Found it interesting to see a preserved street from the Edo period but beyond that, didn't think much of it, in and out in 5 minutes.
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The Gion neighbourhood was a beautiful place to visit and walk through. It is worthy of a visit both in the daytime and after dark. The canal and river setting, the old low-rise buildings, and narrow streets really to recall an earlier era in Japan....More
Gion is the cutest place - full of traditional buildings and old Japanese culture. You'll see many people in traditional kimono here - and if you're lucky you might see a Geisha too! There are many places to eat here. Gion also has a large...More
They said this is the best place to find a true, working geisha. Could have been a perfect short journey in Kyoto if we did discover one. Our tired legs (including our 79-year old mother) couldn't endure another long walk and patiently wait. Better luck...More
Charming street with lots of unique shops....food, ice cream, clothing and ceramics....and gift items. I enjoyed looking at the interesting craftsman ship of the various things. A pleasant way to spend the afternoon.
Even after visiting several old structured villages or places in central Japan, I am still impressed with the atmosphere in Gion. The structure of the old houses are interesting to look at. Just strolling around the area is an enjoyment even it was crowded. The...More
Maybe we didn't explore too much, or we might have missed what had to be visited. But, by what we had seen, GION Kyoto is nothing much to rave about. Not too much around, and really much to crow about. True, there were lasses in...More
A very traditional part of Kyoto but sadly becoming very touristy with paparazzi type tourists chasing after Geikos & Maikos taking photos of them in a very intrusive way despite the signs telling you not to. Wander down the quieter back streets & visit the...More