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Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour

Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour

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Kyoto, Japan
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Dress up geisha-style with the help of a stylist, and explore the history-steeped streets of Gion. Wearing a kimono and other accessories, you’ll discover the highlights of this enchanting enclave, from sights such as Yasaka Shrine to the lantern-decked ryokans and wooden teahouses where Kyoto’s real-life geishas take center stage. It’s a fun way to experience the culture of the area and learn about Gion at the same time.
  • Dress up in a beautiful kimono for an immersive cultural experience
  • Choose from 200 gorgeous kimono designs and many more accessories
  • Stroll Kyoto’s famed Gion district in your ensemble
  • Take photos while in your kimono in front of iconic temples and shrines
  • See Kyoto’s traditional teahouses and restaurants
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English-speaking guide
Pickup from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formally New Miyako Hotel )
Kimono (yukata in the summer) and tabi rental
Hair arrangement
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo , 17 Nishikujō Inmachi, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8412, Japan

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formally New Miyako Hotel ) 1:40p.m.

1:30 PM
Gion , Gion, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan

The tour ends in Gion, and there is no drop-off service to hotels.

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
  • Kimono are available for people up to 185 cm (about 6'1") tall, and waist sizes up to 100 cm (39 in.).
  • Children under 12 years of age may not join this tour.
  • During the hot summer months of June, July, and August, participants wear a yukata (light kimono) instead of a kimono
  • Hairstyling is included. Tabi socks will be prepared.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • After getting dressed in kimono, participants are free to take photos while strolling the Gion area. The tour ends in Gion, and there is no drop-off service to hotels.
  • As kimono cannot be worn by pregnant women, they may not join this tour.
  • Gender and number are required in advance.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour.

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star-5
Will never forget!
Heather M
, Jul 2018
We had such a great experience! The ladies at the kimono shop were so much fun, helped us pick out hairstyles, took pictures with us, etc. They were so nice! Then the tour! We went through all the little back alleys and shops, our guide showed us the teahouses, how to identify which geiko would be in what place, how the geiko would sign up for classes, etc. She took us to places we never would have discovered on our own- and many that we came back to later to eat and shop for a more authentic experience. We loved every minute of this tour, made Japanese friends, and have wonderful pictures to remember it all by! Thank you for this wonderful tour!
star-4
A lot of fun! The tour guide...
Pete_A
, Apr 2018
A lot of fun! The tour guide, kimmie, was really nice and very knowledgeable. Small group just three of us, which made it nice. We could walk around easier and get more personal interaction with the guide. And also, she could personalize the tour in a way that we could see/do what we wanted. Not sure that it would have been as fun with a bigger group, or with a different guide. But was a very unique experience wearing a kimono!

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