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Gion has a rich history that I'm not going to go into. But the area is worth checking out, maybe you will glimpse a geisha. If you have read the book Memories of a Geisha you can connect the location to the scenery on the...More
It is very famous street, so you will surprise to see thousands of tourists in during the day. However if you go there like 6:30am through 8am, you won’t see that much people and you can take beautiful pictures. Also there are few Breakfast restaurants...More
This is a very beautiful old street of traditional wooden buildings in Gion. It attracts a lot of tourists hoping to see maiko and geisha. It is on the way to Gion Corner and you can also go this way to Kiyomizudera. To see it...More
Good to walk through the Hanamikoji before you visit Yasaka Hall to see the show in the evening and later on experience Japanese dinner at a restaurants near by.
Or one can visit Kaburejyo to see Spring Maiko dance or vist Future Museum all are...More
Hanamikoji street is perhaps one of the most popular in the bustling Gion district of Kyoto. The perfectly preserved wooden buildings. Most of the street has rows of traditional tea houses on eaither side with lanterns which make for a very pretty sight in the...More
This is a famous street in Kyoto where you can marvel at the beautiful preserved architecture, famous tea houses, and try to spot some real geisha. The fact that some of the establishments are still functional add an additional element of thrill and a feeling...More
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.