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Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion! provided by Kyoto Fun

Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!

Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
No trip to Kyoto is complete without a trip to the old preserved district of Gion, and it's no surprise why it's such a popular place to visit. It is one of the only places in the world where you can see a real-life "geisha" walking along the beautiful alleyways. Join our Gion Night Walk and we can tell you all about the mysterious lives of the geisha as we walk along these charming cobblestoned streets all lit up with lantern light. Let these places some to life with a fun and friendly guide to tell you what happens behind the closed doors of Gion.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 150739P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • McDonald's Shijo Ohashi, 105-1 Hashimotochō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8011, Japan We will be standing in front of the McDonalds. Note there is another McDonald's 300m west of here so please come to the right one.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Tour Guide
Departure details
  • McDonald's Shijo Ohashi, 105-1 Hashimotochō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8011, Japan We will be standing in front of the McDonalds. Note there is another McDonald's 300m west of here so please come to the right one.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    McDonald's Shijo Ohashi
    105-1 Hashimotochō, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8011, Japan
    We will be standing in front of the McDonalds. Note there is another McDonald's 300m west of here so please come to the right one.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Miyagawacho Kaburenjo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kennin-ji Temple
  • 2
    Yasakanoto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Sannenzaka Ninenzaka
  • 3
    Yasaka Shrine
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Gion Shirakawa
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Caitlin H
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Niall was very knowledgeable and friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending him warmly to those looking to discover the traditional side of Kyoto and Japan.
Written October 29, 2021
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suongp953
Pleasanton, CA5 contributions
Aug 2019
While staying in Kyoto, we decided to book a tour at the last minute. We did not think we would get any responses. Surprisingly, after we send out the request at 10PM for the next morning tour, we get a reply from Niall. He asked us to meet with him at at 7:00Am. When we went there, he's already there waiting for us. I like this tour because we could use the local transportation system and go at our own pace. Also, Naill timed everything perfectly so we were able to see a lot in a day at an extremely affordable price. We highly recommend booking this tour with Naill. He is friendly and very knowledgeable. We will book him again if we 're in the area.
Written May 10, 2020
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Relax56348914979
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Oct 2019
October 2018.
My husband and me were lucky because we were the only ones having signed up for an evening walking tour through the Gion district with an izakaya (pub) visit. The meeting point was easy to find and the tour was great. The best bit though was the izakaya visit. With the help of the guide, we were able to order from the Japanese menu, not the much reduced English one. And just the chatting about live in Japan was great.
Written May 5, 2020
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Sheryl B
1 contribution
Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time meeting in a tea house with a Geisha named Kimi she was very beautiful & through our interpreter we learned about her life as a Giesha from such a young age of 14 years old it was fascinating Niall our guide was exceptional when he took us for a guided tour through the streets of Kyoto & some ancient temples & eating houses it was so magical he was friendly & funny My prized purchase is a hand made cup,saucer & plate set in a typical Japanese style in a store along the way which I use every weekend as a special reminder of that day I would recommend Niall & the tours he provides to anyone it was worth every cent
warm wishes
Sheryl & Trent Bartlett
Written March 29, 2020
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Ashton M
22 contributions
Niall was an excellent local guide - we loved seeing Gion up close with such a friendly and knowledgeable person! Thanks for all your expertise and we couldn’t recommend the tour highly enough.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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