Private tour

Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

From US$ 87.26 per person

Discover a different side of Kyoto and learn about the various legends and ghosts, known locally as "Yōkai", associated with this historic city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Private group


  • Learn about the history of Nishijin-ori textile weaving in Kyoto
  • Discover the sinister stories of various Yokai who were said to have haunted Kyoto
  • Hear the stories of significant figures in Japanese folklore
Full description
First, visit a local shop to learn more about Nishijin-ori, which is a traditional style of textile weaving unique to Kyoto. Then, wander through the ancient streets of the city and learn more about the spirits and legends associated with the former capital of Japan. Stroll down the mysterious Ichijo Yōkai Street, and learn about the haunting of this area by various restless yōkai. Browse the various stores where you can pick up various mementoes and souvenirs. Continue the tour by visiting Seimei Shrine. This shrine pays homage to a famous figure in Japanese folklore, Abe no Seimei who was a leading practitioner of astrology in the Heian period. Finally, visit Kitano Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the Shinto God of learning. Learn about the founding of the shrine, and its characteristics designed to appease his restless spirit.
  • Tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

In front of the Bus Ticket Center near the central gate(Karasuma gate) of Kyoto Station, JR Line

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What to bring

  • Cash

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  • Please bring cash (approx JPY 1000/person) for activity and entrance fees to all sites mentioned
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