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Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

For outsiders, Japanese culture can be difficult to grasp but this guided tour offers the chance to get a locals' eye view of one of the most traditional of Japanese settings. Accompanied by a guide, stroll through the historic streets of Kyoto's Gion district, famed for its scenic cobbled streets lit by paper lanterns, traditional architecture, and association with geiko and maiko culture. Visit Pontocho alley, one of Japan's oldest nightlife areas, and stroll by geisha teahouses as your guide offers insights into local culture.
  • Private tour ensures your guide's undivided attention
  • Get insights into local culture and history from your guide
  • Stroll through one of Japan's most traditional neighborhoods
  • Learn about the historic entertainment district of Gion as you walk past geisha houses
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Private and personalized experience
3 hours with a host
Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Food and drinks
Tickets to any attractions
Transportation costs
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Gion, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the area. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/21/2020 - 3/9/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
3/10/2021 - 4/20/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
4/21/2021 - 3/9/2022
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Unscripted

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

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 Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Gion Private Tour: From Historic Geisha Teahouses To Pontocho Alley.

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