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

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  • 宮川町
  • 12
  • 建仁寺
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  • 7727619

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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.
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
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Child (Age 6-11)
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 82.98
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*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 122.04
USD 122.04
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 26.36
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Adult (Age 12 & over) (3 persons)
USD 69.97
USD 69.97
USD 82.98 16%off
USD 82.98 16%off
Adult (Age 12 & over) (4 persons)
USD 63.46
USD 63.46
USD 82.98 24%off
USD 82.98 24%off
Adult (Age 12 & over) (5+ persons)
USD 59.55
USD 59.55
USD 82.98 28%off
USD 82.98 28%off
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Transportation fee / Guidance in the language of your choice
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  • 09:00 Meet-up with guide at your hotel lobby
  • Kaikado
    Established in 1875, this shop has a long history as a producer of hand-made tea caddies.
  • Gojo Rakuen
    Walk through this old red-light district, now home to many well preserved examples of early and mid 20th century architecture.
  • Miyagawacho
    宮川町 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.
  • Kenninji Temple
    建仁寺 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shirawakawa
    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.
  • 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.
  • 13:00 Check-out at Tatsumi Inari Shrine
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    • Our services are mainly offered in English, but Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Korean and Portuguese 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.
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  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 15 business days to 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 3 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days 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.
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Duration incl. transportation 4 hour(s)
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