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Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Exploring the narrow alleyways of Kyoto’s Geisha District—Gion can be daunting for a first-time visitor. Eliminate the worry of getting lost by going on a guided tour. It’s a great way to discover hidden places that locals love, and to hear about Kyoto’s ancient past. Highlights include learning about Geisha culture and rituals, and visiting Gion, Pontocho, and Miyagawacho.
  • Great choice for travelers interested in learning about Geisha culture
  • Save time—see Gion, Pontocho, and Miyagawacho in one evening
  • Discover the best of Gion with a guide so you don’t get lost
  • See Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine and other historic landmarks
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59 Motoyoshichō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0087, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Japan Guide Agency

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide.

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Interesting walk in fascinating neighbourhood
Veronica K
, Nov 2019
A nice guided walk in a pretty neighbourhood with a lot of history. Informative guide and nice small group size which makes it easy to hear and follow. Recommended!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your nice comment! I'm really glad that I could be of help in visiting the Gion area and enjoying its very Kyoto unique atmosphere,and it was lucky that we could spot several Maiko and Geiko unexpectedly during the tour. It was a great pleasure to spend time with you. Thank you again for choosing us.
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GIon walking tour
Clive E
, Oct 2019
The first words our guide said to us was , I am 10 minutes late but your watch will say 15 minutes. we walked for 5 minutes and she directed us to a starbucks, and asked if we would like a coffee. We walked straight to a geisha show that we were expected to pay extra for ( late so we couldn't watch it anyway ) so the 2 hour tour lasted 40 minutes at best. Very poor, not recommended.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hi customer, You may post your review on wrong tour, we are NOT providing such a program your review describe. Our tour is only for an hour and NOT including geisha show. Of course there are no star bucks on our tour route. We are so sorry for your terrible experience and hope you join our tour next time. Looking forward to seeing you!
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Una dolce signora vi guiderà per le vie di Gion
zio2ny
, Aug 2019
Una signora molto gentile ci ha spiegato qual'é il percorso di studio per diventare geisha, facendo una tappa nel vicino santuario shintoista e una veloce sosta per un piccolo assaggio di dolci locali. Purtroppo quella sera non abbiamo incrociato geisha o maiko ma é stata comunque una gradevole passeggiata.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you so much for your nice comment! I'm really glad that I could be of help in visiting the Gion area and enjoying its very Kyoto unique atmosphere,and it was lucky that we could spot several Maiko and Geiko unexpectedly during the tour. It was a great pleasure to spend time with you. Thank you again for choosing us.
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