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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the streets on their way to and from work, where they fan dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.
It is very famous street, so you will surprise to see thousands of tourists in during the day. However if you go there like 6:30am through 8am, you won’t see that much people and you can take beautiful pictures. Also there are few Breakfast restaurants around there, so I recommend to have Japanese breakfast in Gion and walk around Hanamikoji...
I love Yoyoi Kusama's artworks so when I heard that a new museum with her artworks opened, I had to visit. I was even more interested when I read that the museum is housed in an old building in Gion. When I visited, there was a temporary 'pumpkin' exhibition. I did enjoy the temporary exhibition but I enjoyed their permanent...
"Worst service experience while in japan (by far)"
reviewed 30 June 2018 by SFKingBoss
Very rude staff. More worried about making sure each person has a separate order (1 order per seat and 1 order per person to use toilet) than anything else. There are far friendlier options which also offer better prices.
We were really lucky to get a table our first visit night after our walk through Gion. A truly unique experience, fantastic food and a great menu....and made it a priority to book again for our last night in Kyoto (recommend you book, also note not open Thursdays).
The A5 Kobe wagyu is amazing, with service to match!
Had never summoned up the courage to drink some sake as I have been distracted by the excellent Japanese beer. Went here for a quick bit and drink after a trip round Gion. Excellent host who spoke English who introduced us to Sake. They have over 40 brands , 500¥ per glass. Tempura and spring rolls were great. Worth a...
The service of the staff of the resurant was perfect.
The food was very good with hifh qualiy.
The staff explained each part of the meal and also provided a present at the end.
We enjoyed so much!
We stayed at Shiraume for one night on Monday the 10th of September and would highly recommend this place. The service you receive from Tomoko and the staff at Shiraume is 5/5 star treatment (they go well above and beyond).
The 8 course meal we received was excellent and one of the best meals we had in Japan. The highlight...
A lovely hotel for a taste of traditional Japan..tatami mats, slippers, futons and tea ceremonies. The food is exceptional and is served in your room by a kimono-clad member of staff. An immersive experience.
Great location in the heart of Gion...men only place...great facilities...rooftop Jacuzzi and salt spa....3 further pools and sauna inside in communal bathing area...excellent breakfast included..staff very friendly...first time in capsule hotel...beds really comfortable...no problems with noisy guests pop in the earplugs and off you go...great value
Small rooms but very clean. Excellent location in Gion close to transport, shopping, attractions and dining. Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast was okay, not the best we had in Japan but did the trick. Would again.