Geisha spotting...But we didn't see any.... The architecture was fascinating though.... There is even a house with a tree growing through it.
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Hanamikoji street is perhaps one of the most popular in the bustling Gion district of Kyoto. The perfectly preserved wooden buildings. Most of the street has rows of traditional tea houses on eaither side with lanterns which make for a very pretty sight in the...More
This is a famous street in Kyoto where you can marvel at the beautiful preserved architecture, famous tea houses, and try to spot some real geisha. The fact that some of the establishments are still functional add an additional element of thrill and a feeling...More
Hanamikoji Dori is a street not to be missed, especially in the evening when it looks beautiful when the lanterns are lit up. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of a Geisha here and we thought we were lucky, only to be told that...More
Very Kyoto atmosphere....you will not experience anyplace like this in other parts of Japan....the other place in Japan all try to mimic this area.
Walking through this street definitely will give you a sense that you are walking straight back in time thousands of years ago. It still have its charm and is very well preserved all these years. If only the street and the walls could talk ......
We came here on a Monday night, and we're very lucky to see a geisha. There were not many tourists here, but there were quite a few Japanese businessmen going to those machiyas and tea houses. There were also quite a few maiko girls and...More
This is a great street with all kinds of shops and restaurants leading up to Kennin-Ji temple. Instead of asphalt, the road is made of large stone bricks, signaling a shift in tone from the busy main road off of which it shoots. There being...More
It's a very busy street off of one of the main streets in Kyoto. Mostly restaurant fronts where you can't entirely see into. It's worth a stroll but it's not a destination other than if you're out for a walk after dinner or are hoping...More