What To Expect
Start your evening in style by participating in a tea ceremony and having dinner at a traditional Japanese inn. The meal, a simple and traditional Zen-style spread, is well thought out to provide perfectly balanced nutrition. After dinner, take in Gion's unique atmosphere by taking a stroll down its preserved district's back streets. At the Gion Corner, enjoy watching tea ceremonies, traditional dancing, music, and performances. You may even be lucky enough to see a Maiko (apprentice geisha)!
Watch and experience Japanese traditional performances such as Noh, Kyogen, Bunraku. Learn about the tea ceremony and marvel at "Ikebana," which is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
While heading to Yoshi-ima Ryokan from the Gion Center, you will have the opportunity to take a walk in the Gion Historical Preservation District. Stroll along narrow streets and see old ochayas, which are Japanese-style tea houses that provide meals and performances of Maiko girls and Geiko women.
Tea Ceremony Experience and Dinner (70 minutes)
Experience an authentic tea ceremony at the Kurenaitei, Yoshi-ima Ryokan's tea ceremony room. Enjoy a private evening service under candle light. Dinner will be served in Zen-style, which will consist of a nutritious, well-balanced meal of tempura, vegetables, miso soup, rice and tofu.
17:00 - 17:30 Pick-up service from select Kyoto hotels.
Proceed by motorcoach to Gion Corner to see an assortment of traditional performances (50 minutes).
Walk through the historical Gion district and continue to Gion Yoshi-ima for a tea ceremony and dinner.
Japanese-style dinner at Gion Yoshi-ima.
English speaking guide
Tips and gratuities
Pick ups are available from select Kyoto hotels.
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. You will be notified if the tour will be canceled 4 days prior to the tour date.
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