Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Sightseeing  /  Hanamikoji Street
Hanamikoji Street, Kyoto
(3.5/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Kyoto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyoto by other users

11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan & Shanghai BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in China & Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Shanghai BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The entire neighborhood of Kyoto Gion is beautiful, but these small streets full of tea houses and houses of geishas transports you to the past.
    View original
  • An attractive street located in the heart of Kyoto. The traditional wooden houses along the street makes it extremely charming. By the way we took part of our pre-wedding photos there! This street can...  more »
  • 和祗园连在一起,可以看到很多穿着和服的游客或当地人。因为我们说对艺妓挺感兴趣的,斑马导游就推荐来这里,有艺妓回忆录情节的可以去打下卡。小路上有很多居酒屋,这个很不错,随意进了一家都很好吃~