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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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“real geisha” (84 reviews)
“geisha spotting” (37 reviews)
“geisha walking” (46 reviews)
Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a must and so close to all the action. A must must when going to kyoto. Lots of shops restaurants and night life of kyoto

Thank Garry H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the best half day just wandering the streets and looking at the many artisan works. Suggest you get off the main streets for a lot more atmosphere. Comes alive at night, but plenty of things to see and do during the day if...More

Thank Heath71Hampton
Reviewed yesterday

A visit to Kyoto means a visit to Gion, the old quarter with its preserved houses, small streets and many temples and shrines. A must see!

Thank Sfaxien
Reviewed 2 days ago

An absolute must see when visiting Kyoto! Geisha, cobble streets, great food, beautiful temples and amazing restaurants.

Thank kimis943
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide for our tour around the Gion district, the flower and willow world, was Peter MacIntosh (check him on FB, Google etc.) a very knowledgeable and enjoyable guy to lead you through this amazing place. On our travels we saw many geikos and learnt...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This area of Kyoto is famous for its geishas. However, according to our tour guide it's actually quite rare to see a real one. Many Japanese youngsters dress up as them for fun apparently. Anyway, this is a traditional area of Kyoto with wooden fronted...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gion area is interesting with its history and the building. We did the walking tour, the guide was good.

1  Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good to walk around at night. Feels very japanese. If you are lucky you may see Geishas. Lots of restaurants but hard to know which ones are good.

1  Thank pacersam
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love how hey still have the traditional ambiance to this area. I was very lucky to spot some Geisha and Maiko when i was there

Thank AliaKarina
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely for strolling, shopping, snacking, tea, coffee, dining, spotting Geishas. Great to explore. Easy walk to downtown Kyoto.

1  Thank frankinla
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
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Julian F | Reviewed this property |
gion itself is one particular street but there are other areas nearby or within 15-20mins walking which are of particular interests too There are many temples worth seeing too..And one pagoda... if you stay late enough and... More
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
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