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Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
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
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Overview

Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you translate and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
  • No getting lost—a guide navigates down Gion’s narrow alleyways
  • Learn where to find hidden places in the Geisha district
  • Go to areas when 'Memoirs of a Geisha' was filmed
  • Learn about Geiko and Maiko from your guide, on this Gion walking tour
Professional, English-speaking guide
Transportation to/from attractions
Hotel pickup/drop-off

Departure Point

Japan, 〒605-0079 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, Tokiwachō, 178 井筒八ッ橋本舗北座祇園本店

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Gion Corner, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0074, Japan
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions
  • This tour has a maximum of 15 passengers per booking. If you require a booking for more than 15 passengers, please create a separate booking. Please note that more than 50 passengers may join the tour depending on the conditions of the tour departure date.
  • Small-group tour option (less than 8 guests guaranteed) can be chosen for different price
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY WaRaiDo Guide Networks

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 Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option?
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 Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Bit tricky to find the meeting place as there was not signage but well worth the adventure." See review
  • "Great tour very informative flat paths great for wheelchair users." See review

Reviews

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star-4
great tour, also suitable for children
Marieke
, Mar 2020
As a little family of 2 adults and 3 children aged 6-9-11 we enjoyed the night walk. The tour guide was very enthusiastic and really levelled her talk to our children. She could answer all our answers. We really learned a lot more about the life of Geiko's and Maiko's in Kyoto
star-5
One of my favourite is Kyoto
becjane64
, Feb 2020
Very interesting. I highly recommend this tour. Mia was very knowledgeable, funny and passionate when she spoke
star-5
Highly recommend
nwhite
, Jan 2020
Our guide Mia(?) was fantastic. Very funny, informative and took us through some beautiful spots. Highly recommend Nigel
star-5
Oh so fascinating
elisharickward070
, Jan 2020
Fascinating, fun and informative I would thoroughly recommend this tour. It was a real insight into the Geisha ways and traditions.
star-5
Night adventure
724kristeng
, Nov 2019
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The group was rather large, so it wasn't always possible to hear the guide. Overall, I would recommend this to a friend.
star-4
Can't beat the price!
Phil J
, Nov 2019
It was fun, learned a lot, Gion is beautiful. Rainy evening spoiled the experience for me and would suggest an easier to find meeting spot.
star-2
you dont need to do this tour, you can do it your self
Jorgus50
, Oct 2019
we really struggled to find the starting location for this tour as if you put the details you are given into Google maps you end up in the wrong place! this information needs to be improved. the tour was not really up to much, just focused on the book ' tales of a Geisha' very hard to hear the guide and we could have done it ourselves with out much effort. its very dark in the temple and there are a few 'man traps' , one woman fell dons a ditch and was quite shaken.
star-5
Professional guide and informative tour
Youngauntysg
, Oct 2019
It rained during our tour and I was impressed with Momo, our guide who carried on with the tour in the rain despite the tough conditions. Very professional and I learnt more about geisha on the tour. Highly recommended!
star-5
Worthwhile Walking Tour
Jane3ds89
, Oct 2019
There were a lot of people but we split into groups and our tour leader was very knowledgeable and easy to get a long with. In spite of our group size we were able to hear fine. We learnt things about the Gion we would not have known without googling.
star-3
Nice walk
Christine s
, Oct 2019
Group size was a bit too big. A nice way to get a feel for the area with some interesting information.

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