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“ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING BUILDINGS IN GION”
16 Apr 2018
“NHK WORLD TV Broadcast INSIGHT ”
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569 Giommachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building has much attraction, but as I understanding unless you are invited there is not admittance. The history of the establishment is rich; once a teahouse and a hideout for members of the 47 Ronin raiding party and also playing a role in the...More

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This exclusive, finest establishment, since 1689, is by membership only. NHK World received special permission to go inside and broadcast a dinner. This is a review of that broadcast and not a personal experience. The cuisine is the finest and focus' on the guest of...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I'm astounded by all the positive reviews. There is really nothing to see here. There are a bunch of privacy screens (you can't see inside), the outside is unimpressive, and there's no way to go inside. If you want to see geisha, go elsewhere. I...More

3  Thank Kamy W
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Located on the corner of Shijo dori and Hanamikoji dori. Walking tours of Gion will tell you as much as they can about this place. It is the most exclusive teahouse in Kyoto with membership near impossible to join. The temptation is to peep in...More

2  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The only reason I was able to get in was because of a connection at the Kyoto Tourist office who furnished me with a Patron--only way to get in. I have to admit, much of it was lost on me since I was not prepared...More

6  Thank Schipa
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Ichiriki teahouse is a high-end & very exclusive teahouse known across Japan, where Geisha entertain clients. We were able to see through the curtain into a small garden, but the teahouse is otherwise very private. Supposed to be a good place to watch for Geisha,...More

5  Thank lrnnnn
Reviewed 29 April 2007

The Ichiriki Teahouse is a exclusive place where Geisha and Maiko entertain thier clients. There is a elder man guarding the entrance to make sure that only people who belong there get in. I was able to take a peek thru the Noren (curtain) in...More

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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
...More
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