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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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US$27.32*
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
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US$80.95*
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“geisha spotting” (37 reviews)
“real geisha” (82 reviews)
“geisha walking” (45 reviews)
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This area of Kyoto is a charming reflection of traditional and upscale living in a beautiful city. I loved the touristy shops, the kajillion restaurants the art gallery and museum and the street life. I popped in to a ramen noodle restaurant omg I've never...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 2 days ago

the old part of Kyoto, nuw turned into more expensive restaurants area; still well-worth visiting, esp in the dark

Thank The_Protagonist
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice, but very expensive if you looking for a dinner. My partner and i were looking for the sort of places where locals eat and Gion was far away from what we were looking for. Still, around was really nice and pretty ! I’ve...More

Thank Nicoletta B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gion is an area of Kyoto that is perfect for strolling around in the early to late afternoon. There are a plenty of restaurants and little shops as well as museums and temples. Most importantly we saw plenty of Geisha (or Geiko) strolling through the...More

Thank KirstyKelly
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gion is an amazing blend of new and old, as one part of the Gion district is similar to Rodeo Drive and then across the bridge you feel like you have gone back in time. We read so much about possibly seeing a geisha swishing...More

Thank steelerfandownunda
Reviewed 3 days ago

It ws really nice after all the temples and shrines to walk through the very old streets with all its peculiarities towards the very busy and also touristy shopping streets . You can rent a kimono in different stores or enjoy the many kinds of...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Charming area full of old houses, narrow alleys & Geisha. Visiting at night the place is vibrant a wonderful place to wander round and you may even spot a Geisha.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can really imagine how life was like in Japan in times gone by. Lots of restaurants, mainly pricey

Thank HVD_12
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this place and could've spent more time there, it's great for many things, shopping, sites, restaurants and people watching. It's combined old traditional with modern.

Thank janesharo88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As I arrived in Gion after more than 3 hrs walking I was unreceptive to this popular tourist destination. If I was in a rested state I may have been less critical of its "tourist trap" appearance. The main street though pleasantly wide is gaudy...More

Thank SphericalPossum
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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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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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LucianPopescu13
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Response from saidahj | Reviewed this property |
For ryokan we paid around 250$ per night I guess. Was awesome. If ur on budget than check hotels. Ryokans are more expensive.
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