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Gion

Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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“real geisha”(89 reviews)
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The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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"real geisha"
in 89 reviews
"geisha spotting"
in 37 reviews
"geisha walking"
in 49 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 88 reviews
"interesting area"
in 37 reviews
"the main street"
in 101 reviews
"traditional japan"
in 39 reviews
"yasaka shrine"
in 79 reviews
"walk around"
in 81 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 38 reviews
"walking tour"
in 47 reviews
"tea house"
in 44 reviews
"nice walk"
in 37 reviews
"tea ceremony"
in 50 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 34 reviews
"kyoto station"
in 40 reviews
"maiko"
in 409 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is really great for an evening stroll. I would say go there around 5 ish if you want to spot a Geisha. The streets are very quaint and there are wooden houses on the sides. The streets have some great restaurants too.

Thank Lynnie2013
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walk the Philosophers walk. Very nice walking around, though might be a bit dodgy in the evenings. Go there

Thank OyvindHat
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gion & Kyoto Inn Gion We were in Kyoto for 3 days & 2 nights. We were unable to fit in more days due to our tight schedule. In retrospect a major regret. We prefer the smaller cities & Kyoto was a city which escaped...More

Thank dsas1981
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The old Geisha district with beautiful old Machiya buildings, some real geishas still around as well best dining options and drinking options in Kyoto. Stay near here if visiting Kyoto as great to spend hours walking around this whole district

Thank aussietoday
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Avoid the main street, gaudy and full of souvenir shops and fast food, and crowded with tourists dressed as geishas. But do visit the small side streets next to the Yasaka pagoda. Beautiful at sunset. Can be done after visiting the beautiful Kodai-Ji temple located...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gion is interesting place to visit. Here, we can see japanese women with their traditional kimono. Many typical Japanese food vendors and souvenirs.

Thank kevinyung
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traditional Kyoto packed with tourists. Nice streets filled with traditional high end restaurants worth visiting. Get list in little alleys and experience the old Kyoto.

Thank TravelSer8
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gion's known for the Geishas and Maikos, and the tourist really make it a sport to catch a glimpse of them. The district made popular by the movie is a major spot for group tours. Gion has got more character during the evenings when it...More

Thank OccasionalTravelBug
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's very helpful to have a guide, so that you don't get lost, but great joy can be had just wandering up and down the streets of Gion.

Thank dzymzlzy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have read that it is interesting to walk around here at night but we were here during Sakura. We enjoyed the cherry blossoms and the old traditional wooden buildings. There are the usual touristy shops but for the most part, it gives a glimpse...More

Thank Coellum
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Gion
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
...More
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Fionadancepants
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Areyes279 | Reviewed this property |
It depends. Some are open until 9:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. But people are out late no matter what. Street lights are bright.
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Fionadancepants
April 3, 2018|
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Response from MoDiToO | Reviewed this property |
In general they stay pretty late. May I know what kind of store are looking for to try to answer more specifically ?
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Suneri M
March 12, 2018|
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Response from KampongPotato | Reviewed this property |
I don't recalled walking past any restaurants that serves buffet style meals while I was there. The restaurants I passed by deals with ala-carte orders (and really expensive too).
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