Gion a famous district in Kyoto as become this famous for its many geisha and has become a big sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Tourists come here walking along the street, stopping by to have some green tea at small tea houses, eat some authentic sweets at sweets shops or have a lovely classic dinner at restaurants. Gion is also very close to Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most famous World Heritage Site in Kyoto. Therefore it is to spend your day here going from the temple, walking down along zaikas (Ninen-zaka, Sannen-zaka or Kiyomizu-zaka) to the Yasaka Shrine. So, if you want to enjoy an elegant and slow relaxing atmosphere druing your travel, have a look at the following places when you visit the Gion area and around.
Discover the best characteristics of Kyoto in Gio
|Address||Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map|
Kiyomizu-dera is Kyoto’s most popular tourist attraction
|Business Hours||Everyday ( 06:00 AM ~ 05:30 PM )|
|Price|| Adults: 300 JPY
Child: 200 JPY
|Address||1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map|
The 1100-year-old Gion Festival, an Intangible Cultural Property, that brings the charm of the Yamaboko Junko parade
|Address||625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map|
The guardian deity of Hanamachi (the geisha quarter). It provides protection against evil, avoid disease, and prosperity of business.
|Address||625 Giommachi Kitagawa Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map|
Enjoy exploring temples and the cobblestone streets, typical in Kyoto
|Address||Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto See map|