Kamishichiken; the town where Maiko lives
The area is lined with two-story tea houses where the Geiko live, including Kaburenjo Theater, a training center for song and music. Once the sun sets, you can begin to spot Maiko here and there as they head off to work.
Regrettably, many townhouses with priceless cultural value have been demolished in recent years, causing the area to lose its traditional townscape. As you may already know, visitors from abroad are now unable to get taste of "the real Kyoto" unless they specifically go to places such as Gion or Higashiyama.
The "Kamishichiken" district had its main street's power lines buried underground in 2003 to help restore its traditional atmosphere. It is one Kyoto district where a clear effort is being made together with the city and its citizens to preserve the scenery.
At Sushi Yoshizuki, you can enjoy delicious sashimi and sushi made from fresh fish that is delivered to the restaurant each day. On top of that, their prices are hard to beat! The dessert here, made by a chef who once worked at a restaurant specializing in French cuisine, is also a must have.