Gion Restaurant Guide

Gion has gained popularity with tourists at home and abroad for being a district where you can see geishas and apprentice geishas come and go in the streets.For a long time the town prospered as a gate-town to the Yasuka shrine and Kiomizu temple.Near Shinbashi Street are "Ochayas" (lit: teahouses), lined up in rows, where geishas and apprentice geishas are called to come eat and drink with patrons.It is designated as an "Important Preservation District" and as such it will keep its charm and atmosphere.There are also many souvenir shops for tourists in Gion. They carry items such as Japanese trinkets and sweets to be offered as souvenirs.Also, as a tourist attraction, there are plenty of stores that dress you up like a geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha), let you take pictures, and even let you walk around the area while still dressed up.As for other attractions, there are also a large number of stores that have sweets made with matcha (powdered green tea) such as the famous store "Tsujiri" where there is a constant line every day.In the atmospheric Hanami Koujitsu Kaiwai, there are traditional Japanese restaurants and clubs so that you can see a different kind of bustling activity at night.In Gion, there are also a lot of shrines and temples such as Yasaka Shrine which has begun holding a Gion festival, and several temples with wind and thunder gods from the famous Kennin era, as well as others like Kodai-ji and Chion-in. There a lot of shrines and temples that represent Kyoto.

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