Guided tour

Kyoto: 2-Hour Gion Geisha District Tour

Activity provider: Kyoto Fun
Guided tour

Kyoto: 2-Hour Gion Geisha District Tour

Activity provider: Kyoto Fun
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From US$ 32.72 per person

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Join a guided walking of the Gion district of Kyoto and learn bout the mysterious lives of the Geisha. Explore charming lantern-lit cobblestoned streets in a historic district of the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take a peek into the world of the Geisha, the living legacies of Kyoto
  • Wander through the quiet alleyways and visit a shinto shrine and a Zen temple
  • Get insights into the local culture and customs of the entertainment districts, both traditional and modern
Full description
Explore Gion, the centuries-old entertainment district of Kyoto, which truly comes alive at night. With your guide, learn about the customs of the geisha and the apprentice maiko. You may catch a glimpse of a few of the women in full costume.  Walk through the narrow streets with the lanterns flickering on the wooden buildings. Enjoy a night visit to a Shinto shrine, with a beautifully lit pagoda. Wander through the grounds of a Zen temple in the tranquil calm of the night. Learn more about the modern history of the entertainment district from your guide.
  • Guided walk of the Gion District
  • Bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

We meet in front of a 7-11 which is just steps away from the Geisha quarters of Miyagawa Cho. If coming by train it's next to Gion Shijo Station (Keihan) or a 5-6min walk from Kawaramachi station (Hankyu). If coming by taxi, ask to be dropped off at "Donguri Bashi"

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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Loved our tour around Gion with Diana! She took us around many different places and told us some interesting tidbits of information about many streets and areas we passed by. My husband and I felt that it truly enriched our stay in Kyoto since you learn things you normally wouldn't without a tour. We were able to see some geishas and maikos which was super cool! An added bonus, we had a great tour group whom we made friends with and had dinner with after the tour. Overall, an awesome experience!

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March 31, 2023

Niall, my tour guide tonight truelly was one of the best. His knowledge of the area was delivered with ease, he certainly knows his stuff. Answered all our questions & took his time with us. If you have a few hours spare in Kyoto, Niall is who you should spend it with

March 31, 2023

Great tour and experience to explore Gion! Niall was very knowledgeable and friendly. He will show you multiple places, top spots for pictures (if you want to take some) and add history to the locations to add a deeper layer of appreciation. The information will go from the actual Geisha culture to multiple shrine information and background. Overall great tour and would recommended.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 353511