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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  • As other reviews have said, come along this small road, is several decades back in time. It is highly recommended to visit it at night, lighting and decoration of traditional houses is very nice, and also here there are good options to eat.
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  • Had a chance encounter and okiya the Geisha and maiko. So many tourists and many rental people look is definitely easy.
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  • Is an area lined with manicured cobbled streets in the alley way from Shijo Ohashi, Yasaka Shrine the old houses. Many shops are mainly food and beverage outlets are often not doing during the day.
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