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Meet Maiko in Gion & Kyoto One Day Tour

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Stroll through Kyoto’s best spots, including the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Sagano Bamboo Grove at Arashiyama and the Togetsukyo Bridge. You will also get to tour the legendary Gion District and meet maiko!

Highlights

  • Explore Kyoto’s best sights in the company of a local English-speaking guide
  • Visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto God of rice and admire the vermillion torii gates
  • See actual maiko in Gion, the geisha district, and admire the legendary shrine of Yasaka
  • At Arashiyama, stop by the Sagano Bamboo Grove, the Togetsukyo Bridge and see cherry blossoms

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip transfers by bus

Exclusions

  • Additional gratuities (optional)

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Take a break from bustling Osaka and head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God of rice. The thousands of vermillion torii gates here follow a trail that leads to the sacred Mount Inari. Your expert guide will show you around the most important aspects of the shrine and tell you the fascinating myths, legends and stories associated with the place.

Next up is Gion, a famous geisha district. Stroll through this traditional streetscape of Kyoto where tea houses and restaurants line up and lattice doors continue. You will get to meet actual maiko as well as see the legendary Yasaka Shrine here, where the summer festival of Gion Matsuri takes place every July. The festival dates back over a thousand years and involves a procession with massive floats and hundreds of participants!

Continue onwards to Arashiyama, known for sightseeing spots for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Walk through the beautiful Sagano Bamboo Grove and admire the Togetsukyo Bridge, before making your way back to Osaka.

Important Information

  • You may have to change buses. The tour guide will accompany you

Itinerary

1 Jul to 31 Dec: Daily

  • 8:30 AM onwards: Pick-up
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (70 minutes)
  • Traveling to Gion by taxi or train
  • Gion (240 minutes) Meeting Maiko after lunch and strolling around Gion-Hanamikochi
  • Traveling to Arashiyama by Hankyu train, Kawaramachi station (2:50 PM)
  • Arashiyama(3:07 PM)
  • Arashiyama (100 minutes)
  • 6:30 PM onwards: Drop-off

Discounted Tickets

Ages 3-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Point

  • Pick-up begins from 8:30 AM onwards
  • At the time of check-out, choose your meeting point

8:30 AM

8:35 AM

9 AM

Validity

This ticket is valid on the date selected during checkout

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