We’ve teamed up with local Kyoto experts to show you the ins and out of the city, and answer everything you have ever wondered about the rich and unique history of the Gion area - famous for its entertainment, food culture, and beautiful townscape.

Exclusive to Select MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN KYOTO Machiyas

Our ‘GION MORNING WALKING TOUR’ is a special morning tour created for our Kyoto guests.

Starting at your machiya house, this 1-hour long private tour will take you on a relaxing walk through Gion, Kenninji Temple, Ebisu Shrine, and more to showcase a side of this city that you would never find in any guidebook or online.

Learn about traditional rituals that locals take part in when visiting shrines and temples, walk through hidden alleyways and side streets that maiko girls and geiko women walk along, and hear about the significance of traditional machiya houses that dot the city.

Whether it is your first or your tenth time walking along the famous stone-cobbled streets of Gion, this morning tour will without a doubt introduce to you another side of Kyoto city.

For guests who have a confirmed reservation with MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN, please click the button below:

Limited to 2 Private Tours / per dayDue to the limited number of daily tours, your requested tour date may not be available.

6,500 yen (tax included) / per group (1~4 guests)

For groups of more than 4 guests, an additional fee of 500 yen/per guest will incur.

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Walking tour available exclusively at the following MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN KYOTO machiya houses* Masarigusa, Nadeshiko Shirakawa, Umenoki-an, Hatoba-an, Gion Shirakawa Kouki, Azuki-an, Gion Koyu-an, Gion-Minami Banka, Tsukikusa-an, Bonbori-an, Choya Chawanzaka
Meeting Point (Location) Your machiya house
Finishing Point (Location) Your machiya house
Start Time 7:00 AM or 8:00 AM
Reservation Deadline Reservations must be made by 10:00AM the day before your requested tour date.

For guests who have a confirmed reservation with MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN, please click the button below:

If you have not confirmed a stay with MACHIYA RESIDENCE INN, reserve a machiya house from the list below
before making your Gion Morning Walking Tour reservation.

Choose a Machiya House located in the Gion Neighborhood

Make your Kyoto travels even more memorable with a machiya house stay

Reservations are also accepted via email or telephone.