Gion District, Kyoto

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Address: Gion, Kyoto, Japan

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About Gion District, Kyoto

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.

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  • Be polite to the geishas and ask for their permission before clicking photographs of them.

How To reach Gion District by Public Transport

  • Gion bus stop
  • Gion Shijo Station

Restaurants Near Gion District

  • Gion Karyo
  • Kagizen Yoshifusa
  • Owatari
  • Gion kisaragi takashi
  • Yorozu' engaku yorozuenraku
  • Wa no shoku-za tama

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