Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Gion District

- 祇園地区 -
Traveler Friendly
Gion is a historical sight, but you can also find matcha sweets and souvenirs here. Many buses go through Gion so it is also easy to go to other sightseeing spots from Gion.
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Japanese, English
Languages spoken
No staff at location
9138 210 9.0 1 reviews
Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Gion District

- 祇園地区 -
Traveler Friendly
Gion is a historical sight, but you can also find matcha sweets and souvenirs here. Many buses go through Gion so it is also easy to go to other sightseeing spots from Gion.
Information
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
No staff at location
9138 210 9.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Gion is the most famous geisha district of Kyoto, where you stand a chance to see a maiko
Gion is a famous geisha district in Kyoto where you stand a chance to see a real geisha. Tea houses and Japanese restaurants line the streets and give you a feeling of really being in Kyoto. Shops renovated from old houses can be found on Hanami-koji Street. Yasaka Pagoda, the third highest wooden building in Kyoto, in Hokan-ji Temple is a landmark in Gion and a great place to take pictures. The area of Gion developed to serve the needs of visitors to Yasaka Shrine, and started to flourish during the Meiji period (1868-1912). Now it is always busy with tourists. The district is designated as a historical landscape preservation zone, and walking here you had flown back in time to the Meiji period. Walking on the stone pavement, you will feel like you were a samurai or a gorgeous maiko (apprentice geisha) of the days gone past.
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Aug. 30, 2017
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