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Geisya Districts, the Present and the Past (Shimabara)

by ERIC
(9) Reviews
4h $ 148 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • Shimabara Disrict, Old Wooden entertainment buildings (Big Gate, Sumiya Tea house and Wachigai-ya Tea House)
  • Gion Miyagawa-cho District (Wooden Tea Houses & Geisha Houses)
  • Kennin-ji Temple (National Treasure and some important cultural assets and rock garden)
  • Gion corner (some exhibits about Maiko)
  • Tatsumi Inari Shrine and Sirakwa (Old wooden houses, lined up by the canal)
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$ 26.40
Eatra hour.
$ 29.92

Overview

Shimabara is the another Geisya District, originated from 400 years ago
Simabara Tayu was the highest -rank state-admitted courtesan, who served to nobilities.
Gion is the district of high-class entertainment currently from old days.
Both are the high class entertainment districts, they keep their own
social status, the Present and the Past.

What to Expect

Please feel the atmosphere of the Geisya District in the old town scape Shimabara, and imagine the Tayu in the ancient time.
and at Gion please catch the feeling at present.. You may have a chance of find real Maiko & Geisya.
Kennin-ji Temple is the Zen-temple in Rizai Sect., which is located at the middle of Gion District.
You can appreciate the National Treasure, Important Cultural assets and beautiful rock gardens, there.

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Highlights

  • Shimabara Disrict, Old Wooden entertainment buildings (Big Gate, Sumiya Tea house and Wachigai-ya Tea House)
  • Gion Miyagawa-cho District (Wooden Tea Houses & Geisha Houses)
  • Kennin-ji Temple (National Treasure and some important cultural assets and rock garden)
  • Gion corner (some exhibits about Maiko)
  • Tatsumi Inari Shrine and Sirakwa (Old wooden houses, lined up by the canal)

Important

Fortunately you may find real Geisya & Maiko , however it is impossible to take a photo together with them
Because they will entertain their customers only, who invite them.
Until PM18:00, they usually stay in Geisya House, and do a training of dance or playing instrument and so on.
Please put on suitable shoes for walking.

What‘s included
guide fee
hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide):
Admission fee: Sumiya:  J.Yen1000
Kennin-ji Temple: J.Yen500
lunch (J.Yen1500)
dinner(J.Yen2500)
Meeting Point
Hotel pick-up in Kyoto
Ending Point
at your hotel in Kyoto or teh final destinatin
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 9 )
Osvaldo Osvaldo United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Amazing Kyoto experience ”

Our first time in Kyoto and we fell in love with the city. Eric was an amazing tour guide, he picked us up and made sure we got the right train back to Tokyo. Excellent customer service, I would highly recommend him...he really knows Kyoto well. A tour we will never forget. Thank you Eric for a great experience in Kyoto.

Stephanie Stephanie United States ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ Beautiful evening tour ”

Eric was a great guide! We did an evening tour, and he took us to several beautiful spots in Kyoto. We got some fantastic pictures, and Eric was happy to take photos of our group. At times we had difficulty understanding (we are native English speakers), but Eric was enthusiastic and answered all our questions. I appreciated that the route he took us on was very well-planned and scenic--it felt like we were among the local population. Thank you, Eric!

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Really knows his town ”

Eric showed us Kyoto as his home town. He knows his way around and adds lots of color. Enjoyed our time with him

ERIC:

Ms Lori Thank you for your comments Please come again Eric Tanaka

SIRIRAT SIRIRAT United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Tenryuu-ji, Bamboo Grove, Ryouan-ji, Kinaku-ji, & Nara (Todai-ji, Deer Park) ”

Eric was an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history. He brought us to great restaurants so we were able to enjoy the amazing food! Thank you so much Eric.

Sepali Sepali Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Trip was smooth ”

I was pleased with the day tour to Hiroshima with Eric. I traveled with my 6-year old daughter, and I was a bit anxious about the trip. Eric was kind, considerate, and pretty flexible with re: our pace, interests, and (ice-cream) stops etc. On our way back, my credit cards did not work on the (shinkansen) ticket machines, and Eric paid for our tickets and asked us to pay it back when we reached an ATM (that did take our cards). I would definitely seek him out for future day tours if/when I travel to Japan again.

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