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Goon is one of my favorite places. It was very authentic experience... It has beautiful little shops with great selection of gift items, at the same time you can taste local Japanese street food... very delicious 😋 It is amazing to experience the atmosphere of Japanese…
Very impressed with the area, many small alleys, lots of bars and restaurants. Great atmosphere with the old Japanese Traditional buildings. People were friendly and polite too:-)
We expected such great things from this historic Kyoto district, but the main street was ALL about shopping, side streets were too "new" looking and people who actually LIVE here are deeply resentful of the onslaught of tourists - we even saw a number of signs saying "do not…
If you're looking for what Kyoto may have looked like in the past then Gion is a good place to wonder and get some good souvenirs. We also had a wonderful time meeting a Maiko and have tea.
Gion is very beautiful but very busy. There are signs up everywhere saying no photography but most people do take pictures. There a re many girls in kimonos that they rent for the day, but i did see one genuine geisha with the proper hairstyle. There was one venue advertising…