Izakaya and Geisha(Maiko) town Private guided tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (advanced), Japanese (fluent)

Enjoy Fushimi Inari and famous Geisha town, Gastronomic experience at Izakaya

This half day tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy Kyoto like a local.

Nishiki food market
It is known as the kitchen of Kyoto is the perfect place to enjoy its food culture.

Izakaya experience
Japanese Izakaya is the perfect place to enjoy tasty Japanese cuisine and sake with reasonable price.
※Please note that separate necessary expenses of food and drink at Izakaya is required by cash. (Around 3000 to 4000 yen per person)

Geisha town with feeling of a scene out of old Japan
Everybody who visits Kyoto would like to know the detail about Geisha. In Kyoto, Geisha is called "Maiko" and "Geiko" they are entertainers who keep alive traditional culture. Gion is the best place to explain about them.

Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
It is one of the most popular destinations in Japan because of its many red torii gates.


- Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine
- Nishiki food market
- Gion

If you have any specific requests about cultural experience or seasonal events instead of the listed places, feel free to ask me in advance.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at your accommodation (hotel/ryokan) or the Central entrance of JR Kyoto station in the morning.

End location: Usually my tour will end at Gion.
In the case you don't know how to get back to your hotel, I will show you the direction.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

What’s Included

-Professional guiding
-Photograph (I can take photos of you during the tour with my DSLR camera and then email them to you after the tour).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6000 yen - Izakaya only accepts cash: from around 3000 yen to 4000 yen per person

What’s Extra

-Admission fee
- Food and drinks, and other travel costs
- Your own travel insurance
- Cultural experience fee is as following (All experiences need a reservation in advance and they are available in the case if we have enough time):
・Maiko theater (Geisha experience): 6800 yen per person (optional)
・Tea ceremony: 2500 yen per person (optional)


I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation during the tour.

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