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Gion Kimono Walking Tour

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Head out on a walking tour around the historic Gion district of Kyoto in traditional Japanese attire - a kimono!

Highlights

  • Take to the streets of Kyoto’s popular geisha district and blend in with a kimono
  • Choose from over 200 colors and patterns and hand-pick the perfect kimono for you
  • During the summer months, the kimono will be replaced with a traditional yukata
  • A professional hairstylist will adorn you with accessories, ensuring you look your very best
  • Immerse yourself in the Japanese way of life on a traditional walking tour of Gion
  • Appreciate geishas and their traditions with the help of a Government licensed English guide
  • Take a bucket load of pictures in your kimono while sightseeing in Gion

Inclusions

  • Kimono dressing
  • Hair-styling
  • Gion walking tour
  • National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Mar, 2020

A walking tour like no other, this experience gives you the impression of being a local. Step into the shoes of a maiko girl or a geiko woman by donning a traditional kimono. Meet your professional stylist and get down to dressing up! You get to choose from several designs and patterns to pick one kimono that suits and enhances your features best. The stylist will fix the right hairdo for you while using a vast array of accessories. You’ll also receive a pair of Japanese tabis (socks with split toes to wear with the sandals), which you can take home with you as a souvenir. Once you’re ready, take to the streets of Gion with a guide and explore its nooks and corners. Lined with 17th-century traditional restaurants and teahouses lit up with lanterns, Gion is characterized by an elegant and refined atmosphere of old times. Not to mention, it draws much of its fame from its entertainment and geisha quarter. There is no better place to take pictures wearing a kimono. Don’t shy away from the camera, and capture picture-perfect memories.

Schedule

Departure Dates

Jan 7 - Dec 26: Every Tue, Thu, and Sat

Tour Duration

Approx. 3.5hrs

Itinerary

  • 1:40 PM: Tour starts at New Miyako Hotel
  • Kimono dressing and hairstyling (50min)
  • Gion walk (70min)
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Tour ends in Gion

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 4 - 11 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

Additional Information

  • Kimonos are available for people up to 185cm tall (about 6’1”) with waist sizes up to 100cm (about 39 in.)
  • There are kimonos available for men as well as women
  • During the summer months of June, July, and August, a yukata (light cotton kimono) will be worn in place of a kimono
  • Tabi (traditional Japanese socks) will be provided
  • Pregnant women will not be allowed on this tour
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for a booking
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after the purchase
  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide outside Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel)
  • Address: 17 Nishikujo Inmachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8412, Japan

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

Train

  • From KYOTO Station Hachijoguchi Exit served by JR/Shinkansen/KINTETSU Lines: 2 min walk
  • From Subway KYOTO Station: 5 min walk

Bus

  • From the Bus terminal in front of KYOTO Station: 5 min walk
  • From "KYOTO Station Hachijoguchi" Bus stop: 5 min walk

Validity

The ticket is valid for the date selected during the booking

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