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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. 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

    USD176.92

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. 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

    USD176.92

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. 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 USD38.16

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD114.54

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  5. 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 USD121.05

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  6. 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

    USD114.54

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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.

    USD27.00

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD9.31

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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 USD127.76

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  10. 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 USD115.65

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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

    From USD61.11

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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

    From USD82.76

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Spend a casual time with a Maiko as you cool down at a Japanese-style roof top beer garden. Make your Kyoto summer special with drinks, a Japanese-style meal, and a dance performance by the Maiko!
    Meal Provided

    From USD32.59

    13%
    OFF
    Early Booking
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD74.49

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  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

    USD182.51

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  16. 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!
    English Available
    Special

    From USD51.21

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Meet 12 of Gion's most accomplished maiko and geisha. Enjoy their traditional music and dances, while savoring a light meal in a classic Japanese tea house. After the show, pose with the performers!

    USDFree

     
    2 hour(s)
  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

    USD111.74

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Experience wearing a haori and hakama, which are traditional formal garments for men. Dress yourself up and take photos as a memory of Kyoto.

    USD30.17

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. 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!

    USD95.54

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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