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Kyoto City Tourism Association
Walk in Gion and Experience Kyoto Traditions in English

Night-time Exploration of Gion: the Geisha District
Gion is one of Kyoto’s most traditional and unique districts and home to the culture of the Hanamachi, a world where the maiko and geiko remain alive and well. Though many tourists come to Gion, it is very hard to understand what is behind the beautiful facades.

An English-speaking professional guide will explain the history of Hanamachi, the life of maiko and geiko, and take participants on a journey along the backstreets of Gion.

1,000 yen/person (cash only; insurance not covered)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri.
The tour starts at 18:00; reception from 17:30
The tour lasts about 100 min. (all walking)
Meeting point: in front of the Kitaza
Reservations NOT required

Kyoto City Tourism Association
Tel: 075-213-1717 (9:00-17:00; weekday only)

Kyoto PRIVATE Taxi Tours with MR. DOI!
Enjoy great locations & views and learn about Kyoto while I drive you around in my spacious van!

See Kyoto in stylish, air-conditioned comfort, and at your own pace.
Tell me where you want to go and what you want to do, and I will take care of everything!

Basic rate: 6,100 yen/hour/van (from 4 hours)
*Nara tour is available with some additional rates
*Private guide service available
*Major credit cards accepted
*Please enquire for other rates and details

Mobile: +81-(0)90-9596-5546
Email: doitx451@ybb.ne.jp

Feel free to have your hotel concierge contact me.

Walk Nara with a Professional English-Speaking Guide
Fun and Educational Walk Tour in NARA, another ancient capital of Japan

Various walking tours in an ancient capital of Nara (Nara Park, Great Buddha, Naramachi Old Town, etc.); Original private tours can be arranged.

Nara Park Classic Tour (3 hours)
Meeting Point: 10:00 at JR Nara Stn. or 10:15 at Nara Visitor Center & Inn; 3,000 yen/person (incl. admission to Todai-ji Temple)
A half-day classic tour and visit all of the must-sees in the city: Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and more.

Afternoon Old Town Stroll (2 hours)
Meeting Point: 14:30 at Nara Visitor Center & Inn (see map on pg 7); 2,000 yen/person (excl. sake-tasting experience: 500 yen)
Secret back alleys, traditional townhouses, a local sake brewery, and more in the nostalgic Naramachi area.

Private tours can be arranged; Contact us for details.
Mobile: 090-9708-0036 / 090-8126-1849