Mystery Walking Tour

August is the month when Japanese people hold the bon or obon ritual to welcome the deceased souls of ancestors which are believed to return to household altars. By taking advantage of the  obon season, we conduct the tour focusing on local places where Kyoto's religious and ancient folklore beliefs are still alive. The highlight of the tour is to visit the area leading up to the mountainous site, Toribeno, where occurred the ancient funeral practice of leaving human corpses  placed on the mountain as they were. Taking part in such a frankly somewhat scary tour, you can come to appreciate the Japanese view of life and death, which is represented in the concept of reincarnation.

Date August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Time Tour: 15:00-16:40 (Reception:14:50)
Fee 2,000 yen with prior reservation and payment
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
Meeting location

At No.5 exit of Kiyomizu Gojo Station – Keihan Railway

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)