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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

    From USD181.50

    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

    USD181.50

    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 USD39.15

    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

    USD14.33

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

    USD27.70

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 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 USD124.19

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. 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

    USD117.50

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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 USD118.64

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD117.50

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  10. 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

    USD61.90

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (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

    USD66.87

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. 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

    USD114.63

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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

    USD89.56

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  14. 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 USD62.09

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD131.06

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (afternoon)
  16. 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

    From USD202.52

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  17. 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

    From USD286.58

    Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  18. 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

    USD229.27

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. 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

    USD114.63

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  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!

    USD98.01

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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