Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"

2 hr, 30 min

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Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. I am deeply fascinated by the tales and traditions hidden among the streets and behind the sliding doors of Gion. The mysterious world of Geisha can seem exclusive and challenging to discover, so on my tour I will reveal the history, rituals, and...
Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. I am deeply fascinated by the tales and traditions hidden among the streets and behind the sliding doors of Gion. The mysterious world of Geisha can seem exclusive and challenging to discover, so on my tour I will reveal the history, rituals, and nuances of the art-form as well as the entertainers who adhere to this traditional lifestyle, while simultaneously providing other interesting facts and a deeper understanding of Kyoto through the secret or small details that are often hard to notice for visitors and locals alike.
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Stop At: Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan

Let's learn what Kabuki is and the feminine beginning of the theater. You maybe know the current Kabuki is performed just by men but you wouldn’t know the beginning was just by women.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto, 198 Nakanomachi, Shijodori Yamatooji Nishiiru, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0075 Kyoto Prefecture

Look at the actual architecture of the oldest Kabuki theater and hear the story of the impressive corroboration of VR and Kabuki.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo Kyoto Gion Main Store, Japan, 〒605-0079 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Tokiwachō, 四条上ル 北座

Have you ever done Yatsuhashi? Is a Kyoto traditional cookie has been around over 300 years. We will learn the interesting beginning of the cookie and taste it.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gion...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan

Let's learn what Kabuki is and the feminine beginning of the theater. You maybe know the current Kabuki is performed just by men but you wouldn’t know the beginning was just by women.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto, 198 Nakanomachi, Shijodori Yamatooji Nishiiru, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0075 Kyoto Prefecture

Look at the actual architecture of the oldest Kabuki theater and hear the story of the impressive corroboration of VR and Kabuki.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Izutsu Yatsuhashi Honpo Kyoto Gion Main Store, Japan, 〒605-0079 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Tokiwachō, 四条上ル 北座

Have you ever done Yatsuhashi? Is a Kyoto traditional cookie has been around over 300 years. We will learn the interesting beginning of the cookie and taste it.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gion Shirakawa, Higashiyama-ku along Shirakawa River Minamidori, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

The largest Geisha district called "Gion". Gion Shirakawa is the most beautiful part of Gion, old fashioned streets, buildings and traditional theaters on the beautiful riverside. Let’s learn what the mysterious female entertainer "Geisha" is.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tatsumidaimyojin, 59 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0087, Japan

At this Shinto shrine let's learn what Japanese native religion "Shinto" is. It is said in Japan there are 8 million gods.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Hanamikoji Street, Higashiyama, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

The main street of Gion. If you are lucky you would be able to see geisha walking around.

Stop At: Yasui-Konpiragu, 70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

Let's visit my favorite shrine! There is the punishment god called Sutoku. What wish do people make in this shrine!? You'll learn the history and background of the shrine and god that will surprise you, scare you for sure.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yasaka Koshin-Do, 390 Kinencho, Higashiyama-ku across from Hokan-ji Pagoda, Kyoto 605-0828 Kyoto Prefecture

Welcome to the most instagrammable temple in Kyoto, which is extremely colorfully decorated. Let’s learn what Japanese Buddhism is and hear the unique god's story.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hokan-ji Temple Yasaka no To, 388 Yasakakamimachi Yasakadori Shimogawara Higashi Iru, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-082 Kyoto Prefecture

The Buddhist tower called Yasaka pagoda holds the oldest history in Japan which is over 1400 years. Let’s take an amazing picture!

Duration: 10 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
Not Included
  • Lunch(optional)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Gion-Shijō Station, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan
Return Details
Hōkan-ji Temple - Yasaka-no-Tou, Japan, 〒605-0862 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, 清水八坂上町388
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with leg problems.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.