Dark Kyoto Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Dark Kyoto Tour

From USD 68.93

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


A city like Kyoto, with over 1200 years of history, is bound to have its dark side. Learn all about it on this four-hour guided tour that takes in some of the ghostly, haunted, supernatural, or otherwise creepy parts of Kyoto. See and hear a different side to popular attractions like Gion and Kiyomizudera. Stop at places you might not otherwise find, like cemeteries and a haunted candy store. Prepare to be entertained, and a little creeped out.
  • Good fun for first-time or repeat visitors to Kyoto
  • Learn about Japanese culture, religion, and history on this tour
  • Visit lesser-known as well as big-name attractions
  • Ideal for travelers who aren’t too sensitive to scary ghost stories

What's Included

  • Tour Guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Yasaka-jinja Shrine
      625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan

      We will meet at the main gate of Yasaka Shrine at the intersection of Shijo Street and Higashioji Street. Convenient by city bus, Keihan Line, Subway or Hankyu Line.

    What To Expect

    Yasaka Shrine

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kennin-ji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Toyokuni Shrine

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Ebert and Roeper give it 2 thumbs, way up.
    Cassandra_S, Mar 2023
    Atticus was incredibly knowledgeable and fun to talk with. He took us around to many different shrines and sites and gave context to the meanings and history for each. We had an immensely entertaining evening!
    Mystery and Mysticism in a Dark tour of Kyoto
    Matthew_T, Apr 2021
    This was a fantastic time had by all including a pair of discerning teenagers. Atticus has deep and dark insights into the history and culture of Kyoto which he shares with engaging stories. I recommend it for any couples or families looking to dive into Kyoto.

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