Join our Spot a Geisha Tour in Gion and explore Kyoto’s ancient district of Gion where geisha still live and operate to this day. In Gion, there are also charming boutique shops, nearby
Join our Spot a Geisha Tour in Gion and explore Kyoto’s ancient district of Gion where geisha still live and operate to this day. In Gion, there are also charming boutique shops, nearby temples and charismatic winding pathways. Visitors can find beautiful antiques, delicious authentic dinners, and geisha performances at certain times of the year. This 100 minutes guided walking tour will take visitors through this historic district at night time when the geisha are more likely to be seen. The tour will begin at Gion Omoide Museum next to a traditional pastry shop. The guide will lead the tour through the cobblestoned paths along the Shirakawa River which was used as the setting for the Memoirs of a Geisha movie. Learn about the history of Gion in detail and learn about the geisha lifestyle. The guide will talk you through the clothing, hairstyles, and traditions of the day to day life of a geisha. Due to the secret nature of a geisha, it is very rare to see one walking along a street but the guide will do their best to look out for any signs of geisha. Customers have been known to see a geisha on this tour.
Join us for this Spot a Geisha Tour in Gion and learn about the history of the area and the life of the geisha. Our tour departs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and includes an English-speaking guide.
Spot a Geisha Tour in Gion from Kyoto Highlights
Meet our guide at Gion Omoide Museum.
Explore the cobblestoned paths along the Shirakawa River.
Admire some of the sites seen in Memoirs of a Geisha.
Learn about the traditions of the day to day life of a geisha.
Look out for a geisha in Gion.
Essential Information for our Spot a Geisha Tour in Gion from Kyoto
This tour includes an English speaking guide.
Excludes transportation and hotel pick-up/drop-off
The tour will meet in front of the Gion Omiode Museum, next to the Izutsu Yatshuhashi pastry shop.