Categories: Neighborhoods, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. For Gion and beyond, use our Kyoto vacation trip planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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Siamo stati fortunati, abbiamo visto un taxi fermarsi in attesa e poco dopo Una gheisa e' uscita da un portoncino Ed e' salita in auto. Emozionante.We were lucky, we saw a taxi stop waiting and shortly thereafter A gheisa is exiting a security door And she got in the car. Exciting.show original
There's lots to see- from the pagoda to the shrines in Marajuku. Its a secretive place that repays a good, aimless wander. people are shy but friendly, and you may be lucky enough to see a real live G... read more »
jolies maisons typiques du Japon mais c'est envahi de touristes ..cela ressemble plus à un décor de film ! aucune geishas à l'horizon!pretty typical houses of Japan but it is overrun with tourists... It looks more like a film set! No geishas on the horizon!show original
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