Discover the Hidden side of Gion: A walk, drink, and some eats

Are you sure you won’t end up stuck in with the touristy side of GIon?

More than just a guide, I’m more like a “local friend” who happens to have 1o years of professional guide experience and 2 years of hospitality experience I use to help you discover the lesser known side of Kyoto. 

I’ve taken clients just like you, on small group tours of Gion and we explore a geisha district on a short walking tour. I buy you a drink and light dinner at a local Izakaya-Japanese restaurant only the locals know.

I can’t wait to help you go beyond the touristy stuff in Gion!

Join me on a fascinating walk through Gion talking about geisha culture, Shinto, Buddhism and a whole bunch of other Japanese related stuff.
* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Are you sure you won’t end up stuck in with the touristy side of GIon?

More than just a guide, I’m more like a “local friend” who happens to have 1o years of professional guide experience and 2 years of hospitality experience I use to help you discover the lesser known side of Kyoto. 

I’ve taken clients just like you, on small group tours of Gion and we explore a geisha district on a short walking tour. I buy you a drink and light dinner at a local Izakaya-Japanese restaurant only the locals know.

I can’t wait to help you go beyond the touristy stuff in Gion!

Join me on a fascinating walk through Gion talking about geisha culture, Shinto, Buddhism and a whole bunch of other Japanese related stuff.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

I take away the headaches and help you discover the hidden gems!

Are you sure you won’t end up wandering around aimlessly on your own, missing out on the good stuff in Gion?

I understand. You’ve heard of Gion but you don’t know where to go and what to do when you get there. 

I’ve taken many clients just like you, on small intimate tours of Gion. They were worried about missing out on seeing the geisha, finding a good restaurant etc. Let a Kyoto Insider like myself, help you discover local authentic Gion.

On foot, we explore Gion, one of Kyoto’s most captivating areas. During our 2 hour tour we explore the geisha district and I share personal stories of my interactions with geisha, beginning with apprentice geisha-maiko, all the way up to mama-san or heads of houses, customers etc. I break it down the whole Geisha world into simple terms, plus give you insider tips on how to tell real geisha apart from other people wearing kimono.

While I can’t guarantee you’ll see maiko or geisha, my tour gives you the best chance of seeing one along our walk.

After our walk, I’ll take you to an Izakaya (Japanese style pub/restaurant), only an insider like myself would know where you can eat like the locals.

Duration: 2 hours