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Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto

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#131 of 608 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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  • Incredible place. It's like time travel to life in Japan hundreds of years ago. Definitely the best place we visited on our trip. Although there are obviously many people, the place is perfectly enjoyed at any time of the day. Kyoto has to be part of any trip to Japan!!!
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  • It's as if you've gone back in time. Thank you so much and I want you to leave the nostalgia forever.
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  • It is a stream which flows along the Kamogawa River. It flows in the middle of the city in Higashiyama-ku, and there is an emotion. Especially, compatibility with the willow tree is excellent. It is wonderful in the daytime, but the appearance of the night is mysterious, too and is wonderful. There are quite a few scary spots in the flow path, such as akechi mitsuhide's neck mound.
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  • A lovely area to visit both during the day and night. Enjoy strolling through big and small alleys in the dark and finding hidden gems between restaurants, tea houses and hopefully not too many tourists (if you go a bit away from the popular center). Be sure not to bother the rare fleeting geiko/maiko you might encounter!
  • Best during cherry blossom season. But off season it's just a quaint quiet short stroll by a small river.
  • Very beautiful. A small but beautiful two block area near the canal. Go at night for maximum beauty.
  • Characterful swanky oldskool part of town. Lovely experience wondering about the old streets. Plenty of restaurants, shops and things to see.
  • The place is magical... In the morning you can see temples, rich culture, cherry trees, different restaurants and modern facilities & the city's shopping galore. At night, a different ambiance for there are lots of bars & club house!!
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