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Gion, Kyoto

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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.
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  • That should be the aim, lost again and again on the streets, though I warn you that see geishas is more complicated abstante
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  • We walked through this area with a guide as part of a half day guided tour. Real Maiko residences were pointed out to us, they have black and brass tea house plaques and also wooden name plates of the...  more »
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