Shimabara Omon

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The area
Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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mimo38
8,654 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
いかにも遊郭の雰囲気を感じさせますが、門の向こうはけっこう新しい建物が多く、残念ながら古い建てものは数軒しか残っていません。格好の写真撮影ポイントですが、普通に車なども通るところですので、注意が必要です。
Written May 29, 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan13,297 contributions
Aug 2021
かつての島原遊郭の名残を留める大門。現在は歓楽街はなく、普通の住宅地の中に門だけが立っている。傍らの柳とともに、絶好のフォトスポット。
Written September 7, 2021
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jinjin2357
Yokohama, Japan4,598 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
東京吉原の大門もそうですが、入口には柳が揺れていますね。不思議です。風情があります。ただ、一歩中に入ると普通の住宅が立ち並び興醒めの感は否めません。
翌日、鷹ケ峯に行きました。偶然でしたが常照寺で吉野太夫の墓前に頭を垂れました。思いは島原に。
Written May 24, 2019
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sssh101
Tokyo, Japan13,411 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
大抵の場合遊郭街の跡はそれなりの風俗街となって残るパターンが多いし無くなる場合でも東京の洲崎みたいに飲食街にその片鱗の雰囲気を残すものだが、ここは一切そういう気配が感じられない。この門が唯一の跡である。逆に言うと寂しい
Written August 30, 2017
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enokitoshi
Nagoya, Japan4,182 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
1日券で市内観光している時に、バス停の島原口があったので 立ち寄りました。島原遊郭の名残がある少ない場所です。この一画が仕切られていたと実感できる立派な問題です。
Written May 19, 2019
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ORIMPEN
TOKYO3,649 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
江戸時代、この辺りは遊郭や外国人のための施設が集められていた場所で、一般の世俗から隔離されていたためにこのような門があったそうです。今は住宅や旅館のある場所にひっそりとたたずんでいます。
Written March 24, 2019
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Meander767454
Kobe, Japan28,180 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
江戸の吉原、長崎の丸山と日本を代表する花街の一つの入口です。ただ幕末の勤皇志士達はお金が無いことから高級な島原よりも安い祇園で遊ぶことが多かったようです。残念ながらこの門一つだけでは当時の様子を思い描くことは出来ません。
Written March 9, 2019
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Dec 2018 • Business
这里感觉人气不高,周末来人并不多。这里的街感觉也比较老旧了,不过充满了历史和文化气息。大门内的花街上还有些店,不过已经看不出什么了。
Written December 10, 2018
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とらきのこ
西宮7,156 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
島原は寛永18年(1641)に開かれ、江戸中期には文芸も盛んだった花街です。昭和52年に花街としての営業を終えましたが、いくつか当時の風情を伝えるものが残っています。島原大門はその一つで、当時とほぼ変わりないそうです。立派な門でした。門の横には柳の木が。風流です。
Written October 29, 2018
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PITAHAYAChocoya
Kyoto, Japan1,949 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
その昔、新選組が幾度となくくぐったであろうこの大門、時が流れ今は、この古いもんがあるだけ・・・なんとも寂しい感じですが、必見ですね。
Written August 10, 2018
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