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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
"You can rent and be dressed in a traditional Japanese costume kimono or yukata (during the summer). You will be provided a memorable experience of the Japanese traditional culture.The kimono shop is located in the Gion district in Kyoto which is famous for being the geisha district. It is very centrally loc you can visit the Yasaka-shrine or the Chion-in in about 2 minutes the Kiyomizu-dera and the Heianjingu Shrine in about 15 minutes from the kimono shop on foot. Options for men's kimono or yukata rental hair styling makeup and upgrades are also available."""
From JPY3,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00

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Gion

In the evening we had a quick stroll through the Gion area of the city. It was pretty with its wooden buildings and lamps. However, I do not feel we really did the area justice as we were exhausted,...
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IreneMcKay
May 06, 2014

Gion and the geiko: a walking tour

For the most part our “Essential Honshu” tour, booked through Inside Japan, didn’t include any extras, leaving us free to explore with the group or alone. But an exception to this was the Walking Tour...
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toonsarah
Dec 18, 2013

Shirakawa Canal, Gion

Shirakawa Canal lies north of Shijo-dori in Gion. This a a beautiful-and much less touristy area of Gion--that features many nice restaurants and a willow-lined cobblestone lane along a small...
Ewingjr98
Oct 18, 2013

Gion

Gion (祇園) is a famous area of eastern Kyoto, most famous as a traditional geisha district. Gion is located in a large are along Shijo Avenue between Yasaka Shrine and the Kamo River, centered mostly...
Ewingjr98
Oct 06, 2013

Geisha...pay for it

It's not a long walk but it really holds a historical look. building looks new but in the old japanese style. Restaurants there are little above the average price wise. at the end of the road you will...
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hebaemam
Feb 12, 2012

My favorite store in Gion

I am a guy, and most would agree that there are more things on offer for ladies to take home than for the men, when visiting Kyoto. I was therefore excited to discover a unique t-shirt store in the...
Zettai
Aug 28, 2011

Culture in Gion

A wonderful thing to do in Kyoto is attend Gion Corner. On display is a taste of seven kinds of cultural delights - Fower Arrangement, Kyo-Mai Dance, Tea Ceremony, Koto Zither, Gagaku Court music,...
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arianne_1504
Feb 06, 2011

Gion

The Gion area is located between Shijo-dori and Kenninji Temple and extends south to the Kamo River. It is where the famous geisha and maiko reside and entertain, and visitors usually crowd...
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Rabbityama
Oct 16, 2010

The Kyoto I loved morfe

Gion is the city area of Kyoto known as the geisha area. In the middle age this area developed in front of the sanctuary of Yasaka in order to host the pelegrems.Later it became the area of geishas,...
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xaver
Oct 11, 2009

History and Entertainment

Gion has become famous to foreigners after the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha". This district achieves combining the past and present entertainment options, from the pleasure houses of ancient Japan to...
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muratkorman
Oct 03, 2009

Gion Corner

If you would like to have a closer look at the traditional art and performances, Gion Corner provides an interesting show for foreigners. The show consists of performances for Tea Ceremony, Japanese...
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muratkorman
Sep 25, 2009

Gion

Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, and one of the city's most popular attractions. The district filled with ochaya (teahouses where geisha entertain), theaters, shops and restaurants.Kyoto's...
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bladedragon
Jun 29, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Gion (Geisha District)

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Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社) is located in Kyoto's Gion district, and is perhaps the most easily accessible shrine in the city for tourists. This shrine is known for it's large orange gate overlooking Shijo,...
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Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park is a park on the eastern side of Kyoto, near Gion, and behind Yasaka Temple. This is known as Kyoto's best place to view cherry blossoms in the spring, with attention especially focused...
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Entokuin Temple

Entokuin Temple is a subtemple of Kodaiji Temple and is just across the street from the stairs that lead to Kodaiji Temple. It was built in honor of Toyotomi Hideyoshi by Nene his wife. It is famous...
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Kenninji Temple

This is Japan's oldest Zen temple, having been founded in 1202 by the monk Eisai who is credited with introducing Zen to Japan. He is buried on the temple grounds. We didn’t have time to go inside...
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Ryozen Kannon

The Ryozen Kannon is easily recognizable for the large statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, atop its temple. The temple was built as a memorial for all the Japanese who died in World War II. The...
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Pontocho

Pontocho is the most centrally located of Kyoto's Hanamachi, or geisha districts. Unlike Gion, which seems pretty boring, Pontocho has a thriving nightlife area which attracts both Japanese and...
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Getting to Gion (Geisha District)

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23-1 Nagitsuji Fushikawacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 607-8167, Japan

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