Walking Tours

In order to share his knowledge and explain his photos to his customers, Peter will take them on a walk through his neighbourhood (an active geisha district), while giving them advice on how to take photographs of this world. The walking lecture will last approximately 90 minutes and will take you through streets lined with old wooden houses and hidden alleyways in Kyoto’s world-renowned geisha districts as the geiko/maiko make their way to their evening’s engagements. While answering your questions, Peter will give you an insider’s view into the past, present and future of this unique and exotic world.

You will see geisha schools, ochaya, okiya and traditional artisan’s shops. There are some great photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera.

Price: 3,000 yen per person. Included in this fee is a set of postcards (while supplies last), a maiko’s name sticker (while supplies last), and a chance to ask Peter questions about photography and geisha culture. The walking lecture points out many spots to take photographs in addition to the proper etiquette when walking through the geisha districts.

Geisha Expert