Gion Night and Zen dinner with Tea ceremony : Culture Performance
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Stop At: Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Yasaka Hall, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture
Traditional performing arts such as Maiko (apprentice geisha) dancing, Bunraku (puppet theater), and Kyogen (comic theater).
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Gion Yoshi-Ima, 229 Nishinochō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0088, Japan
Tea Ceremony and ZEN Dining at Yoshi-ima Ryokan
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Japanese-style dinner
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Hotel drop-off by taxi (select Kyoto locations only)
- Entry/Admission - Gion Corner
- Entry/Admission - Gion Yoshi-Ima
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- If the minimum number of participants 2 is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
- Casual clothing is permitted
- The ingredients of tempura are tofu, namafu wheat gluten, yuba tofu skin, and vegetables in season such as eggplants, lotus root, ginger, and shiitake mushroom. Miso soup and rice are also served
- Customers under 6 years of age are not permitted.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Please be aware that at Gion Corner, participants may have to watch while standing if it is crowded.
- Most travelers can participate
- Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is served for dinner, however bonito stock is used in the tempura dipping sauce. Salt can be used instead of the tempura dipping sauce.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
We met our tour in the hotel and were transported by taxi to Gion Corner, where the tour began. We were ushered in to a theatre, beautifully appointed, and were captivated by vignettes of various theatre pieces - tea ceremony , traditional music , ikebana , comedy sketch , traditional orchestra , Maiko dance , Bunraka (puppetry). After this we walked thru the streets, being shown various houses and learning a little more about the Gion area. We were taken to a wonderful little place for a delicious traditional dinner followed by a ‘taste’ of a tea ceremony. we were then dropped off at our hotel by taxi. A wonderful evening...... not to be missed.
This was an interesting visit to a traditional arts performance. The dinner and tea ceremony at the tea house were a highlight.
The Gion tour with Sunrise tours was great. We took a cab (they provided it) to Gion Corner where we saw an hour long show of different Japanese theater styles (my favorite was the doll held by people dressed in black). Then we did a walking tour of Gion including another canal where the cherry blossoms were lit up at night. After that, we had dinner and a tea ceremony at a ryokan. The food was delicious (we even asked for the spice name that they had put on the rice). When we were done, they offered a taxi back to the hotel, but we wanted to walk around Gion again and look at more cherry blossoms lit up and at the wooden houses around there. It was lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The show was great and informative, but show up early for good seats as they are not assigned! The dinner and tea ceremony is the highlight, stunning!
Found this tour a little disorganized. Pick up by cab, travelling through city with a full cab to another hotel to pick up others that were late. Being late, we were unable to sit as a group. Our seats were way at the back, couldn't see or hear anything much. The cultural show was one hour long with more than one act being preformed at the same time so couldn't follow each one properly. The tea ceremony would have been nice but a young child was in our group and spilled the tea etc so distracted the apprentice guide. The meal was tempura, miso soup, rice so rather common place. Our guide gave very little information as she was spending all her time rounded up the others.
Excellent tour!!! The variety of performances at Gion Corner was very interesting, as was the walk through Gion. The highlight of the evening was the dinner, its venue, and the tea ceremony.