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


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!

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  • A large group ready to discover Gion in Kyoto
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  • Historic Gion at night
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!
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  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide
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  • 16:30 Check-in in front of Kitaza
  • 17:00 Gion and Geisha Tour
    shutterstock_195578144 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!
  • Gion Shinbashi, Tatsumibashi Bridge and Hanamikoji Temple
    shutterstock_195578144 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.
  • 18:40 Tour Ends at Gion Kobu Kaburenjo Theatre
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please bring a printed copy of your voucher.
Additional Note(s)
    • The tour start time changes depending on the season. In December, January and February the tour will depart at 17:00 (with check-in from 16:30). From March to November the tour will depart at 18:00 (with check-in from 17:30).
    • This tour is not covered by insurance.
    • While you may take pictures of maiko and geisha, please be respectful and unobtrusive.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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(4.49/5.00) 4.49 / 5
(61 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Wed, Fri


by: Mike D
We really enjoyed learning from Mo Mo about the history of Gion and it's culture. The group was big but we had no problem hearing and staying together. All questions were answered and we all were give...more
by: Rose W
Ellie was excellent, explaining the history and present day details of the community of the geisha. We visited lots of different areas and really felt the atmosphere. Well worth going. I would recomme...more
Really interesting tour. We learned a lot about the Geishas. Guide had fluent English and also used a microphone. Highly recommended!!
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Gion Geisha District Evening Walking Tour in Kyoto with English-Speaking Guide