Kyoto: All-Inclusive 3-Hour Food and Culture Tour in Gion
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
As a man, this was such a fun experience. When I checked in, I think the (male) receptionist was a bit shocked to see it was only me, but he handled it with care and I didn't feel embarrassed at all. The photoshoot itself only lasted about 10 minutes, but they do offer to take some personal pictures with your cell phone. (So you don't only get the professionally shot photos advertised!) They also have an option to go to a private shoot in a home, but the cost was like $400 or something. Something to consider if you really want to have an extra special experience.
Wonderful tour where you can learn about the history of Kyoto and eat your way through it in local spots!! The guide, Mardi, was fantastic, and I really enjoyed trying new food that I wouldn't have known to order. I would 100% recommend this tour!
I had wanted to fullfill a long time dream. Having an opportunity to dress up and be made up as a maiko was delightful. It also made me understand how maikos have to dress every day - a challenge l must admit!
Enjoyed the history and seeing a couple out-of-the-way neighborhoods. Mardi was an outstanding guide and provided an enjoyable evening visiting places we’d never have found on our own.
This was a great tour. Mardi had all sorts of interesting information about the area and took me to some tucked away spots I never would have found otherwise.