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Kyoto Gion Geisha District Evening Walking Tour with English-Speaking Guide

 

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Description

Learn about the life of geisha and maiko on this evening tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Feel the history of Gion as you walk, and see Kyoto's famous maiko! Gion is Kyoto’s most traditional district, and a special place where the culture of Kagai (the world of maiko and geiko) is still vibrant. Get to know the story behind this area as you look for maiko and geisha on their way to the ochaya (tea houses). Stroll through lanes lined with machiya and ochaya, all lit by brilliant red lanterns. You may see maiko and geisha on their way to appointments, and can learn about the history of these 'flower towns'. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will help you discover the secrets of the Old Capital, all while making new friends on a fun evening tour!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (18:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:02-04-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Adult (Age 13 & Up) $21
Child (Age 0-12) $0

Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide

Start Timings

  • 18:00

Duration

  • 2 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Kitaza is very close to Exit 7 and Exit 8 of Keihan Gion Shijo Station. You can also take the #4, #5, #17 or #205 bus from Kyoto Station, then walk for 5 minutes from Shijo Kawaramachi. Please check the map attached above if you are unsure.
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Restrictions

  • Tour starts at 18:00 sharply. If you arrive at the meeting location after 18:00, participation is not accepted.

Additional Notes

  • This tour is not covered by insurance.
  • While you may take pictures of maiko and geisha, please be respectful and unobtrusive.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Please bring a printed copy of your voucher.

Schedule

Kyoto Gion Geisha District Evening Walking Tour with English-Speaking Guide
17:30:00 Check-in in front of Kitaza Gion Omoide Museum

Day: Day1
18:00:00 Gion and Geisha Tour
Your guide will take you around the Gion district, explaining the world of maiko and geiko (geisha). Held at peak 'geisha-spotting' time, make sure to keep your eyes open for these lovely Kyoto icons!
Day: Day1
Gion Shinbashi, Tatsumibashi Bridge and Hanamikoji Temple
Learn about this history of Gion and see the lovely machiya houses and ochaya tea houses where geisha entertain, lit up with lanterns after dark.
Day: Day1
19:40:00 Tour Ends at Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre

Day: Day1

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