Gion walking tour at dusk

Gion comes alive as night falls and the geisha go out to entertain at tea house parties.

A must-do in Kyoto is to take an early evening walking tour of Gion, the famous geisha district. As you slowly make your way through Gion's narrow lanes and hidden alleys, your English-speaking guide will give a fascinating insight into the history and traditions of the mysterious world of geisha.

This tour is a fantastic way for you to get an inside look at one of Japan's best known, yet least understood, traditional professions. During the tour you may come across some geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha) hurrying between tea house appointments so be sure to take your camera! 

Gion walking tour at dusk

located in Kyoto

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