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“expensive area” 3 of 5 stars
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Gion
Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #13 of 544 things to do in Kyoto
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Owner description: 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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“expensive area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited Gion as it's around my hotel area (Sun route). nothing much interesting as mostly the shop and restaurant are quite expensive.Primary objective is to spot for geisha but fail.
Would recommend Higashiyama street around Kiyomizu dera area if you wish to take a stroll at historical street.

Visited April 2014
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“has character”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

has character and is a neat place to walk and see the old buildings. occasionally you may get lucky and see a geisha. really has more character at night with the dim lights.

Visited April 2014
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“Downtown Kyoto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great place in Kyoto, very close to Kyyamizu temple, with lots of tea houses, shops and restaurants. Ideal place to meet geishas or have a proper Japanese tea!

Visited March 2014
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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“Miyako Odori”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A good street neighbourhood, with a lot of restaurants and shops. The shrine at the end of the street is beautiful too, and has a lot of street food. The highlight was the Miyako Odori geisha spring dance, which was fantastic! So special and unique. If you go, buy the more expensive ticket for the geisha tea service, which is very quick, but amazing to be so close to a geisha or two! Absolutely wonderful, and the performance felt completely other worldly.

Visited April 2014
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“Transported to the time of the Geisha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My Fiancé has ben reading "Memoirs from a Geisha" and really wanted to vista Gion - she was not disappointed! interesting atmosphere and plenty of good places to eat.

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