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Very charming place where you can take some great pictures! Not very large and not crowded outside the festival period, it allows you to feel the atmosphere of a peaceful Shinto shrine amidst the busy urban life of Kyoto. I would recommend to combine it...More
Every year from the 9th to the 11th of January there is a festival in this shrine. It is called "Toka Ebisu", and in these period many people come to visit here. The visitors usually buy a miniature of bamboo rake. This means to collect...More
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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.