intricacies of the art of geisha entertainment, and step briefly into their high-cultured flower and willow world. Check out a traditional street lined up with wooden townhouses where you can find restaurants & Japanese inns. Go in-depth inside Kyoto’s roots and visit awe-inspiring temples and shrines built centuries ago, each bearing a unique story featuring deities, love stories, and heroes.
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  • 2 hours 3 minutes
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Yukata (Kimono) plan 2,500 yen You can walk around Kyoto's sightseeing spots and townscapes for a day

Yukata (Kimono) plan 2,500 yen You can walk around Kyoto's sightseeing spots and townscapes for a day

You can walk around the streets of Kyoto with a yukata (kimono), move by bus or train, and apply for family, friends, couples, or groups so you can experience in various scenes. You can rent it from 9:30 and you can enjoy it all day if you return it by 17:00, so please try it on your trip to Kyoto.
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  • 45 minutes
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Evening walking tour in Kyoto

Evening walking tour in Kyoto

This is tailor-made tour. I could also take you to the places you can not easily find in guidebooks. I am also good at taking pictures. I will also take memorable pictures for you.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine) costs USD 231.39. Guided Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine) tours start around USD 231.39 per person. See all 38 Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine) tickets and tours on Viator.
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