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WaRaiDo Guide Networks

#30 of 258 Tours in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
Tours and Tickets by WaRaiDo Guide Networks

Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option

Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s geisha culture on this Gion walking tour. Your guide explains the difference between maiko, geiko, and many other terms, as well as the history and traditions of Japan’s old capital. See famous movie locations, and upgrade for a longer tour with a private guide for a more in-depth experience.
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1 hour 40 minutes
from US$12.22

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

Find Kyoto's lesser-known temples, shops, and shrines on a walking tour that explores the former capital of Japan. This half-day tour goes off the beaten path to Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and shops with artisan handicrafts and traditional goods. Your tour includes an afternoon tea stop and insightful commentary from your guide.

Please note: This tour runs annually between March and November with dates subject to change.
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5 hours
from US$20.37

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Save hours researching and planning things to do in Kyoto, and make the most of your time by going on a private highlights tour instead. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to choose from two contrasting routes—both of which cover multiple top Kyoto attractions. The first route goes to the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves at Arashiyama Park. The second route covers Gion, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
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7 hours
from US$213.81

Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

Get a deeper insight into Japanese history than would be possible independently on this private guided tour of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. As you explore the historic buildings, enjoy the undivided attention of your guide who introduces you to Japan's Edo period when it was under the control of a shogunate, and the establishment of Kyoto, the ancient capital.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$112.00

Private Dinner with a Geisha

Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
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2 to 3 hours
from US$346.17
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LizzysReviews wrote a review Mar 2021
9 contributions12 helpful votes
I booked this very last minute as it looked like good value for money and am very glad I did. Chako was so friendly and extremely knowledgable about not only the geiko-san's of Gion but also Kyoto in general. I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best walking tours I've ever been on as the subject is so unique and fascinating. The tour was filled many fun facts and the time flew by. I cannot recommend this tour enough.
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Kianey wrote a review Aug 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic tour! Opted for the private tour (with just me and 3 others) and it was so worth the money as it was so educational and fun! Really recommend a private tour as we could choose where we wanted to go, what we wanted to do etc.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Zee112 wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
This was a great opportunity to discover parts of Kyoto not normally picked up by tourists and only locals would know. An insightful and engaging tour
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Date of experience: March 2020
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10-kal wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
We booked our tour via viator and it was amazing. Our tourguide mie was very friendly and told us a lot about japan. We also learned a lot about matcha producing, wich was very interesting. The highlight of the tour was the tasting, just amazing... A must do in Kyoto !!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Avalenca wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Monica, California85 contributions23 helpful votes
Walking around Gion learning the most interesting things about Kyoto's gueishas and maikos was beyond fun! Dai was a very knowledgeable guide.
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Date of experience: February 2020