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Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5169-1654
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We were invited to a dinner with geikas supported by Peter. The geisha world is difficult to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Having read Memoirs of a Geisha and other things about the life of the Geisha I really wanted to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to a dinner with geikas supported by Peter. The geisha world is difficult to understand - so we were very relaxed to have Peter as our guide and interpreter. We enjoyed a fantastic evening with 3 geishas where we tried to explore...More

Thank The-H-Family-Schweiz
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The-H-Family-Schweiz, Thank you for your review of your "Dinner with Geisha Experience". I am glad to hear that you and your family had a good time and found it to be a unique experience. I look forward to setting up other traditional entertainment for you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read Memoirs of a Geisha and other things about the life of the Geisha I really wanted to experience this tour, see real Geisha and learn as much as I could. Peter Macintosh did not disappoint. Our group of four arrived early at the...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really enjoyed sharing a piece of my life and experiences with all of you. Your enthusiasm and questions were​ truly appreciated. Also, thank you for being patient and waiting for the other couple. It...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Booked by our UK travel company through Destination Asia. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour through the Gion district. Peter met us at our hotel and after a short taxi ride we were in the Gion district, home to most of the 5 geisha districts...More

Thank CareyH
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Carey, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am glad to hear that you and your husband (Mark) enjoyed the walking lecture. I too enjoyed our brief time together. Your enthusiasm to learn more about geisha culture was wonderful and...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I arranged this tour for my husband . We both loved it. We found Peter to be very friendly, informative and just very pleasant when we walked the Gion district with him. Peter had arranged everything and met all all expectations, he had answered all...More

Thank francine229073
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hello Francine, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that the two of you enjoyed our VIP-"Dinner with Geisha " experience. You and your husband's wonderful energy really helped to make the evening so fun. Your deep interest in the geisha culture...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a very interesting walking lecture with Peter MacIntosh. He is very knowledgable expert on Geisha culture and history. We definitely recommend his tour if you are visiting Kyoto, Japan.More

Thank Erika W
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello Erika, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the walking lecture. When I created Kyoto Sights and Nights in 2002, I did so for people like yourself that wanted and appreciate a deeper look into specific...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took the 4:30pm geisha tour, and it was great. With 23 years in Kyoto, it seemed like there was nothing Peter didn't know about geisha culture. Many friendly waves and hellos from the locals showed how he was ingrained in the...More

Thank Dale C
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hello Dale, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Geisha Walking Lecture" experience. It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for more than half my life with customers like yourself, who interested in...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was my second trip to Kyoto. On my first trip, I wasn't able to see any Geishas even though I tried. So for this trip, I did my research. I found Peter Macintosh, watched his documentary (which was fantastic insight into the world of...More

Thank todd-global
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hello Todd, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Geisha Walking Lecture" experience as well as my documentary "Real Geisha Real Women" It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for almost a quarter...More

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

My family of 3 adults was traveling to Kyoto. Correspondence with Peter was great - it was a last minute request only 2 weeks before arrival and he was able to make it happen. I had reached out to others who represented themselves that they...More

Thank audrey s
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Drinks with maiko/geiko" experience. It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for more than half my life with customers like yourself, who truly appreciate authentic experiences....More

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to have a real geisha experience, Peter's tour is the way to go. We had a private room in a members only teahouse with our own Maiko and it was a blast. This isn't one of those cheesy touristy traps – a...More

1  Thank Michael K
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Thank you for your feedback on your experience. I am glad that you had a great time (blast). Having a great time in a traditional atmosphere is what this what "real" geisha entertainment is about. Thank you again for taking the time to send your...More

Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I imagine that there are few people outside of Japanese natives that get to truly see the world of the Geisha. During the first few minutes of meeting Peter, you can see that he's truly had the privilege to live in it. Peter took us...More

Thank Ashley S
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you Ashley for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the walk. It is always refreshing to know that my customers appreciate and are fascinated with the world of the geisha. Not only is it a pleasure but I truly enjoy sharing my...More

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