Exploring Gion

So much to see and enjoy!

 By Cathy Cawood   Oct 19, 2014

If you walk around Gion area you will see many sights to interest and charm you. Probably everyone hopes to see a geisha, and perhaps you will, although she may not be genuine - she may be a dressed up tourist! Mysterious and elegant restaurants are plentiful, and rickshaws are a common sight. Don't miss Gion's cute old post office and or Minami Shirakawa Dori, or the small shrine opposite Minamiza theater. However I don't recommend the okonomiyaki at the interesting looking restaurant next to the shrine. Look around, but eat somewhere else!

Photography by Cathy Cawood
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Olga Kaneda 2 years ago
It is a really nice story! I've been there twice but only at night.