Gion Walking Tour By Night - Kyoto

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Gion is Kyotos most traditional district where the culture of Kagai, the world of maiko and geiko is still alive.Though many tourists come to Gion, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude and beauty of Gion completely. Yourguide will explain the history of Kagai, the lives of maiko and geiko and even take you to the backstreets of Gion. Walk with a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking guide and discover the depthsof the Old Capital, Kyoto.


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Joinone of the most popular walking tours conducted by licensed English-speaking guidesin Japan with approximately 5000 guests a year.

Meet your guide at the Gion Omoide Museum and start exploring the hidden street of the Geisha district during this 100 minute-tour. Take a walk down the classic cobblestone streets next to the Shirakawa River, the scenery of which was featured in the novel and movie, "Memoirs of a Geisha." While you walk along this beautiful stream, the guide will also tell you the history of geisha and give you a detailed explanation in regards to their kimono, hairstyle, traditional rules and how their daily life is like.

Although there is no guarantee, during the walking tour, guests will often encounter geisha walking the streets. Get ready to learn everythingthere is to know about world of the maiko and geiko!

Or you can choose the private tour option for different price. In this option, your private guide takes you to total three Geisha districts such as Ponto-cho, Miyagawa-cho and Gion with more in-detail explanation and hidden story for extended 2 hours.

Inclusions for Gion Walking Tour By Night

  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for Gion Walking Tour By Night

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions

A small amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

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 15 passengers may join the tour depending on the conditions of the tour departure date.

Private tour option can be chosen for different price

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • We liked this tour for the education. It was very different. Gion was a lovely part of Kyoto.

  • Loved the tour!!

    The guide was informative and fun at same time.

    Highliy recommended

  • Brilliant guide and learned of things we had never have known or seen without her. Loved it!

  • Our tour guide, Ted-san, was very informative. Without this private walking tour, we would have no idea where the teahouses were located, or what the signage meant. It was very educational and a beautiful chilly evening walk. Taking the tour at night added to the Geisha experience.

  • Had a very informative time. our guide Ally was very knowledgable and patient. She answered most of our queries. We were lucky enough to spot a Maiko as she was going out. Our group standing right infront of a boarding house.
    For the price that I paid , it was all worth it! Highly recommended.

  • The tour guide was very knowledgable and informative and made the tour fun and interesting. We learned much about Maiko and Geisha and saw a Maiko quickly walking by. Fascinating. We did the tour on our first night in Kyoto. Highly recommend doing this tour and definitely do it on your first night in Kyoto, it will help you for rest of trip. Love Kyoto Gion area. A must do!

  • Our guide tour Ellie was really good. She was friendly and pleasant, open to answer our questions. The tour was informative and fun, although the eve was very cold and rainy. We saw a maeko at the very end of the tour which was a great way to wrap up. Gion is beautiful at night time!

  • Great tour! Very interesting! And with such a price it is a steal!

  • The walking tour at night was very interesting and informative. The tour guide was well prepared and had a vast amount of information to share about the area and its history.

  • Good tour for the price. Guide spoke excellent English and was engaging throughout the tour.

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