Gion & Higashiyama Tour

Gion & Higashiyama Tour

Our main tour since 2015


Join us on our main tour!

2h 30min tour

Available in English

Tip based

During the walk with us, you will explore some of Kyoto’s most beautiful Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, experience the enchanting geisha quarters of Gion, and stroll through the beautifully preserved Higashiyama district.

Our knowledgeable guides will help you discover the real Kyoto, providing insights into the city’s ancient culture, religious life, and local foods. You’ll learn fun facts and stories that go beyond what you’ll find in a typical guidebook, offering a unique Kyoto cultural experience.

After the tour, your guide will be available to answer questions and provide recommendations for things to do in Kyoto. Whether you’re planning a Kyoto day trip or creating a longer Kyoto itinerary, our tour is a must-include for a comprehensive understanding of this marvelous city.

Meeting Location

In front of the Izumo no Okuni statue on the bank of the Kamo River. Next to Keihan Gion Shijo station, or 3min walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi station across the bridge.

We will meet in front of the statue.



Things To Note

What’s a “free tour”, you ask? Well, it’s a fun way to explore a city, where you get to learn about its history, culture, food, current happenings, and the way people live there. It’s become a top pick for travelers visiting any city.

Now, the term “free tour” might be a bit puzzling. “Free” here doesn’t mean you don’t pay anything. It’s more like a “pay-what-you-want” tour. You decide how much to tip the guide at the end based on how much you enjoyed the tour. It’s a cool system that puts you, the traveler, in control and helps improve the quality of the tour.

We just want to make sure you understand this “free” concept and appreciate the hard work of our guides. This way, we can ensure that you have the best experience possible.

How much should you pay? That’s totally up to you! We suggest deciding based on your experience and what you can afford.

Our guides are locals who work hard every day to boost their knowledge and make the tours fun and engaging. We’re confident they’re the best guides you could ask for in any destination.

Most travelers usually tip between ¥1000 and ¥2000 per person. But remember, it’s your call! You can give more or less depending on how much you enjoyed the tour.

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