Explore the Geisha world and the real Kyoto

Tour Number

Activity Level

583297


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced)

Studying the Geisha culture, walking around the downtown, Gion Kyoto.


I'm here to help you discover new things, places and experiences. Kyoto has a lot of stories to tell, especially in Gion where the Geisha world, shrines and temples hold unique stories that will astonish you, that you'll fall in love with, and that will connect you to the history.

This is the tour will lead you into the Geisha world, you will learn the Geisha culture. Even some photo sessions, Japanese culture will definitely satisfy you.

Itinerary

We'll meet up in front of Sanjo Bridge next to Keihan Sanjo station. Stop at there and take the exit 6 for Sanjo ohashi South.
*Sanjo Bridge

Ponto-cho Street

Tatsumi-Bridge

Hanamikoji Street

Yasui-konpiragu Shrine

*Yasaka pagoda
You will enjoy around even after a tour(Ninenzaka area, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kodai-ji temple)

・Begin the tour with one of the old bridge in Kyoto city, you'll learn and literally touch the interesting history of it that other tours often skip.
・Walk through Gion, the traditional geisha quarter, and learn about the lives of the women who entertain and live here. Do geisha hunting in the right way, with any luck, you should be able to see them on a street.
・Visit several local shrines and temples, both often-overlooked one and popular one. You'll lean the basis of these and find very unique stories.
・End the tour with the oldest Buddhist tower. I'll take a great pic of you with it.
・I'll walk you guys to a very local lunch after the tour. (optional )

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Let's meet up at the Exit 6 aboveground at Sanjo station. If You take -the Keihan main line, you'll stop at Sanjo station, take the Exit 6(for Sanjo-ohashi South) and go aboveground . -the Tozai subway line, you'll stop at Sanjo Keihan station, walk underground to Sanjo station(neighbor station), find the Exit 6 and go aboveground. I'll be at the Exit 6 aboveground right next to Sanjo bridge. You will find me with a signboard "WALKING TOUR".

End Point Options: Suggested by Guide: In front of Hokanji temple (Yasaka pagoda).

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 JPY - to have some coffee on a tour and have an optional lunch after tour.

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: If you want to, I would walk you to the localest restaurant. And if I'm available, I would love to eat together.

Restrictions

None

Private tour guide Kentaro

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