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Gion

Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Gion Walking Tour by Night
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“real geisha” (77 reviews)
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A walk through this district especially at night is highly recommended. If you take in the Yasaka Shrine this is just a short walk away. There are many lovely old alleys that you can walk through to take you back in time. This is also...More

Thank Carapipi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful chance to step back in time and think about Kyoto 100 years ago. Shopping, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Shrines to visit too.

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had a blast wondering around the street of Gion with my wife. We spent an afternoon just browsing the shops and meandering without a destination in mind. There are a handful of neat temples and shrines nestled head and there and of course there...More

Thank Mat_Cope
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As per the guides, the geisha appeared at dusk; we saw 8 over a 45 minute period. You've got to be quick to see them; they're in their way to work so do don't stop to be photographed, but it's cool to see they still...More

Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would not spend a lot of time here but would do a walk through. We lucked out and saw two geishas in full dress but it was down a lane and off the beaten path. It was worth the trip just for those two...More

Thank Sambachica
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of interesting shops Worth a Visit if In Kyoto Very touristy with RANDOs walking around in traditional Kimonos for picture taking .... seems disingenuous and weird to me but hey I didn't do it ....so who cares Apparently dress up in traditional garb big...More

Thank venusbirth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved walking around Gion... it was like we were transferred back in time... Gion gives you a nice taste of the old floating world and it’s almost certain that real life geishas will pass you by!

2  Thank nouvelle86
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gion district makes for a lovely stroll in the evening to see the older streets, tea houses, and geisha houses. But please don't harass the geisha-sans or micro-sans if you are lucky enough to see one! They're on a tight schedule and can't stop for...More

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Going in gion it's like doing a dive into the past, go there at 6/7 pm it's the best time if you want to take a shot (not with them). Even if it's becoming a tourist trap it's always a place you can't miss

Thank nether D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gion gives an insight into the historical aspects of Kyoto. Lots of people hire a kimono for a day, wander around and take photos.

Thank Tom B
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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
...More
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tatjana K | Reviewed this property |
In front of Kyoto Station’s north exit there is Kyoto City Bus service number 100 from bus stop D1, or Kyoto City Bus service number 206 from bus stop D2. Both are very regular and make several departures each hour. The... More
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride bus but if you are not good enough Japanese speaker, I recommend to use Taxi. Because bus does not have English announce. Some of special taxi drivers have multi lingual skill. You can get the kind of... More
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LucianPopescu13
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Response from saidahj | Reviewed this property |
For ryokan we paid around 250$ per night I guess. Was awesome. If ur on budget than check hotels. Ryokans are more expensive.
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