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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 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.
We looved this temple. After seeing the crowds in Fushimi Inari and Tofuku-ji Temple, this was such a breath of fresh air. There were less people, and it was so quiet. Perfect for meditation and serene reflection. We love love love this temple!
Shinto temple located in the temples area at the same mountain where there are other several smaller temples nearby. It is a beautiful temple with many details of Japanese culture. What I liked the most was the temple´s illumination, with a lot of Japanese-style paper lamps. There were about 100 lamps lit around the main central pagoda of the attraction....
Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
reviewed 10 October 2017 by ksarman
if you need to break one lunk with someone
but you still have some feelings for her or him
go to that place
normally if you respect the ceremonie and process....dont have back pain....
your wish ll come true
The theater perfomance was great. It gave an inside glimp for the real Japanese culture.
Some different short performances were ver nice performed with english translation.
We recommand, that you come early in line, because of getting tickets in time.
we ate at a lot of nice places, but this one was my favorite. I got the "big mountain" and it was just superb. my son ate two orders of Kobe. and he was equally thrilled. I would have liked to come back, but we were here just for two days. I would highly recommend. call for a reservation because...
We visited last night for an early dinner after reading good reviews on tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. The waitress was lovely and friendly and her English was wonderful. She was very helpful with our choice of sakis as I like warm and my husband cold. The duck was tender and we loved the spring rolls and the cucumber side...
I came here with 2 fellow backpackers I met while touring kiyomizu-dera. We decided to grab lunch nearby and found this place. We went in right before they were open. Most things werent ready yet but they proceed to allow us to stay. We ordered what were recommended on the menu. The girls got themselves the signature okonomiyaki while i...
The restaurant is a short walk from the main shopping street but highly worth the few minutes detour. Ramen noodles are homemade, all ingredients super fresh and the owner speaks excellent English.
And as opposed to many of the tourist traps, prices are absolutely fair here. Highly recommend.
There isn't too much more to say about shiraume that hasn't already been said. What I will say is that if you have the money to stay do it. It is a world class once in a life time experience. My partner myself and our one year old baby stayed one night in the umemi room, and it absolutely blew...
This was our first visit to Hotel Mume. And yes I read the reviews just like you are doing with mine. Can I say words do not describe the level of service that you receive here. They know the city inside out and they will help you with every aspect so you can enjoy yourself in Kyoto without going over...
This hotel has all you need and more. Location is amazing, rooms are comfortable (with my favorite hotel-provided pjs of the trip) and the staff is friendly and really helpful. The breakfast is fun, it's a different set menu each day, with maybe a choice or two to make. I hope to return to Kyoto and I can't imagine staying...
This is a must-do for anyone who wishes to see how the Japanese live. Big classic room with view onto garden. Dinner which is beautiful to look at even before you eat it is served in the room ( but only when you have put on your kimono) then you are invited to assist a tea ceremony in the tea...
Located 5 minutes from Gion, the hotel is modern with an industrial decor. Rooms are clean and bathrooms are well equipped. Service is wonderful, polite and efficient. Rooms are quite spacious for Kyoto.
Breakfast could have a bit more fruits.
One of the nicest hotels I have stayed in Kyoto. Would certainly stay here again.