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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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The most famous neighborhood in Kyoto is also known as the Geisha district. It is here, among the teahouses and private clubs that you can catch a glimpse of a geisha in full dress including white makeup.
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“tea houses” (145 reviews)
“geisha spotting” (37 reviews)
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Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-5430-7311
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Reviewed today

We went there during the night, hoping that we could see geisha, but unfortunately we didn't see any. However, we love exploring here, there were lots of shops and restaurants to visit.

Thank sheilicious
Reviewed yesterday

If you've read Memoirs of a Geisha you need to see Gion. Hire Peter Macintosh, a private guide, and you will learn about Geisha and the area and you are likely to see real Geisha on their way to appointments at 6 p.m. There are...More

Thank Take my word for it...
Reviewed yesterday

If you want late nights then maybe Gion isn't for you. Restaurants offer last orders at 8.30 and expect you to leave by 9.30 - 10pm so get in early. There are plenty of restaurants all with 10-20 covers. A great chance to step back...More

Thank JesterAFC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s lovely to walk though this old district and to look at the wooden houses, now mainly restaurants and bars, particularly at night. It is touristy, but it gives you an impression what Kyoto must have looked like before many of the traditional houses were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Gion on our last night at Kyoto. It was an interesting stroll through Gion corner. The streets have been preserved well and we even spotted a Giesha! We took a bus from town which was relatively easy. The streets are lined with lots...More

Thank Mish S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the old geisha district but don't be confused by all the kimono glad women and men. Being a Japanese speaker and having lived in Japan I knew what to expect but I could see a lot of the other tourists from other countries...More

Thank randon808
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It supposed to be famous Geisha's quarter, but to much tourist to go out for her... I got them... So I didn't see any geisha. The area was nice, very old typical house and mind, not so far of everything. Nice place to see, just...More

Thank Kik C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful eye opener to old Japan, narrow streets, gems of the tiniest restaurants you'll ever see, coupled with fragrances and sights unique to Japan and indeed Kyoto. I loved the time I spent there, the Yasaka Shrine is close as are more...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gion is a nice and interesting place to visit. There are many shops, restaurants, bars in this area. Most of them with nice design. The area is busy with tourists. This is a place to take a good photo shooting also. The Gion Corner where...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fascinating place! To truly understand the history here would highly recommend you do a tour. We did a night walking tour, well worth it. Plenty of interesting Restaurants also

Thank Duzzy
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Robby Y
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tatjana K | Reviewed this property |
In front of Kyoto Station’s north exit there is Kyoto City Bus service number 100 from bus stop D1, or Kyoto City Bus service number 206 from bus stop D2. Both are very regular and make several departures each hour. The... More
Robby Y
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Response from Ayako I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ride bus but if you are not good enough Japanese speaker, I recommend to use Taxi. Because bus does not have English announce. Some of special taxi drivers have multi lingual skill. You can get the kind of... More
22 June 2017|
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Response from saidahj | Reviewed this property |
For ryokan we paid around 250$ per night I guess. Was awesome. If ur on budget than check hotels. Ryokans are more expensive.