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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
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
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
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.