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Address: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district....

The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.

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Very traditional.

Really nice place to visit and traditional. So many souvenir shop that they sell many stuff. A Lot of tourist and Japanese tourist. Really interesting and you will see many people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice place to visit and traditional. So many souvenir shop that they sell many stuff. A Lot of tourist and Japanese tourist. Really interesting and you will see many people with kimono dress and there are many kimono shop that you can rent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gion is filled with people (many of which are in kimonos and traditional japanese attire) and shops. The places to eat and see are everywhere!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The feel of this small district is like walking into Japan's past. Do it in the winter and it is magical in the snow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Kyoto four times so far. Gion is an old traditional Japanese area with local shops and restaurants. It's worth for visit especially for tourists who would like to explore the traditional beauty in the ancient capital city of Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gion is an old part of town and is fun to visit, especially in late afternoon and the evening. Go and stroll the streets, have dinner in an Isykaya ( small local restaurant0 and taste traditional food served with cold wine, saki or beer. If you are lucky, you may see some of the geiko as they travel to their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a winter's evening so no cherry blossoms and nice empty streets. Very atmospheric, especially as the sun set. Gave a feel for what the whole of Japan must once have been like. Very photographic and enjoyable to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gion is an old traditional japanese district with small food restaraunts and small shops. Just walk arround and discover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited around sunset on my first day in Japan. Very magical around this time. The place lights up with stores and restaurants. Yasaka Temple and Pagoda are within this district and make for a splendid night out. I would love to have spent more time here; 4 hours wasn't nearly enough. Also, for those interested, lots of people walking around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Gion for a walk. Good cultural experience. The place looks a lot like old time Japan. It's beautiful, well worth your time and experience

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Gion is a wonderful neighborhood great for walking and shopping. There are many good restaurants. A must see in Kyoto.

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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
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