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Gion

Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea houses” (169 reviews)
“real geisha” (76 reviews)
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gion district is just a delight with Geisha walking around the streets, great photo opportunities. Lovely restaurants and old world architecture is mind boggling. My camer was in overdrive

Thank 562trish
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the area during the afternoon and most shops and restaurants were closed and we assume it's more for evening entertainment and dining. Neat architecture and experience to help you imagine old Japan. The quiet side streets present some great photos ops. If you are...More

Thank donbalaan
Reviewed 2 days ago

a very traditional japanisse district , good restaurants , shops caffes etc. the geisha show at gion , is not very well organized , there is a long line , you may not be able to get in after a long wait , also ,...More

Thank mrencinales
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved walking through the streets of Gion - it has such a traditional feeling to the area. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank knowtherose
Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently spent some time in Kyoto and whilst there, we had read about the Gion district and thought we should go and have a look. We went early evening before it got dark and was there as daylight faded. Before we knew it it was...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved Kyoto and this particular area is a very cool place to visit, eat, shop and explore! I found some great buys in this district. One of my favorite purchases was of a wooden comb that the Geisha have used for centuries. There were...More

Thank macrockstherok
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very special place to visit. If you are lucky you can spot some geisha's in the evening. Home to tea houses and boarding houses.

Thank Jaoneh
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very interesting area in Kyoto. It is full of life, restaurants, outdoor dining and a river. It is great atmosphere all over.

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a lovely evening here amongst the canals, shops, lanterns, and restaurants. This is old Japan, and so atmospheric

Thank markr2306
Reviewed 6 days ago

My colleague and I arrived around 5pm to stroll around the area. We were told that it most unlike to see a geisha, but we were lucky to see one, she looked stunning. This is such a lovely area with many restaurants and as we...More

Thank suzannewicks
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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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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tatjana K | Reviewed this property |
In front of Kyoto Station’s north exit there is Kyoto City Bus service number 100 from bus stop D1, or Kyoto City Bus service number 206 from bus stop D2. Both are very regular and make several departures each hour. The... More
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride bus but if you are not good enough Japanese speaker, I recommend to use Taxi. Because bus does not have English announce. Some of special taxi drivers have multi lingual skill. You can get the kind of... More
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LucianPopescu13
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Response from saidahj | Reviewed this property |
For ryokan we paid around 250$ per night I guess. Was awesome. If ur on budget than check hotels. Ryokans are more expensive.
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