Shopping / On the Town
Gion is Kyoto's traditional entertainment district, home to geisha (known as "geiko" here), tea houses, and haute cuisine. Go for a stroll down stone streets lined with traditional merchant houses, willow trees, and lanterns, and be transported to another time. Visit Yasaka Shrine, home to the famous Gion Matsuri festival, and Maruyama Park, famous for its weeping cherry blossoms. Fortunate travelers may catch sight of a geiko or maiko (apprentice geiko) in their elegant kimono along the way.
|Access||From Kintetsu Kintetsu-Tambabashi Station (B07), take the Keihan train to Gion-shijo Station (KH39), and walk approx. 5 minutes.|
|Address||Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
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