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Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!
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Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!

By Kyoto Fun
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 16-77, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Start:
  • Kyoto Fun, 2F-C, 476-1 Nishikawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0838, Japan
    Please look for the "Kyoto Fun" sign and head up to the 2nd floor where we will gather before heading out for the tour.
End:
  • 59 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0087, Japan
    We finish the tour at an iconic location with amazing views. From here you can wander more yourself or we can help you find your way back to your hotel.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 150739P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Kyoto Fun
    2F-C, 476-1 Nishikawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0838, Japan
    Please look for the "Kyoto Fun" sign and head up to the 2nd floor where we will gather before heading out for the tour.
    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 end at
    59 Motoyoshichō
    59 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0087, Japan
    We finish the tour at an iconic location with amazing views. From here you can wander more yourself or we can help you find your way back to your hotel.
    See address & details
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  • Kyoto Fun
    398
    Japan
    Joined in February 2015
  • erikab578
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful tour of Kyoto during cherry blossom season
    Canadian Kevin was a great tour guide. He led our family of 6 all around Kyoto, stopping at a variety of beautiful locations and explained all about the history of each location. He went at a very reasonable biking pace to accommodate for all of my family members' physical abilities. He was very kind, shared many stories about Japanese culture and answered all of our questions. He also offered to take photos for us and took us to a wonderful Japanese curry restaurant for lunch. We would highly recommend Kevin for a tour!
    Written April 13, 2024
  • montahaa218
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour - simple and special
    Kevin (Canadian) was amazing - dedicated and super friendly + he really knows the area well. We took the 5 pm tour, just before sunset , so we got to enjoy the special timing and how the streets start to come alive and the temples / shrines are lit up. Truly wonderful experience
    Written April 13, 2024
  • rezv2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 recommend
    The bike tour is the way to go! Was able to see lots of different things, the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable and gave great insight to kyotos history
    Written April 10, 2024
  • robertmV5206RJ
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Bike Tour, East Side of Kyoto
    This was a lovely, well-paced, -curated bike tour of the beautiful East Side of Kyoto. Kevin ("the Canadian") was a wonderful and knowledgable guide and made sure he accommodated all of the group members' needs and desires. We had plenty of time to explore each temple and shrine at our pace after receiving an excellent review of the history and relevance of each site by Kevin. The sites and their grounds were amazing. The cycling itself was leisurely, relatively flat, and definitely accessible for even the novice cyclist. The streets of Kyoto are very safe and cyclist friendly. Highly recommend Kyoto Fun's bike tours.
    Written April 4, 2024
  • K8082PNsusanf
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend bike tour of Kyoto!
    Our guide Kevin was wonderful! He had very good knowledge of the sites we visited and also general information about the area. The tour was fun, the group was great and the weather was beautiful! We highly recommend this tour!
    Written March 29, 2024
  • FionaW2119
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Kyoto experience
    We thoroughly enjoyed exploring East Kyoto on our first day in Japan. The riding was exhilarating but gentle and we were able to enjoy the scenery while also seeing more of Kyoto than we would have on foot. My favourite was cycling along the Kamo River. Our guide made exploring the temples, shrines and gardens a more meaningful and interesting experience than when we explored similar places on our own. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kyoto!
    Written March 26, 2024
  • X5965UO
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great early morning tour
    Such a worthwhile experience! Phillip had so much knowledge and really tailored the tour to the group. Highly recommend to anyone considering. Will be back for more tours next time in Kyoto
    Written March 5, 2024
  • 585stevief
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour!
    Great time! Phillipe was great and very knowledgeable about the history and gardens. Great views and stopped at a local ramen place for lunch, which was great!
    Written March 3, 2024
  • FedererFans
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic evening tour of Gion
    We had a wonderful couple of hours walking around the cobbled streets and traditional areas of Gion with Niall. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about Kyoto and we learnt a lot about Japanese culture and history. It was like taking a portal back in time - we saw several maiko and geiko on the tour as well as beautiful shrines, temples and scenic hidden gems. Would highly recommend.
    Written February 27, 2024
  • Ukemsie1
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full day bike tour of beautiful Kyoto
    We thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this tour company. Philippe, a French national, spoke perfect English and Japanese and he knew the streets like the back of his hand. His knowledge was impressive and the tour was a joy because of this.
    Written February 13, 2024
  • derekm459
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great fun day
    A great tour with a great guide. Phillipe was awesome taking us on a great ride and to many of the sites in Kyoto all with great explanations and titbits. Thoroughly recommend this tour.
    Written January 28, 2024
  • larsenm2024
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do it.
    Fantastic guide, tons of beautiful sites, and made some amazing friends. One of the coolest things I’ve ever done.
    Written January 9, 2024
  • Rtprty
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    Kevin was a really interesting guide, I learnt a lot about Gion, the geisha and we were lucky enough to see a few!
    Written December 2, 2023
  • NorthStar48066693547
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great bike tour in Kyoto
    We've done bike tours in multiple cities in Japan and Phillip been the most knowledgeable tour guide we had. We had a great experience and thank you for making this day so fun for us.
    Written November 25, 2023
  • andrewdM7341DP
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cycle tour
    Brilliant cycling tour with Philippe. He gave us a great insight into the culture of Kyoto as well as the sights. He was very generous with his time
    Written November 15, 2023
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Relax56348914979
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sarah G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We had an amazing tour, that absolutely exceeded my expectations.
Even though I had been to Kyoto before, I still learned a lot on this tour, not only about the history of Gion but also about life in Kyoto/Japan in general. Niall shared from personal experiences from himself and friends, which only enriched the whole experience. He also gave us great recommendations for dinner and the next few days in Kyoto. He also seems very well connected in Kyoto and can surely help with requests that are not on the tour itineraries.
I absolutely recommed this tour and will so to family & friends coming to Japan in the future.
Written November 18, 2022
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islandgirl61212
Hamilton, Bermuda89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kyoto Fun is the only tour company in Kyoto you need to contact! Niall Gibson was the best tour guide I’ve had in a very long time - approachable, knowledgeable and fun! I had the opportunity to go on this tour with him twice (once as a solo traveller but with other guests whom I did not know and once with my teen daughter and her friend and parent. I particularly loved how he sent us a summary of what we had done after the tour was complete - especially helpful when you want to go back months later to look at photos you took and can’t recall where they were taken! It’s taken me a few months to write this review but I had to be sure to share my experience with everyone. I used other tour companies during my time in Japan but Kyoto Fun was a whole other level and would be my first contact if and when I come back to Japan!
Written February 10, 2023
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Alistair T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Niall was an excellent guide and very informative making our stay in Kyoto a memorable one.

We had the pleasure of two tours both of which were fantastic. Niall’s knowledge of the Japanese history and general history is very impressive.

Nothing felt like too much and he was very accommodating.

Would highly recommend!
Written October 4, 2022
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Camper45410647649
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Our host was very knowledgeable about Kyoto's history which really helped bring to life the the temples and their meaning. She was also able to expand upon the history of Geisha's. On our tour we were able to spot 3 different Geiko's and Maiko's while on the tour which was very cool. Overall I am extremely satisfied with the tour and would gladly recommend it to any of my friends visiting Kyoto.
Written February 20, 2024
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Carolyn U
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nile gave us a wonderful in-depth, personal tour of a Gion neighborhood, including insights into the life of a geisha (“geiko “, in Kyoto). He walked us through several temple grounds and a pagoda, explaining their history and significance as we moved along. He included some personal stories, adding humor and insight into Japanese culture. We never felt rushed, but covered a lot of ground (literally and figuratively) in just 2 hours. A great, memorable experience!
Written May 18, 2023
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Amanda C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
A magical evening tour in Gion in the pouring rain made it all the more beautiful. Phillips our guide was the best - informative, kind and answered all our questions. Highly recommend as its a small group and you get such a better experience
Written April 10, 2024
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spottydoguk
UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very personable, friendly and interesting guide on this tour who took more than the time allotted to help us see the Gion neighbourhood at night. We saw Gion wake up to the night and did see some geisha! The shrines are beautiful at night without all of crowds.
Written March 4, 2023
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Ken N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Fantastic night walking tour through the Geiko and Gion area. Our Guide Sharna (excuse the spelling) was very knowledgeable and informative. Particularly liked the Pagoda view from the hill and many photo opportunities
Written February 24, 2024
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Rebecca S
Cusco, Peru14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We enjoyed the beer and briefing before we headed off. Despite light rain we saw a number of Meiko and Geiko. The walking tour was so informative and we also learned many other practices important to Japanese people in temples and everyday life.
Written February 17, 2024
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