Gion, Geisha District Tour – A smashing opportunity to visit the traditional entertainment district of Kyoto.
Join us for an exciting night tour to the Gion area where we will get an up close view of the nightlife of Kyoto and the world of the Geisha.
The tour will take you to the most beautiful streets of two different Geisha districts while explaining about the Institution of the Geisha in Modern Japanese Society. The ancient streets and the mysterious atmosphere give Gion an extraordinary charm as if the scenery was taken from an old book.
Along the way, if we are lucky, we can spot Geiko (Geisha from Kyoto) or Maiko (apprentice Geisha) on their way to a night meeting.
The tour will take you to:
- Gion Hanamikoji (Kyoto's iconic geisha district)
- Gion Shirakawa (One of Kyoto's most scenic streets)
- Pontocho (Kyoto's most atmospheric dining area)
- Miyagawacho (if time allows)
The tour departs from the address of your Kyoto accommodation, which you provide when booking the tour. If you are coming from Osaka or Tokyo, your guide can go and pick you up from Kyoto Station.
00 and 6:00 PM (we will inform you the best time to try to spot Geisha depending on the season). It's also possible for you to decide the departure time if you tell us in advance.
approximately. If you are interested in extending it to 4 hours, please let us know by contacting us directly at email@example.com
Means of transport
Public transportation from your accommodation to Gion district. Please note that these fees are no included in the tour package, and do not forget to cover your guide's travel expenses as well.
Our guides will be happy to suggest restaurants and bars/pubs along the way (these expenses are not included in the tour package).
Return to the original departure point about 2 hours later or we can drop you off at the restaurant or bar or your preference around the precincts.
This tour is also fun for kids. They will have fun trying to spot geisha and will have no difficulties as restrooms, convenience stores, and other shops are along the path of the tour.
Remember that the price of the tour is the same for your group (from 1 up to 6 people). We don't charge per person.
Please be sure to read our FAQ to see what is included in the tour fee and other details.
Book us now by filling in the form at the right side of this page. (no payment is required yet and you can change your itinerary later on).