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Hanamikoji
Kyoto Top 1 in Featured Neighborhoods

4.5/5
781 Reviews
Historical Site
Liked by 46
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

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Lies perpendicular to the southern side of the busy Shijo Street, Hanami-koji Street attracts the visitors with its promising free meeting with Geisha and Maiko, one of few area in Japan where the culture of Geisha has been lasted for decades. I was told to come to this street at evening, to get a glimpse of Geisha and Maiko on their way to work. However, if you have a lot of fortune, I think it is better to appreciate the performance of Geisha in one of the old teahouses along the street.

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  • GoGo2SlowGo
    GoGo2SlowGo
    Cedar Hill, Texas, USA
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    Geisha district and tea-houses of old Kyoto

    Hanamikoji is in the Gion district and is known as the geisha district. The area has traditional wooden merchant houses, machiya, and quaint ochaya, or tea-houses. The historic architecture of Hanami...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582154128000+0800)/
  • goalloverjapan
    goalloverjapan
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    Back to the past

    I had two hours free time so I cam here no cars,I always feel back 200 or 300 years ago. Extremely nice if the weather is friendly

    Reviewed on /Date(1575737266000+0800)/
  • Robprad
    Robprad
    Mexico City, Mexico
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    It’s a Must

    What a beautiful street, a lot of fun to walk around and a perfect taste of Japan and Kyoto. Many small stores with a beautiful Japanese architecture, offering a wide array of products and Japanese fo...

    Reviewed on /Date(1573562105000+0800)/
  • kormensandiego
    kormensandiego
    Manila, Philippines
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    Beautiful at Night Too

    We stayed in a ryokan in the Gion area so we got the opportunity to walk around here at night as well. It's a lovely walk and best of all, rid of all the hoards of tourists. If you're going to spot ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572900280000+0800)/
  • Podie
    Podie
    Gainesville, Florida
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    Lovely Stroll into Gion

    My hotel, Kyoto Hana Hotel, was at the northern end of this street and I enjoyed the 5 minute stroll south into Gion.

    Reviewed on /Date(1570805797000+0800)/

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Introduction

Hanamikoji is located in the Gion district of Kyoto and is well known for its old streets. Geisha still live here today, and as night falls, tourists have a good chance of encountering one of Japan's living national treasures flitting past. The area has remained a stylish place ever since the Edo period, and it is one of the few places where geisha can still be seen.
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