Visit the past and present of geisha culture in Kyoto
- Visit three Geisha districts in Kyoto - Gojyorakuen, Miyagawacho and Gion
- Learn about the process of becoming a Geisha and their daily lives
- Enter Kaikado, the shop with the longest history in producing handmade tea caddies and Kenninji, the oldest Zen temple which is known to be the birthplace of Japanese green tea
- Visit Tatsumi Inari Shrine, where girls pray to become accomplished geisha and famous names are etched into the structure
Take a walk down the three most famous geisha districts in Kyoto where you will pay a visit to establishments significant to the city's rich history. Stroll along the pathways of Gojyorakuen, once the most notorious red light district, before visiting Miyagawacho, known for geisha with talents for Japanese dance. The respectable geisha profession is often misrepresented - this tour aims to correct any misinformation. As you stroll the streets of Gion, your guide will explain all about what being a geisha means as you pass by boarding residences and entertainment houses. You may hear the faint tunes of geisha practising their musical skills or watch as a beautifully dressed geisha hurries over cobbled streets and ornate bridges to her next appointment. You'll also see the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto, also the birthplace of Japanese green tea, and a shrine with famous celebrities and geisha etched in the red posts.