Night time Exploration in the Geisha District - Night walk in Gion
Night-time Exploration in Gion, the Geisha district - is world famous and one of the most popular walking tours in Japan with more than 7,000 guests a year.
During the 100-minute tour, the guide will lead you to the hidden street of the geisha district. Walking over the classic cobblestone next to the Shirakawa river, the scenery of which was featured in the novel / movie, "Memoirs of a Geisha," and while walking alongside the beautiful stream, the guide will tell you the story about what the geisha really is with a detailed explanation about their kimono, hairstyle, traditional rules, and how their daily life is, and more... Guests will often encounter geisha walking in the street, though we cannot guarantee. The tour fee is 1,500 yen per person without reservation and 1,200 yen per person with prior reservation and payment.
|Date||Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (No tour from December 29th to January 3rd|
|Time||Tour: 18:00-19:40 (Reception:17:30-17:50)|
|Fee||1,200 yen with prior reservation and payment
1,500 yen without reservation
Free for 12 years old and younger when accompanied by adult
|Meeting location||In front of “Gion Omoide Museum” building nicknamed as “Kitaza” by Kyoto locals. Its 1st floor is Izutsu Yatsuhashi pastry shop. MAP|
|Remarks||No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour|
Getting to the meeting point, Gion Omoide Museum
Simply text “Gion Omoide Museum” to find the location by Google Map.
The location is usually called “KITAZA” by Kyoto people, but Google Map does NOT show by that name. So please find it by the name “Gion Omoide Museum” instead. From JR Kyoto Station, take Kyoto City Bus #4, #5, #17 or #205; get off at Shijo Kawaramachi and walk about 5 minutes to the northeast (see map). The closest train station is Keihan Gion Shijo Station.