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Night Walk in Gion: Kyoto's Geisha District

Product ID: 70438
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Visit Gion, Kyoto’s most traditional district, where the world of geisha is still alive. Your local guide will explain the history and the lives of the geisha as you explore this picturesque area. Learn about the kimono, the geisha hairstyle, and more.
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Duration: 100 minutes
Starting time 6:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world of geisha on a night walk through Gion
  • Get insider tips from a local guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the district
Full description
Experience one of the most popular walking tours in Kyoto, joined by nearly 5,000 guests annually. This 100-minute guided walk is led by a licensed English-speaking guide and takes you through nighttime Gion.

The tour begins at Gion Omoide Museum, connected to a traditional pastry shop.

Walk down the classic cobblestoned streets next to the Shirakawa River, and admire the scenery that was featured in the book and film, Memoirs of a Geisha.

As you walk beside this beautiful stream, the guide will tell you about the history of geisha and give you a detailed explanation in regards to their kimono, hairstyle, traditional rules, and what their daily life is like.

Although it is not guaranteed, during the walking tour guests often encounter geisha walking along the street.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

In front of Gion Omoide Museum (connected to the Izutsu Yatsuhashi pastry shop).

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Video recording
Know before you go
• To receive the child discount, a valid ID must be presented

From US$ 12 per person

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Product ID: 70438