Kyoto: All-Inclusive 3-Hour Food and Culture Tour in Gion
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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As a man, this was such a fun experience. When I checked in, I think the (male) receptionist was a bit shocked to see it was only me, but he handled it with care and I didn't feel embarrassed at all. The photoshoot itself only lasted about 10 minutes, but they do offer to take some personal pictures with your cell phone. (So you don't only get the professionally shot photos advertised!) They also have an option to go to a private shoot in a home, but the cost was like $400 or something. Something to consider if you really want to have an extra special experience.
There is no way you can see everything in one day if that's what you're thinking! Plan ahead what you want to see so you're not disappointed. Also dress appropriately as only open seats are available.
Mia was knowledgable and very funny. I learned a lot about Geishas, about Geiko-san and Meiko-san, and the history of the tea houses. I enjoyed the walk around Gion very much.
Kyoto’s not too huge or traffic jammed for the busses get to the stops quickly without any trouble and they’ve chosen really great places.
Our guide was wonderful! Great English, kind, funny and knowledgable! Wonderful tour.