Gion Geisha District (Kyoto Top Attractions), Kyoto tours & activities, fun things to do in Kyoto | VELTRA

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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. No.1
    Make your evening in Gion special with a beautiful maiko (trainee geisha) to experience the secret traditions of Japan. With helpful English assistance, watch an enchanting performance as you savor an authentic kaiseki-style Kyoto cuisine.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD184.62

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. No.2
    Experience an enchanting evening with a maiko as you savor a delicious Japanese-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance, play fun games and enjoy a conversation with helpful English assistance for an unforgettable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD185.56

    Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. No.3
    Join a maiko or geiko for a lovely afternoon in Kyoto with tea and sweets. Sip a bowl of matcha green tea specially prepared for you while you watch an elegant dance performance in a traditional restaurant in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    From USD38.80

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, 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

    USD14.20

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. 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 USD119.76

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Take a step into the magical world of the maiko (trainee geisha) with an amazing evening at a traditional restaurant in Gion. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs a lovely dance, then take the opportunity to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD116.45

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  7. 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 USD61.54

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD66.27

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 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

    USD113.61

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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 USD123.08

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  11. The traditions of the geisha and maiko are an intriguing mystery. Now you can enjoy lunch and entertainment with them in an authentic Japanese restaurant.
    English Available

    From USD129.90

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  12. Experience Kyoto like a local as you explore the city after sundown through its food and drinks. Venture through the historical streets of Gion and Pontocho to see the famed geisha district while tasting the wonderful Kyoto cuisine.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD112.47

    Daily
    3 - 4.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 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

    USD227.22

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. 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

    USD113.61

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Get dressed in a beautiful kimono to become an elegant Maiko by the hands of professional kimono dressers and make-up artists. Take lovely photos in indoor studios near Kyoto Station, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, or Arashiyama!

    USD104.14

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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 USD62.37

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)

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