Special

event

Gion Matsuri Tour with a former maiko

Let's go on a Gion Matsuri Tour in yukata with Beniko-sensei!

1st tour「July 14th and 15th  Early Festival Tour」

2nd tour「July 22nd  Later Festival Tour」

Let's enjoy a tour of Gion Matsuri in yukata with the explanations of Beniko, a former maiko!

Details about the tours:Gion Matsuri Special Tours

Interpreters available during the tour for English and Chinese (for other languages, please contact us).

Select first the date for the tour options to appear.

Or by phone

TEL: 075-354-9110

Please ask about "Gion Tour"

Tour 1

Sat. July 12th - Mon. July 14th

Walk around the floats in yukata (visit of Iwatoyama float included)

Image:http://www.gionmatsuri.or.jp/yamahoko/iwatoyama.html

Get our original Uchiwa fan

for free!

Tour 1・On the 12th and the 14th, you can visit with Beniko-sensei her recommended floats! You get to visit the Iwatoyama float dedicated to the story of the goddess Amaterasu that got out of the cave in the mountain. Before the tour starts, you get a mini-lecture about Gion Matsuri.

Let's enjoy walking around the different floats! We also sell float stamp collection books.

​《Tour duration》Around 2h30

Schedule

Fri. July 14th 2017, Sat. July 15th 2017
①9:00 start (July 14th and 15th)〈9:00 to 10:30 - Yukata dressing/10:00 Departure of the tour〉

②13:00 start (July 14th only)〈13:00 to 14:30 - Yukata dressing/14:30 Departure of the tour〉
 

Place

Counter of Karasuma Gojo Tourist Information Center (Kimono Rental Yumeyakata 1F)

〒600-8104 Kyoto-shi, Shimogyo-ku, Manjujicho 128

Fee

4,800yen (yukata rental fee included, tax included)

Child under 12 y/o: 3,900yen

​​※In case you want a hairstyling service (women only), extra fees are charged (prior reservation necessary).

Present!

You get for free:

- our original Uchiwa fan

- our original Gion Matsuri info leaflet made by Beniko-sensei

- Otome's Gion Matsuri's original postcards (choose 2)

- a bottle of water.

Please reload

・Please pay the participation fee on the day of the tour.

In case of heavy rain or warnings from local authorities, the tour will be interrupted.

[Tour on the 12th] 《Time required: around 2h30/Distance: around 2.5km》Gojo Karasuma Tourist Information Center special Gion Matsuri mini course → 1.Houshouyama → 2.Iwatoyama (visit) → 3.Funehoko → 4.Tourouyama → 5.Kakkyoyama → 6.Tsukihoko → 7.Hoko no Tsuji (Float crossing) → 8.Naginatahoko → free walk after end of the tour

[Tour on the 14th] 《Time required: around 2h30/Distance: around 2.5km》Gojo Karasuma Tourist Information Center special Gion Matsuri mini course → 1.Houshouyama → 2.Naginatahoko → 3.Hoko no Tsuji (Float crossing) → 4.Tsukihoko → 5.Kakkyoyama → 6.Tourouyama → 7.Funehoko → 8.Iwatoyama (visit) → free walk after end of the tour

Recommended sites

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Otome's Gion Festival

You can make your own stamp and temple stamp book! How to enjoy Gion Festival in a cute way.

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Kyoto's good spots

Gion Matsuri explained in videos, with a presentation of the food as well. Plenty of other Kyoto spots are also presented.

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Let's enjoy Kyoto|Gion Matsuri

App dedicated to Gion Matsuri, with an easy-to-understand schedule of the event!

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Presentation of Gion Matsuri floats

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Gion Matsuri Festival Gallery

Some floats can be seen throughout the year. There are also a dedicated shop and a cafe.

Gion Matsuri in yukata

During some days of the festival, you get a yukata for free! Check Yumeyakata's yukata rental plan.

Tue. July 18th and Fri. July 21st

Silent walk in yukata to fulfill your wishes

Tour 2

Image:http://photonorichan.kyo2.jp/c15315_21.html

Get our original Uchiwa fan

for free!

Tour 2・It is said in Hanamachi (where geishas of Gion live) that after the Early Festival parade, from the 17th to the 24th, if you walk back and forth 7 times from Shijo Bridge to the Otabisho without talking to anyone, your wishes will come true. While now you can spread these 7 times throughout the period, originally you were supposed to do it all in one day.

​《Tour duration》Around 2h30

※Depending on the traffic, lateness could be expected.

Schedule

Tue. July 18th 2017, Fri. July 21th 2017
①9:00 start〈9:00 to 10:30 - Yukata dressing/10:00 Departure of the tour〉
②13:00 start〈13:00 to 14:30 - Yukata dressing/14:30 Departure of the tour〉

※Depending on the traffic, lateness could be expected.

Place

Counter of Karasuma Gojo Tourist Information Center (Kimono Rental Yumeyakata 1F)
〒600-8104 Kyoto-shi, Shimogyo-ku, Manjujicho 128

Fee

4,800yen (yukata rental fee included, tax included)

Child under 12 y/o: 3,900yen

※You need to pay the transportation fees(Adult 230yen/Child 120yen)

​​※In case you want a hairstyling service (women only), extra fees are charged (prior reservation necessary).

Present!

You get for free:

- our original Uchiwa fan

- our original Gion Matsuri info leaflet made by Beniko-sensei

- Otome's Gion Matsuri's original postcards (choose 2)

- a bottle of water.

Please reload

・Please pay the participation fee on the day of the tour.

In case of heavy rain or warnings from local authorities, the tour will be interrupted.

《Time required: around 2h30/Distance: around 2.5km》Gojo Karasuma Tourist Information Center special Gion Matsuri mini course → 1.Houshouyama → 2.Naginatahoko → 3.Hoko no Tsuji (Float crossing) → 4.Tsukihoko → 5.Kakkyoyama → 6.Tourouyama → 7.Funehoko → 8.Iwatoyama (visit) → free walk after end of the tour

Kyoto Karasuma Gojo Tourist Information Center ( Kimono Yumeyakata )

京都烏丸五条観光案内所

〒600-8104 京都府京都市下京区万寿寺町128

128 Manjuji-Cho, Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto City
TEL:075-353-6665(country code+81)

Email:info@yumeyakata.com
Daily from 9:00 to 17:00

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