Kyoto's Gion District

Street art, architecture and kimonos

By Komal Khiani   Jun 7, 2014

Gion, also known as the geisha district, is a popular tourist spot in Kyoto City. The main attraction of this area is Hanami-koji street which still has a lot of traditional wooden houses. These houses now function as restaurants, teahouses (ocha-ya) where guests are entertained by geiko or maiko, which you'll hardly find anywhere else. A short walk through the Gion district with a glimpse of traditional Japan and a visit to a teahouse should be on the top of your list when visiting Kyoto.

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