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Gion

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    Elvira Vanag
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    4 Apr 29, 2014

    Gion district is famous for its traditional wooden houses, restaurants, shops and teahouses where geishas entertain. You can actually spot geisha or maiko (geisha in training) on the streets here, especially in the evening hours. There are lots of tourists here, but they only add to the scenic atmosphere of this area.

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    4 Feb 04, 2014

    If you are lucky might see one of the last remaining Geisha. The Gion district in Kyoto is one of the last places to still have real Geisha. I was fortunate enough to see one of these mysterious women leaving a residence and entering a a vehicle but only for a brief moment. Out of respect you are not supposed to snap pictures of them so you'll have to go to the Gion district to see if you can catch a glimpse of one for yourself.

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    Laurel W
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    4 Jan 11, 2014

    Gion is known as the district for sighting geishas, or geiko as they are called in Kyoto. But it is much more than that. The area has a more traditional feel and offers a lot of good restaurants.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    Kyoto's pleasure quarter may have lost some of its glamour due to encroaching modernity but this is a great area to visit at night -- the maiko (geisha in training) still roam the back streets and the old architecture, tea houses, and lanterns make the area incredibly quaint.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 21, 2013

    Old Kyoto, with all the fine dining, charm, and geisha-spotting that comes with it. Gion is most atmospheric at night, when the lights are out, and you're also more likely to catch a glimpse of the city's most famous sub-population at that time. A must do for an evening in Kyoto.

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    Joyce Ng
    3 Aug 02, 2013

    Nice area to walk around and visit. If you're lucky, you can see a geisha or maiko. Great contrast of historical architecture within the modern city.

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    Makamae Kahawai
    4 Mar 25, 2013

    Gion is near the city center of Kyoto, but it's one of the oldest areas still used to this day. You can walk down the cobbled streets, see old school shop fronts, temples and sometimes geisha walking through the area.

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    Chris Kompst
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    5 Mar 14, 2013

    The old section of Kyoto is not to be missed. The streets are narrow and quaint and you will sometimes see geisha, or more likely maiko (geisha-in-training), heading off to work as the sun goes down. Because Kyoto wasn't bombed as much during the war, it retains more of the old sections than most cities in Japan.

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    5 Nov 07, 2012

    Lovely dining in Gion area. Ate Shabushabu meat dish which was a delight both in how it was served and how it tastes. District gets mysterious look after dark.

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    EPLT72
    4 Sep 03, 2012

    After Yasaka Shrine, we stopped at Gion area to have dinner before proceeding to find Pontocho. It was crowded and many visit Gion hoping to catch a glimpse of a geiko or maiko. We met one along the Pontocho street. Lovely.

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    Toufic Tawily
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    5 Jul 31, 2012

    amazing walk in the old quarter of the geishas. go in the evening and watch the Geishas in full make-up running down the street to their appointments.

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    5 Jul 24, 2014

    Most everything worth seeing at night in Kyoto is in Gion. Great atmosphere with a number of streets offering a variety of options... don't fall in love with one area too quickly and forget to explore the rest! A great area of Kyoto.

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    Karen Swanfield
    3 Jan 06, 2013
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    Ranjit Singh
    5 Nov 25, 2012

    Walking the streets of Gion.

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    Tessie Cortez
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    nice place for shopping and drinks at night..

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    Alex Barlow
    5 Mar 06, 2012
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    2 Oct 26, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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