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Gion, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews beautiful street cherry blossom season nice place to stroll shirakawa bridge trees geisha depicted paved bloom sakura pathway shrine
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a picture perfect place with women in traditional dress, weddings and possibly geishas. The best photo opportunity and feels like old world Japan.

Thank anne0630
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint place with lots of traditional Japanese buildings, restaurants etc. Nice place to stroll through

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Istumbled upon it not knowing what the street was all about. take the time and don't miss it; ask if necessary to find it. I found in the daytime nut I'm sure it is just as fascination then also.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Enjoyed strolling through this area. The paved pathways, little bridge water , greenery were all so soothing and added to the atmosphere. We missed the Sakura and it must be just so stunning then. Either way must visit

1  Thank fivestarholidays
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this place in Gion during one of the evenings in end Mar during cherry blossom season. Lovely. Not to be missed when in Gion.

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a very pretty place, quaint and picturesque. The combination of water, trees and wooden buildings make it an ideal place for photography and many couples come here for romantic scenes.

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 4 April 2018

As we strolled down this lane one evening in Gion, you could not help but gaze at the activity behind large picture windows of lighted teahouses and restaurants across the canal. Each portal depicted a tantalizing vignette: a hostess serving two businessmen; professionals socializing (after...More

1  Thank ZayneZ
Reviewed 7 January 2018

When you imagine Kyoto in your head, this is what you see. It's a really cute and traditional area, which is definitely worth visiting and strolling around.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Stumbled upon this gorgeous street that has a canal and very beautiful landscape setting. Pretty autumn trees and dim-lit street lights that made this surrounding pretty cosy and surreal. my suggestion is to take a walk here in the evening while most of the OCHAYA...More

2  Thank sunnsunn
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

If you have nothing else to do , it's a nice walk down this short part of the street. I hear it's beautiful in cherry blossom season, but was here in July, nothing really to write home about

Thank louisebarnettt
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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
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