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Hanamikoji Street

Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Come here slight later, most of the shop open in the evening. You can have a chance to meet geisha here. Ask for permission to take photo before you capture them.

Thank Desmund C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The street and adjacent alleys are really delightful at any time of the day but they become more interesting at dusk, when beautiful paper lanters light up Hanamikoji and gorgeous geikos and maikos with striking kimonos can be spotted going in and out from the...More

Thank Nuria F
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you are lucky, you may actually see maiko or geisha walking to the tea houses along this street, depicted in Memoirs of a Geisha. Be sure to consider the twice nightly traditional Japanese arts show at the Gion Corner in this area. There are...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Hanamikoji Street is almost the gateway leading to the Gion area. Ample number of historic wood made buildings are still in use for shops, residence restaurants as such. The streets are paved by decent tiles full of character and vintage. This area has a...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Here is a aged street with all traditional houses in kyoto. You can discover how the people lived in the past. In night, here became crowded and a lot people finding restaurant here. Overall, this is an extraordinary beautiful street. Come here for twice, each...More

Thank Yosef J
Reviewed 18 December 2016

There are many traditional timber houses on both sides of the street including a few high class tea houses. Normally you can find lots of tourists around but occasionally you can get hold of some good photo opportunity with a few ladies in geisha walking...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016

An attractive street located in the heart of Kyoto. The traditional wooden houses along the street makes it extremely charming. By the way we took part of our pre-wedding photos there! This street can be really crowded at any time of the day as it...More

Thank Jolene08
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Hanamikoji street attracts tourists with its high concentration of traditional wooden merchant houses. It was crowded with tourist when we were there in the evening. However, we were still able to immersed ourselves in the atmosphere. We were lucky to see two Geisha along the...More

Thank YSL88
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This street is now famous even among foreign visitors as the old Geisha street and many people come here to take photo with the Geisha girls. I see some people chase the poor girls down the street like paparazzi, but please don't do that. If...More

Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of those areas which must be walked around early in the morning and really late at night as all the other times it is too crowded with tourists. Get your camera ready because you will no doubt get some great pictures of...More

Thank jackmoore93
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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