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.
Kyoto's Gion District
Street art, architecture and kimonos
By Komal Khiani Jun 7, 2014