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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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  • A first circuit with a guide is useful and is very informative and interesting. Were then on another night again alone there's many restaurants etc. atmospheric can be found there,.
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  • Interesting to take a walk through this beautiful old area to see the real Japanese architecture. Beautiful old houses, restaurants and shops. Definitely worth the visit. A very easy walk.  more »
  • Gion in the evening is a great experience. Many tourists come by buses to see the old Japanese houses. It is a crowded area which is in competition with Ponto-cho, the quarter just across the street. ...  more »
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