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Private Guided Walking Tour of Kyoto's Geisha Districts and Zen Gardens

 

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Description

Discover the hidden streets of Kyoto's old geisha districts of Gion and Miyagawacho, and keep your eye out for strolling maiko. Then visit the home of Japanese Zen, and check out the tranquil garden. Walking through the old streets of Kyoto is the closest thing to a time machine in Japan, and you will be able to feel the history of the area during a privately guided walking tour. See how life has changed from the past, while the traditional arts have been passed down, from dance and song to meditation at Zen temples.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 15 business days (18:00 local time) to 3 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • 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:07-10-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available Days:   All Days
Adult/Child $167 $110*$167 $110*$167 $110*$167 $110*$167

Inclusion

  • Guidance in the language of your choice
  • Admission
  • Transportation fee

Start Timings

  • 09:00,  13:30

Duration

  • 4 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Pick-up service is limited to hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori (to the north and south).

Additional Notes

  • Our services are mainly offered in English, but Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available.
  • Fees for buses are included. However, for the use of taxis or hired cars there will be additional charges.
  • Meals are not included on this tour.

Schedule

Private Guided Walking Tour of Kyoto's Geisha Districts and Zen Gardens
09:00:00 Meet-up with guide at your hotel lobby

Day: Day1
Kaikado
Established in 1875, this shop has a long history as a producer of hand-made tea caddies.
Day: Day1
Gojo Rakuen
Walk through this old red-light district, now home to many well preserved examples of early and mid 20th century architecture.
Day: Day1
Miyagawacho
Tour one of Kyoto's five geisha districts, this one famous for the traditional dances passed down among the geisha. During spring and autumn, public performances fill the air with music.
Day: Day1
Kenninji Temple
Visit the home of Zen in Japan, and also the birthplace of the tea ceremony. In addition to the tranquil gardens, view ancient paintings of the Japanese gods of wind and thunder.
Day: Day1
Gion
Stroll through the most famous of the geisha districts and enjoy the classic buildings. Listen for the sounds of shamisen, the traditional instrument of geisha, as you walk down Hanamikoji Street.
Day: Day1
Kiritoshi Alley
Walk the narrow and maze-like alley that opens onto a hidden scene of beauty as a classic red bridge crosses the span of a clear stream.
Day: Day1
Shirakawa
Step into one of the four districts specially preserved for the historical buildings. This area is often filled with couples taking the chance to capture unique backgrounds for pictures.
Day: Day1
Tatsumi Inari Shrine
Geisha pray at this shrine for success in their performances. The names of many celebrities, dancers, and geisha can be seen on the red gate posts surrounding the main hall.
Day: Day1
13:00:00 Check-out at Tatsumi Inari Shrine

Day: Day1

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