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Hanamikoji Street, Kyoto

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Stroll along Hanamikoji Street, Gion's geisha and maiko district, to find traditional teahouses (ochaya), wooden merchant houses, shops and high-end restaurants. The north side of the 1.4 km (0.9 mi) long street features modern pubs and bars, while the southern part is more traditional. Sneak into small side alleys to admire deep, narrow living spaces (machiya), with shops in the front that now serve as dining places. If you are lucky enough to encounter a geisha on her way to work, act with respect--admire her authentic beauty or take a photo with a subtle approach. Put Hanamikoji Street into our Kyoto trip generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • Passed through on the way to the Yasaka Shrine. A guy who wears a kimono Kyoto atmosphere is nice. There were a lot of tourists.
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  • It is hard to see good in the shop. Where there is a sign of trip Advisor ago dinner, but I found the shop. Fees and meals, that there are a lot of shops to the Ponto-Cho, want to stay put whether or not even know, but not how. Shop more and better.
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  • If you are lucky, you may actually see maiko or geisha walking to the tea houses along this street, depicted in Memoirs of a Geisha. Be sure to consider the twice nightly traditional Japanese arts sho...  more »
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  • Nothing much to see except at night I guess
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  • Nice and neat is one of the most typical streets of Gion where you can walk around looking for a Gheisha or like us a Maiko who is even more difficult to find
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  • 美麗的町屋,穿傳統和服的美麗路人,夕陽餘暉後巧遇藝妓,都值得一看。
  • 很有味道的街道,下午還能看到真正的藝妓哦!