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Gion is most known for being a geisha district, with wooden teahouses lined up along the streets. The area is also home to dining establishments that serve kaiseki ryoki or Japanese haute cuisine. Experience traditional Japanese entertainment at its finest with tours and activities that let you watch beautiful geiko and maiko perform, as well as enjoy Kyoto cuisine. You can also join a walking tour of Gion, where you can learn more about the colorful history of this vibrant district.
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  1. Join geisha and maiko in Kyoto for a tea ceremony. Sip green tea while you watch an elegant dance performance at a traditional Kyoto tea house. Meet and chat with a real trainee geisha!
    English Available

    From USD39.29

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. Meet the beautiful trainee geisha of Kyoto and witness the secret traditions of Japan. Enjoy an evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food with the iconic geisha and maiko.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD182.16

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD182.16

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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!
    English Available

    USD14.38

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Take a big step into the magical world of geisha and maiko with an amazing evening. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs, then take the chance to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD117.92

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  6. Make Fresh Soba the Traditional Way in Gion
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    Learn to make soba noodles the retro way, just a few minutes from Kiyomizudera Temple. Do it all, from prepping, mixing, rolling, and cutting the dough, then eat your freshly made noodles.

    USD27.80

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

    From USD119.07

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Step back in time with a visit to Gion Corner, where a showcase of traditional Japanese arts is held. After that, delight in a candlelight tea ceremony before a shojin ryori dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD117.92

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. Experience Japan's culture capital of Kyoto. Spend a calm afternoon in Tofukuji's Zen garden, go through the beautiful torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine and visit the famous geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    USD67.11

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. See the wondrous district of Gion. Have your photo taken with a maiko. Walk through the gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and see a striking view of Kyoto's seasonal beauty from Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD115.05

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Get a taste of Kyoto after dark! See the lantern-filled lanes of Gion and Pontocho. Find out where to grab a drink, which food stalls near Yasaka Shrine are the best and enjoy Kyoto's nightlife.
    English Available

    USD89.88

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  12. Relax with your group and enjoy a private performance by a maiko in a classic high-end Japanese restaurant. Savor a delicious kaiseki dinner, lunch or a few drinks in the heart of Kyoto.
    Meal Provided

    From USD124.63

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  13. Get a special local's eye view of Kyoto as you cycle through hidden back roads. Pedal past all gems of this fantastic city with your on an incredible, private bike tour!
    Special

    From USD62.32

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in a traditional tea house.
    English Available

    From USD131.54

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  15. Enjoy an authentic and delicious 10-course dinner in Kyoto. First explore the Shirakawa river and make your way through the traditional geisha district of Gion. Then enjoy your traditional meal.
    English Available

    USD203.25

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  16. Stroll through Kyoto's classic Geisha district to taste locally brewed sake and whisky paired with fine foods. Venture through the alleyways with your knowledgeable guide to drink your way through Japan's ancient capital.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD240.64

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  17. Experience the best of Kyoto through visits to Kiyomizudera Temple, Nanzenji Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Explore Gion, known to be the Geisha district of Kyoto, for a memorable day in the historic city.
    English Available

    USD230.09

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  18. Spend a full day exploring the must-see sights of Kyoto. Walk along the charming streets of Gion, see the majestic halls of Kiyomizudera, and discover exciting tastes at Nishiki Market.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD115.05

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Change into an elegant Maiko by the hands of professional kimono dressers and make-up artists. Take photos in studios near Kyoto Station, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, or Arashiyama!

    USD98.37

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. 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.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD63.16

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)

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