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Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erika W
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Erika W
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 parts of Kyoto's culture from experts in their field. Thanks again and safe travels. Sincerely,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 neighbourhood, and was the real deal. We were also lucky enough to spot two geishas... More 

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Thank Dale C
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 than just general "wikipedia-like "information and want to get beneath the surface. I am... More 

London
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 Geishas) and looked at his credentials (lots of media and advising on different movies /... More 

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Thank todd-global
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 century. I am glad you took the time to sift through all of the "cookie... More 

Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 could in fact coordinate a Maiko evening. They could not... Peter arranged for us to... More 

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Thank audrey s
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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. I am glad you took the time to sift through all of the "cookie cutter"/... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 real special experience! Peter is very knowledgeable and has the connections!

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 comments. Safe travels. Sincerely, Peter MacIntosh More 

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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 down small affluent streets and, almost as if it was scripted, Meiko and Geisha came... More 

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Thank Ashley S
kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 experiences with people like yourself. Thanks again. Safe travels. Sincerely, Peter MacIntosh More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I both enjoyed this walking lecture around Gion. Peter really took his time showing us around the different areas, explaining the intricacies of geisha culture, and answering all of our questions -- we even spotted 3 geisha on their way to work that evening and managed to get some good photos. Definitely one of the highlights from... More 

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Thank Jessica A
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking the time to send your review. It puts a big smile on my face to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the Geisha walking lecture. I greatly appreciate customers like you that are very inquisitive and not shy to ask questions. Participation helps make the walk an even better experience for everyone in... More 

richmond, yorkshire
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Well, yet again we weren't dissapointed. We have used Kyoto Sights and Nights for many of our guests. We are a small tour company. This time we had the pleasure of our own evening. To be entertained by these enigmatic performers is truly an eye opener. And once again the kaiseki was to die for. Every mouthful a delight. Having... More 

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Thank umeboshisan
Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, taking the time to share your experience and especially your repeat business. It is a real pleasure to be able to share experience with people who love the Japanese (especially geisha) culture as much as I do. I look forward to seeing and providing services for you and your groups for many years to... More 

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend did the walking tour with Peter very short notice as we were interested in the Geisha culture. Peter spend about 2 hours with the small group of 5 walking around the Gion area and it was a fantastic experience. Insightful and interesting this was the highlight of our trip so far highly recommended.

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Thank Seraina V
Management response:

Thank you! Thank you for you review. Knowing that my original Geisha walking lecture was appreciated for the truly unique service it is, gives me the energy to continue putting my heart and soul into it even after so many years. It is for people like yourself, that I created it for in the first place. Cheers, Peter MacIntosh More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

We consider ourselves well traveled and experienced and we're looking forward to an inside view into the Edo world. Peter Macintosh has lived in Japan for decades and his claim to fame is detailed knowledge of the Geisha's world. Peter was recommended by a mutual friend so I did not check reviews before calling him. We booked what we anticipated... More 

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Management response:

Please read the whole reply so I can address the issues fully. I am truly sorry and disappointed to read that my customer(s) of April 10th, 2016 were disappointed with their experience. However, as you can tell by the content of the review, it was a matter of her own expectations not being met and not that she didn't receive... More 

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