Gion 祇園

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Kyoto, Japan

Gion 祇園 Kyoto Reviews

andreakw andreakw
7 reviews
The Geisha-spotting Zone Jul 17, 2009
The dinner hour, after sunset, is the best time to try to catch sight of an elusive maiko. South of Shijo, to the west of the river is Gion's geisha hot spot. There are also many beautiful traditional shop fronts along this cobblestoned street.
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hime hime
4 reviews
Oct 03, 2007
One of the top 3 biggest festivals in Japan.

Parade is a climax. But!!

There are many things to see!

Geisha girls, shrines, temples, bridges, gardens, mountains and cafe...

The festival goes on for 1 month.

During the term, there are parades several times around Yasaka shrine.
travelman727 says:
Very nice review! Your pictures bring back many happy memories :-D
Posted on: Nov 12, 2007
Aopaq says:
I guess your photos must be of the Yamaboko Jyunkou? The history of the Gion Festival is really fascinating. Thanks for doing this review!
Posted on: Oct 03, 2007

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