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Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews gion corner hanami koji kennin ji famous street real geisha long street kyoto style japanese culture maiko tea theatre tourists lanterns architecture stroll glimpse kimono
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you miss this street in the Gion then you have missed the flavor of the whole district; though crowded much of the time it has a cross-section of the whole district with at least one (if not more) okiya, a very famous tea house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful authentic shophouses in these dainty streets. Some are boutiques and others are restaurants. It’s along the way to Kiyomizudera if you are game to walk

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moi_pixie
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very quaint and old feel of Kyoto. Beautiful to stroll in the evening. Spotted a crane and thought was a statue initially. Also saw maiko. Everyone was taking a picture of her. Can sense her awkwardness with all the cameras aiming at her. She must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 490carolel
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank FlyingwithRice
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Off the main Gion street, this one is a walk down history. Old houses, a brush with a geiko, narrow streets, quaint road signs, Gion at its best and most symbolic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PSIndia
Reviewed 19 April 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

A traditional street that kyoto is partly famous for. Not a long street and a few interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Plus the Forever museum with the yayoi kusama exhibition

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bcheong
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kayoko t
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Geisha spotting...But we didn't see any.... The architecture was fascinating though.... There is even a house with a tree growing through it.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank JulianF584
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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
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