Overcome your temple fatigue in Kyoto with a walking tour of the little-known alleyways of the Gion district. Taking you off the main tourist trail, the tour puts the spotlight on Gion’s most interesting "roji," the uncharted backstreets that are lined with traditional wooden houses. You’ll learn about the locals who live there and the artisans who work there for a glimpse of Kyoto’s true culture.
Explore Gion with a local guide and a group of like-minded travelers
Hear stories of the Kyoto geisha as you stroll through the Gion roji
Avoid the throngs of tourists and see the authentic side of Kyoto
Visit some artisans who work in the area and learn about their trade
As promised, Pierre, the guide took us on a long walk around the hidden alleys of Kyoto. No way that I will be able to find places like these without him. Restaurants, artisans shops, stores, geisha houses, you name it. Worth every minute.