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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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USD 9.17*
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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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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an oldtown of Kyoto and very cute to see the narrow streets and old buildings, however, it is full with tourists and, thus, gets expensive as for shopping, but especially eating. I didnt see any geisha or maiko there.

Thank Dieva_meita
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went in the evening with the hope of seeing some Geisha. We did not see any and walked a lot of streets trying to find a place to eat. The architecture is interesting and the area is lively, but even in December, it was...More

Thank VDL_10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must do visit while in Kyoto. The Gion district is as authentic Kyoto can be. You can spot Geishas and Miko's walking around. You will find hundredths of stores and restaurants for all tastes and budgets. If you are a walker you...More

1  Thank Arqssp
Reviewed 5 days ago

I made it to here!. the only place to see Geiko(geisha). a lot of traditional wooden machiya houses here too. but souvenirs price is too expensive.

Thank NadiraLatif
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We saw this district as part of our walking tour so we learnt a lot of interesting facts about it! Knowing all those things it's great, but even without it's a cool district to wander around and hopefully see some Meiko's or Geiko's.

Thank crweltreisende16
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good area to stroll around looking for food and souvenirs. Plenty of shops and restaurants to fulfill all needs

Thank 474ralfg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots to do and see here. Plenty of stores with traditional trinkets, foods and many more. Lots of gesha, local and foreign/visitors. Ideal for gift shopping!

Thank VavaR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so wandering the cute lanes of Gion. It really gives you a sense of what Japan must have been like in the past. Just lovely! Lots of sweet little restaurants and coffee shops. A must see for anyone visiting Kyoto.

Thank Zutot6
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend a walking cultural tour to fully appreciate what this district has to offer. Our guide was very knowledgeable in explaining to us the education and training of the Maiko apprentice in order to become a Geiko and the differences between their ranks...More

Thank TearsnCheers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is no doubt that some of the building are hundreds of years old and some businesses have been there for generations. However, when you walk down it's cobble streets, there is an air of make-believe where the gods of entertainment and modern commerce have...More

Thank captk2071
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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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
22 June 2017|
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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.