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Gion, Kyoto

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Step back in time into Gion, a neighborhood in Kyoto that dates back to the Middle Ages. At the foot of the Yasaka shrine, locals developed this area to provide services to shrine visitors. Today, the neighborhood remains characterized by its wooden "machiya" merchant houses and cascading willow trees. Walk along the scenic Shirakawa canal and stop at a high-end restaurant, or visit an "ochaya" (tea house), where geishas, known locally as geikos, serve and perform for visitors. By using our Kyoto tour itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Gion and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • When you walk trough this little road, you‘re just wondering what all these walls probably saw and what stories they would tell you if they could speak! Just amazing to imagine, what things happend th...  more »
  • In this region you can if you're lucky to see some real Geisha. If you get on the road will surely run because they don't want to photograph. At night the area is the whole mystery.
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