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. Plan to see Hanamikoji Street and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kyoto travel planner.
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  • Is the walk way on the kennin-ji Temple from kawaramachi-Dori. Because it was the early hours of the morning too many people at the opening of a store, hotel and good staff. I guess with stone-paved broad streets and tea, another night atmosphere.
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  • In Kyoto City and boutiques close to Shijo Ohashi bustling is throughout the day with lots of tourists. It is also rent a kimono, sightseeing and more.
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  • This is a very beautiful old street of traditional wooden buildings in Gion. It attracts a lot of tourists hoping to see maiko and geisha. It is on the way to Gion Corner and you can also go this way ...  more »
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