“A nice place to see a traditional side of Japan”
Gion is the most famous place in Japan for spotting Geisha; although here they use the local term, ‘Geiko’, which translates to mean a ‘person of the arts’. When I visited, I wasn't fortunate enough to see one, which was a shame. However, I still enjoyed my stroll through the area. The path is littered with loads of traditional old streets lined with even older houses; with a mix of theatres and other traditional entertainment. A nice place for a stroll, and maybe if you are lucky you will see a Geiko wandering around.
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