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Location: Very good and convenient. 5-10min walk to Gion Shijo station/ Gion area/ Shijo, ponto-cho area. 2-3min walk from the bus stop "Gion" or 1min from "Chion-in mae". However if you want to access the less touristy spots (via Kyoto station), you will need to...More
The staffs are friendly to answer my requests and enquiry even though not very fluent in English. They provide clear written information on the notice board which help me to plan my trip. I like the common area where we can sit down to chat...More
The hostel is well priced and is in a great location. The staff there are really friendly and helpful and the common area upstairs is an added bonus. If you're heading to Kyoto, definitely consider staying here
A-Yado Gion is on a quiet street just a stone's throw from the Gion area...close to Nishiki Food Market, shopping, train, subway, and bus stations. The hostel is really clean and the staff is extremely helpful. The dorm beds have privacy curtains and individual lamps...More
This hostel was amazing. I definitely recommend it if you are in Gion. There aren't many rooms and it is small but it makes it great because you get to meet amazing people. Also, all the places are very tiny (hostels, restaurants, shops, etc). The...More
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.