The Gion Matsuri festival Tour

The Gion Matsuri festival in Kyoto is designated as a UNESCO Intangible World Heritage, and is said to be the largest in scale and the most gorgeous among all other major festivals in Japan. The time-honored ritual of the Yasaka Jinja Shinto shrine has been handed down generation to generation since the 9th century by the local people's enthusiasm and lifetime effort. The highlight is the opening procession of 23 floats on July 17th and the return procession of ten floats on July 24th. This guided tour is conducted during festival eves of July 14th to 16th, and July 21st to 23rd, when the floats are respectively set in the street and can be observed amid the lively yet classic atmosphere of the Shinto ritual.

Date July 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Time Tour: 16:20-18:00 (Reception:16:10)
Fee 2,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
Meeting location

At No.23 exit of Shijo Station - Subway Karasuma Line

Remarks No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour
Half Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant with partition: The minimum, yet still truly private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged maiko-san for around two hours. Includes one-hour guided tour in the geisha district to be followed by two-hour Japanese kaiseki dinner course at Japanese restaurants with partition. (total 3-hour program)
Full Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant's private room: Private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged maiko-san for around two hours. Includes one-hour guided tour in the geisha district to be followed by two-hour Japanese kaiseki dinner course at Japanese restaurant's private room. (total 3-hour program)