Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion is Kyoto’s most traditional district where the culture of Kagai, the world of Maiko-san and Geiko-san is still alive. Though many tourists come to Gion, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude and beauty of Gion completely. Your guide will explain the history of Kagai, the lives of Maiko-san and Geiko-san and even take you to the backstreets of Gion. Walk with a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking guide and discover the depths of the Old Capital, Kyoto. You also have a choice of the virtual tour option, which is conducted simultaneously with the “real tour” involving other participants. You are advised just to install the Zoom video conferencing application and to receive the link to join virtualy, and you can enjoy a truly realistic and interactive tour experience with your friends or family at home. If you would like to select the virtual tour option, please “check availability” to chose the “Virtual Tour” option, which is conducted on every Monday Wednesday and Friday.
* Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Night Tours




Gion is Kyoto’s most traditional district where the culture of Kagai, the world of Maiko-san and Geiko-san is still alive. Though many tourists come to Gion, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude and beauty of Gion completely. Your guide will explain the history of Kagai, the lives of Maiko-san and Geiko-san and even take you to the backstreets of Gion. Walk with a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking guide and discover the depths of the Old Capital, Kyoto. You also have a choice of the virtual tour option, which is conducted simultaneously with the “real tour” involving other participants. You are advised just to install the Zoom video conferencing application and to receive the link to join virtualy, and you can enjoy a truly realistic and interactive tour experience with your friends or family at home. If you would like to select the virtual tour option, please “check availability” to chose the “Virtual Tour” option, which is conducted on every Monday Wednesday and Friday.

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

Join one of the most popular walking tours conducted by well-educated English-speaking guides in Japan with approximately 5000 guests a year. You will start exploring the hidden street of the Geisha district during the 100 minutes-tour. Take a walk down the classic cobblestone streets next to the Shirakawa river, the scenery of which was featured in the novel and movie, “Memoirs of a Geisha.” While you walk along this beautiful stream, the guide will also tell you the history of geisha and give you a detailed explanation in regards to thier kimono, hairstyle, traditional rules and how thier daily life is like. Although there is no gurantee, during the walking tour, guests will often encounter geisha walking in the streets. Get ready to learn everything there is to know about world of the maiko and geiko! Or you can choose the private tour option for different price. In this option, your private guide takes you to the total three Geisha districts such as Ponto-cho, Miyagawa-cho and Gion with more in-detail explanation and hidden story for extended two hours.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes