Neighborhoods Gion

Spirit

This several centuries old district is famous for its entertainment reserved for Kyoto's intellectual and artistic elite. Find yourself immersed in a maze of small streets lined with beautiful Japanese architecture, in a sophisticated timeless universe where small shopkeepers, craftsmen, monks, rich clients and of course maïko and geïko all rub shoulders with each other.

 


Pluses

A unique ambience.
Pass maïkos and geïkos everyday at any time of the day.
Near the city centre and the main historical sites of East Kyoto.
 

Minuses

This very lively district is not conducive to lazy holidays.

Shops

- Fresco supermarket open 24 hours a day
- Many Konbini
- Post offices
- Bicycle rental

Transport

- Bus service to easily connect to the city's other tourist areas.
- Keihan train line to Osaka and Hankyu train line to Arashiyama and Katsura

Restaurants

- Jojo, cuisine is centred on vegetables from Kyoto
- Izuju, sushi
- Kezako, Modern good quality French cuisine
- Oku Café

Attractions

- The Gion Corner, a theatre in the heart of Gion, gives a taste of the variety of arts (dances, floral arrangement, tea ceremony…).
- Kennin-ji temple
- Yasaka sanctuary
- Kiyomizu-dera temple

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