Discover local, authentic Gion: A drink, dinner and walk with the Kyoto Insider!

2 hr

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Group Tour

Are you interested in Gion but looking for a local authentic cultural experience?My name is Greg, a guy from Canada who has lived in Kyoto over 15 years. I provide this walking tour of Gion for those interested in experiencing Gion like a local but with a Western twist. I'm a Kyoto insider you can relate to and get answers to questions about Gion and beyond, few others can answer.

Rest assured, I'm a legit...
Are you interested in Gion but looking for a local authentic cultural experience?My name is Greg, a guy from Canada who has lived in Kyoto over 15 years. I provide this walking tour of Gion for those interested in experiencing Gion like a local but with a Western twist. I'm a Kyoto insider you can relate to and get answers to questions about Gion and beyond, few others can answer.

Rest assured, I'm a legit licensed tour guide and owner of Hands On Kyoto LLC, specializing in walking and cultural tours.

Join me on a fascinating walk through Gion talking about geisha culture, Shinto, Buddhism and a whole bunch of other Japanese related stuff. Later, I'll take you to a local Izakaya-Japanese restaurant only the locals know. First drink and some eats is on me!
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

I take away the headaches and help you discover the hidden gems!

Are you sure you won't end up wandering around aimlessly on your own, missing out on the good stuff in Gion?

I understand. You’ve heard of Gion but you don’t know where to go and what to do when you get there. 

I’ve taken many clients just like you, on small intimate tours of Gion. They were worried about missing out on seeing the geisha, finding a good restaurant etc. Let a Kyoto Insider like myself, help you discover local authentic Gion.

On foot, we explore Gion, one of Kyoto’s most captivating areas. During our 2 hour tour we explore the geisha district and I share personal stories of my interactions with geisha, beginning with apprentice geisha-maiko, all the way up...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

I take away the headaches and help you discover the hidden gems!

Are you sure you won't end up wandering around aimlessly on your own, missing out on the good stuff in Gion?

I understand. You’ve heard of Gion but you don’t know where to go and what to do when you get there. 

I’ve taken many clients just like you, on small intimate tours of Gion. They were worried about missing out on seeing the geisha, finding a good restaurant etc. Let a Kyoto Insider like myself, help you discover local authentic Gion.

On foot, we explore Gion, one of Kyoto’s most captivating areas. During our 2 hour tour we explore the geisha district and I share personal stories of my interactions with geisha, beginning with apprentice geisha-maiko, all the way up to mama-san or heads of houses, customers etc. I break it down the whole Geisha world into simple terms, plus give you insider tips on how to tell real geisha apart from other people wearing kimono.

While I can't guarantee you'll see maiko or geisha, my tour gives you the best chance of seeing one along our walk.

After our walk, I'll take you to an Izakaya (Japanese style pub/restaurant), only an insider like myself would know where you can eat like the locals.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Dinner - We visit a local Izakaya or Japanese restaurant. I will buy you a drink and order a few dishes, our small intimate group will share. This is included in the tour price. Every drink after is extra!
Not Included
  • Every drink after the first (first drink included)
Departure Point
Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/31/2020 - 4/30/2020
Friday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1/31/2021 - 4/30/2021
Friday - Sunday:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for children 13 or younger
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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