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  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Gion

Kyoto: 2-Hour Gion Geisha District Tour

Product ID: 353511
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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
Starting time 5:30 PM
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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Product ID: 353511