Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district! There, as simple as that! However, this district, located around Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine in the east and the Kamo River in the west, is also well known for its collection of old school streets defined by their old wooden buildings, teahouses and exclusive Japanese restaurants. Many of the restaurants and ochaya (teahouses) in Gion have Geiko (Kyoto dialect for geisha) and Maiko (geiko apprentices) entertaining the guests. Another scenic part of Gion is the Shirakawa Area which runs along the Shirakawa Canal. The canal is lined by willow trees, high class restaurants and ochaya. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.
Gion District Travel Tips
- Be polite to the geishas and ask for their permission before clicking photographs of them.
How to Reach Gion District
- Gion bus stop
- Gion Shijo Station
- Gion Karyo
- Kagizen Yoshifusa
- Gion kisaragi takashi
- Yorozu' engaku yorozuenraku
- Wa no shoku-za tama
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89.28% of people who visit Kyoto include Gion District in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
29.05% of people start their Gion District visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gion District
90.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gion District