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Had a great experience with Mission Gion. Initially I booked the appointment at 10am but due to travel hold-ups, this had to be pushed back until 10:30am. This meant that photography package which I had booked was delayed until 1pm.
Upon arrival, there were plenty...More
Wearing a kimono while walking around the city of Kyoto is quite an experience and definitively worthy.
They are very professional and kind. They help you to choose the right kimono and complements. The hair make is included in the package.
However, they should inform...More
Love the place. Love the people. These two factors alone made me want to work there and be part of them...lol. Anyway, the overall experience was great. I was there 2 hrs early than my appointment, but they gladly took me in. It was fast...More
We have visites few kimono rentals in Gion to compare and this one was for us the most professional and the best choice of Kimono.
The staff and service here was amazing! Everybody was so professional, nice and smart! They have also great hairdresser =...More
Date of experience: April 2016
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ivymaven, マネージャー at Mission Gion, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2016
Thank you very much for visiting us!
I'm really glad what your trip be wonderful thing!
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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
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.