Kyoto - A Night Stroll under the Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

A Night Stroll under the Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

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(162 reviews)
Shirakawa Street, Kyoto, Japan
30 mins

About the tour

The true magic of Kyoto comes out when dusk falls - see Kyoto transition into a magical nighttime town illuminated with paper lanterns mixed with argon lights. The illuminated cherry blossoms, which give off an ethereal glow, are called yozakura—cherry blossoms at night. Join Kinya for a night stroll along Shirakawa Street in Kyoto's Higashiyama Neighbourhood. Walk through lantern-laden streets under the beautiful yozakura with some history of the relationship between the Japanese people and the cherry trees. Kinya will be talking about how the cherry blossom was highly regarded by Japanese people from old times, share the philosophical connotations behind the scenes of the Japanese cherry blossoms, as well as let you know about the different types of cherry blossoms in Japan.

Meet your local guide


Kinya is Japanese born with a Kiwi accent. He has spent over 9 years in New Zealand chasing a rugby ball and studied in local university. He has played rugby for a local club rugby team for 7 years and has been a fitness fanatic ever since. Throughout his experience living in overseas, he became more aware of how tourism attributes to people's enjoyment during their travels. After a long stay, he came back to Kyoto, started his guiding career and now he works as a Kyoto area manager. As wih his rugby coaching career, he enjoys team environment at the company and he also enjoys his life in Kyoto running around with a camera making customers virtually feel like a world traveler in front of their PC! Kinya has a zeal and passion for showing people who live in the other side of the world the treasures of Japan. Japan is full of history, tradition, authenticity, and a unique blend of cultural aspects. he wishes for the time to come back that everyone can safely travel overseas again, but he also has a hope that everyone can be full with excitment and enjoy a trip exploring virtually with him!

Kinya has been guiding since Oct 2019

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kyoto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Kyoto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Racquel T.

05 April 2021


Maggie R.

05 April 2021

Very lively and engaging commentary with well chosen aspects of an area I remember fondly

Karen B.

05 April 2021

The tour was beautiful

Carol M.

04 April 2021

I loved the tour with Kinya. I had previously been on his daytime cherry blossom tour. Kinya’s twilight tour was even better! Delivered with great enthusiasm and even more informative. I loved the visit to the Shinto shrine and our involvement in the ceremony. The rain actually added to the atmosphere. The two tours were a great contrast. Thank you Kinya for a fabulous tour.

Candy, Vancouver Canada H.

04 April 2021

Enjoyed the tour but found that Kinya spoke too fast and I would have liked to see more of the views around .

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