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Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto

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#185 of 605 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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  • KYOTO Day 1 : Shirakawa Canal in winter .. The Shirakawa Canal cuts right through the Higashiyama District .. The canal is lined by willow trees, restaurants & "ochaya" (teahouses) .. many of wh hv ro...  more »
  • This is really one of my favourite places to visit in Kyoto with it's old wooden buildings, stone bridges, cherry and willow trees and small river. The area is full of quaint restaurants and bars on t...  more »
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  • A lovely area to visit both during the day and night. Enjoy strolling through big and small alleys in the dark and finding hidden gems between restaurants, tea houses and hopefully not too many tourists (if you go a bit away from the popular center). Be sure not to bother the rare fleeting geiko/maiko you might encounter!
  • Best during cherry blossom season. But off season it's just a quaint quiet short stroll by a small river.
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