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Address: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha...
The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.
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quite touristic but a must do

All the buses will stop here, so expect a lot of people and many "easy" tourists, but anyhow, this place has some of the famous typical features in housing and definitely you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

All the buses will stop here, so expect a lot of people and many "easy" tourists, but anyhow, this place has some of the famous typical features in housing and definitely you will encounter some of the geishas so it is a must do - see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Old town with many restaurants and crowded with tourists. Everyone is looking for geishas. But they are not here.This said I find this place very nice. You can walk around and imagine old Kyoto without tourists an with geishas strolling along the small streets. Also many of the best Kyoto restaurants are located in this area so is good place... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's our 1st visit to Gion. We were there between 5:30-6:30 p.m. hoping to get a glimpse of maiko or geisko. To our surprise, we spotted at least 6 that evening...some were at Gion Center and others were on the side streets. The old readitional Japanese residential streets of Gion is rustic in that it gives tourists the feeling of... More 

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are two parts to Gion, the modern shopping centre and the old traditional Japanese residential streets. While the former is bustling and fun, it is the latter that is the real attraction. While strolling and enjoying the old streets, and the souvenir shops, you might be lucky and see a maiko or even a geisha, but beware of imitations.... More 

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Penang
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Gion is a very nice area to stroll and walk around evening. Streets are nicely light up and very romantic to walk with your love one. Shops are all uniquely setup. Worth

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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Gion is a nice place to spend 2-3 hours walking through and soaking in the atmosphere of old Japan. Many of the houses pose interesting photography opportunities for the camera enthusiasts and there are also enough cafes and small eateries for you to take a quick break from the walking. Many shops abound in the area with traditional and modern... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Geishas, sumo wrestlers and samurai. How does it get any better. Loved the area. Easy access to everything. Food was excellent and the variety of options and prices are endless. Lots of wonderful shops. Be sure to get off the main streets and walk the back streets. It takes you back in time.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Gion was a blast at night. Lots of restaurants, drinks and shopping. Great people watching and a wonderful look into Kyoto culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I think there are at least three shop can provide kimono rental, grap one of this and taste the Japan in a traditional way

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Gion is one of the old geisha districts in Kyoto. A handful of geisha houses still exist in the area. Apprentice geishas still take classes in the area. You can see a few real geishas or apprentices going to the restaurants or off to their classes, but it's rare to see the real ones. There are lots of fakes. We... More 

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Address: Address: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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