Step back in time into Gion, a neighborhood in Kyoto that dates back to the Middle Ages. At the foot of the Yasaka shrine, locals developed this area to provide services to shrine visitors. Today, the neighborhood remains characterized by its wooden "machiya" merchant houses and cascading willow trees. Walk along the scenic Shirakawa canal and stop at a high-end restaurant, or visit an "ochaya" (tea house), where geishas, known locally as geikos, serve and perform for visitors. By using our Kyoto tour itinerary planning site , you can arrange your visit to Gion and other attractions in Kyoto.
Bcp de monde mais super visite. Je lavais deja faite de nuit. De jour cedt bcp mieux. Il vous faudra comptzr 2h en prznant son tzmps de flaner sans les temples autour more »Bcp world but great visit. I had already made at night. Day cedt better bcp. Will need you comptzr 2 h in prznant its time to stroll without temples autour
Sans doute le quartier le plus attachant de Kyoto avec ses maisons traditionnelles, ses temples et maisons de geïkos et maïkos ( même si ces dernières sont de moins en moins nombreuses ...). La proxim... more »No doubt the district the most endearing of Kyoto with its traditional houses, its temples and houses of geiko and maiko (even if they are less and less numerous...). The proximity of the edges of the Kamogawa, Pontocho, make it a very lively and friendly place.
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