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Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

It is very famous street, so you will surprise to see thousands of tourists in during the day. However if you go there like 6:30am through 8am, you won’t see that much people and you can take beautiful pictures. Also there are few Breakfast restaurants...More

1  Thank FlyingwithRice
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Off the main Gion street, this one is a walk down history. Old houses, a brush with a geiko, narrow streets, quaint road signs, Gion at its best and most symbolic.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

This is a very beautiful old street of traditional wooden buildings in Gion. It attracts a lot of tourists hoping to see maiko and geisha. It is on the way to Gion Corner and you can also go this way to Kiyomizudera. To see it...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

A traditional street that kyoto is partly famous for. Not a long street and a few interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Plus the Forever museum with the yayoi kusama exhibition

Thank bcheong
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Good to walk through the Hanamikoji before you visit Yasaka Hall to see the show in the evening and later on experience Japanese dinner at a restaurants near by. Or one can visit Kaburejyo to see Spring Maiko dance or vist Future Museum all are...More

Thank kayoko t
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Geisha spotting...But we didn't see any.... The architecture was fascinating though.... There is even a house with a tree growing through it.

1  Thank Julian F
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Hanamikoji street is perhaps one of the most popular in the bustling Gion district of Kyoto. The perfectly preserved wooden buildings. Most of the street has rows of traditional tea houses on eaither side with lanterns which make for a very pretty sight in the...More

Thank thejunglelife
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This is a famous street in Kyoto where you can marvel at the beautiful preserved architecture, famous tea houses, and try to spot some real geisha. The fact that some of the establishments are still functional add an additional element of thrill and a feeling...More

Thank Sonya S
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited here and it was an enjoyable walk. It was about lunchtime and relatively busy as well as raining but that didn't distract from the amazing architecture and the quaint street.

Thank bowenqs
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Hanamikoji Dori is a street not to be missed, especially in the evening when it looks beautiful when the lanterns are lit up. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of a Geisha here and we thought we were lucky, only to be told that...More

Thank palawanismyhome
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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