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Gion, Kyoto

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Step back in time into Gion, a neighborhood in Kyoto that dates back to the Middle Ages. At the foot of the Yasaka shrine, locals developed this area to provide services to shrine visitors. Today, the neighborhood remains characterized by its wooden "machiya" merchant houses and cascading willow trees. Walk along the scenic Shirakawa canal and stop at a high-end restaurant, or visit an "ochaya" (tea house), where geishas, known locally as geikos, serve and perform for visitors. By using our Kyoto tour itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Gion and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • Stayed in the Gion district as part of our Kyoto visit. Really nice area to stroll and look around. Very ‘traditional’ Japan with my women in Kimono’s (mostly tourists who have rented) mixed with the ...  more »
  • Walk around Gion without a plan or a map and have a good time. Lots to see and do and eat. Many many ladies dressed in kimonos and maybe even an occasional geisha. We made sure our Airbnb was in Gion ...  more »
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