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Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour

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Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Many people believe Kyoto is most beautiful at night, as this is the time that the narrow lanes are lit-up by lanterns. Enjoy a private evening tour with a guide to take you to special places that you wouldn’t find alone. Try delicious local snacks, and avoid crowds by taking secret shortcuts. You’ll see beautiful buildings, temples, and shops with guide commentary along the way.
  • See Kyoto at night when its lanes are lit-up by lanterns
  • A private evening tour means a more personalized experience
  • Traditional Japanese snack tastings included
  • Tour Gion with a guide so you don’t get lost
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Local English-speaking guide
Food samples (traditional Japanese snacks and drink)
Additional food and drink
Transportation to and from the meeting point
Tips/gratuities for your guide

Departure Point

Hanamikoji-dori, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan

Entrance to Gion's Corner, by Hanamikoji Dori, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa area, Higashiyama-ku ward, Kyoto. Directions: Four blocks south from intersection of Shijo and Hanamikoji streets. Hnamikoji is two blocks east of Shijo-Ohashi Bridge. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///scoring.braced.renders

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

Kankobokocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8009, Japan

Shijo - Karasuma station

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour includes a brief visit to a small shrine. As such, modest dress is highly recommended. We recommend having your shoulders covered and wearing pants or a skirt that covers the knees.
  • Some food allergies can be accommodated for but please check beforehand with us at info@kyotourbanadventures.com.
  • Travellers under 20 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Japan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour .
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What is the social distancing policy during Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lonely Planet Experiences: Lanes & Lanterns Private Evening Culture Tour .

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Guide did not show up and Viator not responding
Gideon K k
, Nov 2018
Guide did not show up in Gion Corner at 18:30. Waited another 10 min and then left the place. He did not call to say he will be running late.I was charged anyway.Tried to get in touch with viator help. Will not respond to my inquiry. Very very disappointed
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Enchanting evening
DutcherDebra
, Oct 2018
Seeing the sights at night was awesome and the alley ways were something we wouldn’t have discovered without this tour. Fun night had by all!

Product code: 5263P13

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