Gion, one of the few places in Japan where you get to meet the Maiko/Geisha in real person.Try to go there around 5pm, where chances of meeting the maiko heading to their workplace is pretty high, bear in mind, they do walk very fast despites wearing those kimono.
This is one of the popular scenic spots in Kyoto. In the early days, it was a Geisha gathering area in Kyoto. It was also a traditional busy block in Kyoto. It was a bit similar to Jiufen Street in Taiwan. You can come here after two years and three years. Although the buildings here are relatively old, they are full of antique charm. There are tea rooms, snack shops selling antique early tastes, and shops renting Japanese style clothes. There are many tricyclists who wear more "exposed" clothes on this street, who are diligently and diligently soliciting customers, and there are also some small temples to visit. Many of them are fox fairy temples for marriage, but because they can't understand Japanese, they dare not worship or make promises, because they don't know if they will be like some temples in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, they have to return "thanks". You don't want to leave any "hands and tails" or "foreshadows" in order to avoid strange accidents. Ha-ha, ghost movies are too much to watch. I think all the way is slate road. Because we wear Japanese-style clothes and Japanese footwear, it's a bit difficult to walk and slow to walk. But it's also because of this dress, so it really has a different flavor. Here you can see a large area of old wooden houses with ancient charm, which should have a history of 32 years. There are many snack shops with high prices. There is also a "Yilan Ramen" branch here. Friends who are too lazy to stand in line at Dalton Home in Osaka can choose to eat in this one. It tastes exactly the same.
Gion-nawate Baichuan is a small river flowing through the garden. There are many willows on both sides. The low wooden house built near the river is the traditional Japanese tea house and material pavilion. Simple latticed windows, vertical warm curtains, wooden plank walls with gentle wind characteristics, murmuring running water and vivid green plants make Baichuan look fresh and quiet in summer and full of Japanese style. The slate road in Nantong, Baichuan, is spotless. We went early, and there were no tourists on the way. There were only a couple of couples taking wedding pictures, wearing traditional clothes and integrating with the surrounding environment. The pictures were very harmonious. This road is not far from Huajian Road, but because it is far from the street, there are few people and it is full of ancient charm. It is said that there will be geishas, but we haven't met them. In spring, cherry blossoms will blossom on both sides of Baichuan, which is also a beautiful scene.
It's like never visiting a garden in Kyoto. It's actually a large area. I want to write about Baichuan. Baichuan is a very small stream, with roads on one side and Japanese hotels on the other. The water is very clear and there are egrets. In the morning, I went there for a walk. Only three or two tourists took pictures there. It was very quiet. Occasionally, Japanese cyclists stopped to take pictures of cherry blossoms. There is a white plum Hotel beside Baichuan. I heard that my brother lived in Kyoto twice before he was born. The room he stayed in was called Mei Yilun. There is no way to verify it. When I went there, a few days was my brother's birthday. The cherry blossoms on the edge of Baichuan were quietly blooming. I felt very touched that the cherry blossoms would blossom every year, but the old man would not come back. Such a quiet and beautiful brother could not be seen. We should cherish the living cherry blossoms.
In fact, Zouyuan is a Geisha area in Kyoto, which can now be regarded as the most representative area in Kyoto. In the daytime, you can find restaurants and teahouses in the 7th century. Many tourists like to relax here and walk on the road. You can also see Geisha in a hurry. Maybe they will pass by with you. But the most vivid time here is in the evening, every evening, there will be a lantern emitting a weak light, you can see a light in the back of the paper window emitting a soft light, and even you can see that during the internship geisha are working in a hurry. Zouyuan is well known for its annual summer festival. Every time Zongyuan Festival comes, many people will play the most beautiful Zongyuan music with flutes, gongs and drums in the luxurious decorated floats. Watching them pass through the street will attract many tourists to watch it here, which makes it very lively. Some statistics show that there are nearly 1 million people going to watch it every year. In the Memoirs of movie Geisha in Zouyuan Geisha Street, there was a scene that was actually a north-south street in the middle of Zouyuan Street, because it maintained the ancient style of Kyoto, so it was very famous.
When you travel to Kyoto, you must go to the Garden to watch a Geisha show! The performances here are piano-playing illustration era drama puppet plays and dances which are very worth seeing and allow you to take photos without flashing lights. There are many geisha-related shops on the street, such as selling Geisha clothing, accessories, cosmetics and so on.
Only Garden is the "Flower Street" of the most famous Geisha in modern Japan. The largest geisha area in Kyoto, the garden-only Geisha hall, teahouse still retains many buildings of that time, which was designated as the historical landscape protection area by the Japanese government in 1999. Japanese characters are "only garden" instead of "quot; sole garden , which is the abbreviation of "only tree to lonely garden" in Buddhism. But now you won't meet a Geisha in Zouyuan during the daytime.
The kimono tour has a unique turn of interest. The roadside is full of shops with Japanese traditional characteristics. Because the kimono shops wear very uncomfortable shoes, I bought a pair of Japanese sandals in a traditional handmade shoe shop in the kimono garden, which is very beautiful. Huajian Xiaolu is very similar to the scenes seen in the TV series. It is very amorous. I suggest you feel it.