Discover Gion's Secrets: A Nighttime Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 10 km
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Duration 2h
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  • We will send the tour within 48 hours or refund your money
  • Explore Kyoto's geisha world with an In-App Audio Tour
  • See geishas' teahouses on Hanami Lane
  • Admire the shimmering Kamo River at night
  • Discover Zen at the oldest temple in Kyoto
  • Feel the history at the Minamiza Kabuki Theatre
Unveil the enchanting world of geishas on a self-guided audio tour through Kyoto's historic Gion district. This tour is designed for curious explorers drawn to the mysteries of traditional Japanese culture, set against the backdrop of nighttime serenity. At the comfort of personal timing, wander through lantern-lit streets and discover hidden tales of this ancient quarter. Starting at the iconic Hanamikoji Street, the journey reveals the hidden corners of the geisha realm, from the classic teahouses to the ethereal beauty of the Yasaka Shrine, adorned with glowing lanterns by night. Traverse along the tree-lined Shirakawa Canal and cross the Tatsumi Bridge, before delving into the spiritual calm of Kennin-ji Temple. Amid the night's embrace, experience the vibrancy of Pontocho's dining alley and the historical grandeur of the Minamiza Kabuki Theatre. Although the bustling Nishiki Market sleeps, its majestic entrance still echoes the daytime liveliness. Concluding at a quaint stone slab bridge over the Kamo River, the tour encapsulates the fusion of Kyoto's cultural legacy and nocturnal charm. Travelers will carry with them vivid memories of Gion's picturesque scenes, the whisper of the Kamo River, and the silent stories echoed in the traditional architecture, a testimony to the enduring allure of Kyoto's geisha district by night.

What's included

  • Downloadable self-guided audio tour via the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Earphones are not included — please bring your own
  • Tickets to the attractions along the way are not included

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Hanamikoji Street
Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 600-8340, Japan
Minamiza Kabuki Theatre
Japan, 〒605-0075 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, 四条 大橋東詰 中之町198
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