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Wow... Just wow. Definately will be the highlight of our trip. Situated in a gorgeous area in Gion... This place was just magical.
From the time we stepped in the door...thr staff were amazingly gracious... Quickly taking our luggage to our room while we checked...More
As part of an extended 2018 Holiday trip to Japan we came to Kyoto for one night. We were a family of 4 adults. We arrived on a chilly drizzly evening but upon entering we were immediately embraced with the warmth of the setting and...More
My wife and I had an amazing stay at the Baian house. The generosity and kindness of the staff is unparalleled to anything we have experienced. The room was impeccable, the bath was a wonderful escape and provided a great relief from all the walking...More
Stayed in a room facing the Shirakawa River with beautiful views of cranes, ducks, a bubbling stream and plum trees. Service from Tomoko-San, Kyoko-San and Yuki-San and the rest of the Shiraume Team is probably the best we have ever had in our travels. The...More
This place boasts the best living experience you will ever experience overseas! Host was polite and showered ya with generosity unlike any other! Service was always prompt even when I ordered room service late at night when my kid vomited on my bed. Thank you...More
The former Geisha house owned by family for over 150 years. We`re located in the hystorical area in Gion town. Easy access to sightseeing spots and shopping and restaurants area. Please enjoy traditional dinner …Moreand breakfast in cozy guest room. Less
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto > Gion
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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.