Gion District

Recommended
The romantic district of Gion is somewhat marred by the hordes of tourists who flock here to see the fascinating vestiges of the Japan of yesteryear. Old wooden houses, modest but charming, line lopsided stairways and little cobbled lanes leading to traditional-style inns, teahouses and ochaya, the geisha houses that used to abound here in the 19C. You may yet spot the odd furtive and elegant figure of a geisha, with face powdered white, as they are still in demand in well-established and wealthy circles.

Useful information

Address : 

Shijo-dori

Nearby tourist attractions

Katsura Imperial Villa
Katsura Imperial Villa
Prince Toshihito (1579-1629) and his son
2:00
Kinkaku-ji
Kinkaku-ji
The crowds that flock here bear witness
1:00
Raku Museum
Raku Museum
This Museum was opened in 1978 by the
2:00
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Fushimi-Inari Taisha is probably one of
0:30
Kamigamo-jinja
Kamigamo-jinja
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Kamigamo
0:30
Chion-in
Chion-in
Chion-in Temple, near the mausoleum of
0:30
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Katsura Imperial Villa
Katsura Imperial Villa
Prince Toshihito (1579-1629) and his son
2:00
Kinkaku-ji
Kinkaku-ji
The crowds that flock here bear witness
1:00
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Fushimi-Inari Taisha
Fushimi-Inari Taisha is probably one of
0:30
See all