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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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  • 古色古香的街道,兩旁有看起來很高級的餐廳,晚上去逛看到店家的燈籠感覺很有日本味,運氣好的話黃昏來這裡聽說可以看到藝伎,如果時間不夠其實可以不用特地來這裡 
  • Is there were a lot of tourists since ancient times, but recently foreign people often seen now. I think with it, such as increase in tourist shops. Because of off-track hanamikoji go down to the South, and the holidays are crowded with gamblers. I'd personally move the off-track.
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  • Ka is a popular destination throughout the year, but still the capital April Odori of think time. Stores, paper lanterns, and harvest even spectators going to see also kimono for you or so crowded. In the back one in the alley behind discovery is interesting.
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