3.5-hour Gion Private Evening Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, After Dark


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Elusive images in the Geisha district

Explore the back streets and alleyways of Kyoto's Geisha districts in Gion and enjoy the contrast between the vibrant daytime and the serene evening after the crowds disappear. The urban wonders of the ancient capital Kyoto at dusk in the Gion district cannot be missed.

The standard group size is up to 4 people.
Please contact me for a larger group.

This tour is not held on Sundays.


The tour starts by strolling along the lovely Shirakawa canal. You'll be surprised how quickly you can move away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets. We'll take you to the Geisha districts where you might be able to catch a glimpse of Geisha walking along the street. As the light fades and night falls, we'll transition to the Yasaka/Higashiyama area. Here, we'll enjoy walking along lane ways in the historically preserved district, seeing a 5-story pagoda with its stunningly intricate structure before arriving at Yasaka Shrine, a major Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. After briefly taking a look at a quirky shrine where a deity of beauty is enshrined we'll head over to a local restaurant to have a light meal and conclude the tour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Recommended: At the east end of Shijo-Bridge on the north side. Please meet me by a statue.It's by EXIT 5 of Keihan Gion-Shijo Station.

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: In Gion : I will make sure you catch a taxi.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

This is a fully walking tour.
Walking part: 3 hours
Light meal part: 30 minutes


This is a fully walking tour.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: - The value of a private tour
- Local insights by an insider of Kyoto

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 JPY - Optional: Light meal + drink per traveler.
Here's the sample for dinner option:
Ramen (the most popular!)

By stretching your budget, you can explore more options.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Your meal
- My meal

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank you for showing us around the Gion district we couldn't of done it without you ! Your full of knowledge my children and I thoroughly enjoyed it .
Nicola Halls

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Private tour guide Takaaki

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