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Gion Night Tour
Start your evening off right with our Gion Night Tour!!
Cultural/Historical information about Geisha, Samurai, Buddhism, Shinto
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What is the Gion Night Tour About?
On foot, we explore Gion, one of Kyoto’s most captivating areas. The tour walks you back into the Edo Period when samurai reigned supreme, geisha tantalized, and Buddhism and Shinto formed the backbone of Japanese society. We re-emerge in modern day Gion and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of a geisha rushing off to an appointment…
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Explore Kyoto on your own with our Kyoto Itinerary or Top 10 things to do in kyoto. Or join our Gion Night Tour, Kyoto Family Friendly Tours, Break of Dawn Tour or experience a deeper side of Kyoto with our Private Kyoto Tours.
After working at the Hyatt Regency Kyoto Hotel Bell/Concierge desk, I’ve gotten to know the restaurants, bars etc. and would be happy to offer suggestions.
How do I book the Gion Night Tour?
Fill out our booking form below.
Note: We ask for at least one day in advance for booking!
How long is the Tour?
It’s in the early evening from 5:00-7:00 pm
When is the Gion Night Tour Offered?
Weekly: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Open to private tours on other days. Feel free to make an inquiry!!
How much and how do I Pay?
Unfortunately, we don’t accept credit cards or online payments at the moment. Please pay us in cash on the day of the tour.
What is the maximum number of people?
We cap our tours at 6 people to provide an intimate and high quality tour.
Are tours conducted even if it rains?
Rain or shine our tours will be held. The rain actually affords you the chance to see the traditional style umbrellas maiko and geisha use, accentuating their beauty even more. However, during the typhoon season (August-October) we experience torrential downpours and strong winds and in these cases the tours will be cancelled. I would contact those of you who have booked to let you know whether the tour is officially cancelled.
Note: While we are unable to guarantee you’ll see a maiko or geisha, the tour is planned to give you the best chance of seeing one
Note: I’ve found the tour is best suited for clients 13 years or older
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