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Kyoto Geisha Private Tour with a Local

Kyoto Geisha Private Tour with a Local
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Kyoto’s charm is a combination of geisha culture, ancient temples, and age-old traditions that are still preserved and revered in the ex-capital of Japan. On this private tour, you can experience an authentic Kyoto. Join your local host and visit the renowned geisha district, Gion. See geishas in traditional kimonos and powdered white oshiroi makeup strolling through historic streets. Check out from old tea houses to textile shops and artisanal boutiques housed in wooden townhouses. Hear stories of their life-long training, learn the intricacies of the art of geisha entertainment, and step briefly into their high-cultured flower and willow world. Go in-depth inside Kyoto’s roots and visit inspiring pagodas and shrines built centuries ago, each bearing a unique story featuring deities, monsters, and heroes. On this private tour, the host will introduce you to the history of Kyoto and help you understand Japanese religion and the way of life.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24380P976
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private Tour • Local Guide
Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop off • Food & beverages not listed as inclusions
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan Meet your local guide at awabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0827, Japan Yasaka no To temple
Inclusions
Private Tour • Local Guide
Exclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop off • Food & beverages not listed as inclusions
Departure details
Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan Meet your local guide at awabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0827, Japan Yasaka no To temple
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Yasaka Kamimachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0827, Japan Yasaka no To temple
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Statue of Izumo-no-Okuni
    Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
    Meet your local guide at awabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
    See address & details
  • 1
    Statue of Izumo no Okuni
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Minamiza : The Kabuki Theater of Kyoto
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Gion
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Shinbashi Dori
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Chion-in Temple
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Maruyama Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Yasaka Shrine
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Shijo Dori
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 10
    Nene-no-Michi
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Ursula M
1 contribution
A Day with Yoshi in Kyoto
Jan 2020
From the moment Yoshi greeting us, we knew we were in for a great day
of touring Kyoto. She was warm, bubbly, polite and enthusiastic. She
shared stories about the history and current traditions of Kyoto. Her
knowledge, personality, and conversations made for an interesting
time. We highly recommend Yoshi as your 'Withlocals' tour guide.
Ursula and John Mobilio
Written 23 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jaf92sydney
Sydney, Australia63 contributions
Great introduction to the Geisha (or Geiko) culture.
Jan 2020
We did the Life of a Geisha Evening Tour. Our guide Yoshie was great -
she was warm, humorous, engaged and was able to answer every question
we had.
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie F
15 contributions
Highly recommend this tour
We are 2 families travelling with 5 kids aged between 9 and 15 and we
thank you Yoshie for being a amazing host. We chose to do this tour on
our 1st morning which then made it so easy to understand Kyoto as a
city, life and training of a Maiko and we actually saw a Geiko on her
morning walk. We thank you Yoshie for your knowledge of your beautiful
city and hope to come back again one day. We highly recommend this
tour.
Written 7 January 2020
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Peter2224
Montreal, Canada88 contributions
Great Toue
Our family of four had the privilege of visiting Kyoto and to have
Yoshie as our guide! She was so welcoming and really knew her way
around. Very knowledgeable and quite fluent in English. She also spoke
Italian! Highly recommended! Thank you Yoshie!
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

brunobeanLosAngeles
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
Yoshie provided an EXCELLENT tour in Kyoto
I would give Yoshie 12/10 stars if I could. Kyoto, especially the Gion district, is a very interesting place and we saw ancient temples as well as the houses in which Maiko (apprentice geiko) love and train.

What made this tour so special was our guide Yoshie. A world traveler herself, she provided a very comprehensive explanation of the internal and external factors that influenced the development of Kyoto's culture. My daughters (24 and 19) and husband also enjoyed talking with her. I HIGHLY recommend this tour.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mswonderwander
Fresno, CA23 contributions
One of our favorite times in Japan!
A great experience all around. Friendly, great English launguage skills, and very easy to understand. She was very knowledgeable and patient as we stopped many times to take photos. Yoshie took us on a lovely evening walk around the Gion district. It was so much more interesting with her commentary and direction. We even saw 7 proper Geisha (Geiko) as she timed the tour to coincide for the time they are likely spotted. Would definitely do another tour with her. Highly recommended!
Written 16 December 2019
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Jarek O
1 contribution
Amazing
Dec 2019
It was an absolute pleasure to have Yoshie as our tour guide and I
can't think of a better way to be introduced to Kyoto. She was very
welcoming, engaging and knowledgeable about the history of Kyoto and
Japan overall. She also gave us great recommendations for restaurants,
bars and Onsens. I highly recommend her to anyone visiting Kyoto.
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melissa S
1 contribution
Had an awesome tour with Ahmed!
Oct 2019
No, he is not Japanese but he really knows the area and its history. The tour was really interesting and we got to see places we probably would never have found on our own. He gave enough information to make the place come alive but not too much, kept the tour lively and fun. Highly recommend this!
Written 11 November 2019
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cfiore19
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Excellent tour!
Yoshie was an excellent guide; not only did we cover everything mentioned on the tour, but she took the time to answer all of my
questions, and recommend places that are more for locals, which have all been excellent. She even took time to write down a list of things I should add to my itinerary! It was the best tour I have taken on my
many international trips, and would be more than happy to join her again in the future. Thank you, Yoshie!
Written 10 October 2019
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Justus O
Kyoto Prefecture, Japan10 contributions
Maiko and Geisha tour
Aug 2019
It was great to learn the ways of life of the Geisha in the Gion district, I was happy to see a real Geisha. Further, the illumination at dusk makes it real magnificent.
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Fantastic knowledge
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Kyoto tour in February 2020 with Ho. He provided a lot of interesting infor
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Yoshie was very kind and knowledgeable. We had a great tour and would highly recommend Yoshie as a tour guide :) *
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Great tour & tour guide!
Thank you Yoshie for spending the morning with us and showing us some of the highlights of Kyoto. We appreciated yo
jaf92sydney
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Geisha Evening Tour
We did the Life of a Geisha Evening Tour. Our guide Yoshie was great - she was warm, humorous, engaged and was able
AnnieMMac00
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Great Tour of Kyoto
We had such an amazing time in Kyoto with Yoshie. We only had two nights there and wanted to make the most of it. S
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Great!
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BenS5818
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Perfect tour
Wonderful experience combining historical tour of Shrine's, Temples, shops and buildings in old Kyoto, the Geiko di
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Wonderful tour with Eiji
Eiji led us on our 90 minute tour through the beautiful sites of Kyoto. He was knowledgeable, respectful and very k
freecell2017
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Great stroll with local
My wife and I really enjoyed our time with Yoshie. She was very personable and spoke great English. She showed us t
AnnieMMac00
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Loved this tour!
We had such an amazing time in Kyoto with Yoshie. We only had two nights there and wanted to make the most of it. S
jda5316
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Great Value and Interesting Tour
The tour was amazing. We visited some truly special places. Jonathan was not only very friendly and easy to talk to
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