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Geisha Districts, the Past & the Present

Kyoto & Eastern Kansai

Description

In this tour, you walk and visit three Geisha districts in Kyoto. For overseas visitors, “geisha” gives the wrong image, such as prostitute. In the past it was ambiguous to distinguish between Geisha and prostitute, but only professional entertainers now called Geisha remains. The first is the old site where geisha business has already stopped was called “red-light district.” Afterwards, you visit Miyagawacho and Gion. You enjoy the history and architecture.

Itinerary

Pick up at your hotel (The picking applicable hotels are limited to the hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori(to the north and south). If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.)
Kaikado Kaikado
Established in 1875, this shop has the longest history as a producer of hand-made tea caddy. The aim of the founder was to provide a well-designed, functional tea caddy capable of storing the type of tea leaves.
Gojyorakuen Gojyorakuen
This district was once the place where red-light and flower-town were mixed, and until the end of WWII, brothel occupied a lot, but after the war, all of them disappeared.
Miyagawacho Miyagawacho
It is one of the five Geisha districts in Kyoto, and well-known as the people who are good at Japanese Dance. Every spring and autumn you can enjoy the great performance done by Miyagawa Geisha people.
Kenninji Kenninji
The oldest Zen temple in Kyoto is known as the birthplace of the Japanese Green Tea. You can see “God of Thunder and God of Wind” created by the famous Japanese painter. This is replica, but still has its original dynamic and unique expression.
Gion Corner Gion Corne
This showcase is located in the building which is the early 20th design amid of the traditional black tile roofed houses.
Hanami-Koji Hanamikoji and alley
This is the most famous street in Gion, but you can see Geisha lodging house, dinner party place, and catering restaurant that support this entertaining industry.
Walking cross the main street called Shijo-Dori, you go into the narrow alley that is like a maze, but after passing through this, you meet the pretty landscape of the small red bridge over the pure water stream.
Kiritoshi alley
Shirakawa
Tatsumi-Inari shrine Tatsumi Inari shrine
Geisha worship this Inari shrine for its power to achieve the accomplishment of their performance. Names of many celebrities, Japanese dance masters.

Key Details

Departs Kyoto
Duration(hours) 4
Tour Guide Language ・English・Chinese汉语(If requested)
※Other languages are also available. If you would like other languanges, please contact us via email or online chat

Meeting Place

Pick up at your hotel (The picking applicable hotels are limited to the hotels between Higashi-oji-dori and Nishi-oji-dori (to the east and west) and Imadegawa-dori and Jujo-dori(to the north and south). If you need a taxi or a hired car, an additional fee will be charged.)

Good to Know

Included Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee
Not Included
Minimum participants 2
Remarks ◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.◆Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without notice.◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us through above Contact Us. ◆Please note that the tour agent may charge addtional fee if you add more services such as adding picking-up serive and changing language to non-English after booking. In that case, please contact with the agent directly to payment methods. ◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please e-mail us as soon as possible. We will check the availability.◆Reservations will be on request. If you'd like, you can email us to check the availability before booking.
Age Table Adult:Age 12 & over,Child:Age 1-11
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(1) 16-5 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 4-3 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
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