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Gion

Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Gion Walking Tour by Night
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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“real geisha” (82 reviews)
“geisha spotting” (37 reviews)
“geisha walking” (45 reviews)
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gion is a really great place to explore, where you can find old wooden houses and shops, bamboo blinds, and people walking down the street wearing kimonos. The main street in Gion have shops selling lots of various local Japanese products as well as restaurants...More

Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 4 days ago

The GIon area is filled with history, small shops, restaurants, cafes and shrines. A lovely place to walk and soak up an old world charm and peaceful Kyoto.

Thank travellerjanelle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These quaint little streets shows you the historic charm of Kyoto, it’s great exploring and getting lost in the alleys where there’s always something around the corner - we bumped into a few Geiko’s which was nice. During the day it can get busy on...More

Thank V_roks
Reviewed 5 days ago

My favorite part of Kyoto. Great ryokans, restaurants, temples, ... wonderful part of town to just stroll around

Thank SwissScrivs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to take in old japan, you can constantly see geishas walking around. Little shops to look at and buy something memorable!

Thank JoseLGG86
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked a Saturday night walking tour through TripAdvisor. Starting from the Gion corner, we were able to walk through the famous Geisha area and understand the life of a geisha. Our tour guide was able to take us through the life of a geisha...More

Thank Swatar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walk through the neighborhood before sunset. Very nice and magic. Don't be afraid to walk in the shops and galleries. People are very polite and friendly and it is great to see how the old houses has been adapt to this century keeping the...More

Thank M_A_G_Andres
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waling in this area is like being transported back to old Kyoto. Geishas abound and walk in groups. It’s a great place to just meander and discover quaint Kyoto.

Thank djmontano
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the recommended walk described in the Japan Tourist bureau leaflet and so pleased we did. Knowing what to see rather than hoping to stumble on it ourselves was best advice. So picturesque, not to be missed. If you go at dusk and look...More

Thank fandangoMelbourne
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely area to walk around especially in the evening with the lights and lanterns on. We walked through here several times and took a different path each time.

Thank Markwsters1974
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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
...More
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doreenl449
28 November 2017|
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Response from Lesley B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in June this year, getting to Gion around 5.00pm. We walked around the park and inside the shrine, which is close by. We stopped just near the Gion Corner (where they have shows at 6.00pm and 7.00pm), as we... More
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tatjana K | Reviewed this property |
In front of Kyoto Station’s north exit there is Kyoto City Bus service number 100 from bus stop D1, or Kyoto City Bus service number 206 from bus stop D2. Both are very regular and make several departures each hour. The... More
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride bus but if you are not good enough Japanese speaker, I recommend to use Taxi. Because bus does not have English announce. Some of special taxi drivers have multi lingual skill. You can get the kind of... More
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