Kyoto - Explore Gion, Kyoto’s Geisha District

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Explore Gion, Kyoto’s Geisha District

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(13 reviews)
Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan
40 mins

About the tour

Gion, Kyoto is well-known for Geishas (Kyoto's traditional female artists), charming architecture and beautiful stone-paved streets along the river. We'll begin at the most photographed path and bridge in Kyoto where a photographer shoots wedding couples dressed in kimonos every morning. Then visit a local holy place where Geishas pray to the God of the performing arts and learn Shinto rituals and traditions, a part of Japanese native religion. Even see the Geisha district and learn both the light side and dark side of the history of Geishas and their lifestyles.

Meet Ken's Tours Kyoto

Ken's Tours Kyoto

Founder of local tour agency, "Ken's Tours Kyoto", which is located in the eastern Kyoto. Have guided over 3000 clients just for 3 years since 2016 and earned 1100 of 5 stars on Airbnb and TripAdvisor. 99% of clients gave full score review. Have been ranked and awarded as a guide in the Japan's top 30 on TripAdvisor. Also working as a local fixer in Kyoto for shooting pv, movie, TV drama. Ken speaks of the history and culture of Kyoto with a passion that would make you think he’s a lifelong resident of Japan’s historical former capital city. But the self-described country boy has followed a road with more than a few interesting twists and turns via Canada and America as he has made his way from Fukushima prefecture, where he was born and raised, to Kyoto.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kyoto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kyoto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Candace S.

27 September 2021

Beautiful views, understandable and knowledgeable

Dale (Upstate NY) M.

21 September 2021

Tour was interesting, but would have liked to have seen a bit more. I would still book another tour with Ken.

Abe L.

21 September 2021

Thank you for showing us the neighborhood and educating us about geisha. I enjoyed it very much.

David L.

19 September 2021

It was an interesting tour though I was hoping to see Geisha dancers entertaining us. I think that was a different tour

Rhonda G.

19 September 2021

Extremely informative

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