Gion

  • A district originally developed in the Middle Ages, in front of Yasaka Shrine to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. ( rough location)

This district is still famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and entertainment. At Gion Corner in Yasaka Hall you can see several of Japansese traditional performing arts in omnibus style (tea ceremony and flower arrangement included) almost every evening.






On the street Hanamikōji-dōri




A poster and a lantern announcing the annual dance festival
of Maiko and Geiko, "Miyakoodori"




"GION CORNER" shows you the essence of Traditional Japanese Culture




The river "Shirakawa" which join the river Kamogawa
in the north of Shijō-dōri (Shijō street)




An egret in Shirakawa admiring the cherry blossoms








A monument of a poem, "Kanikakuni", erected by
Isamu Yoshii, writer and playwright, Junichirō Tanizaki, novelist and others




An ancient style sign which explains about this area called Shinbashi,
the origin of Gion




A little shrine "Tatsumi Daimyōjin" which is frequently visited by Maiko and Geiko




Shinbashi area of Gion




At the Restaurant "Izuju" in front of the Yasaka Shrine




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