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Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants

Kyoto’s Gion District shops and restaurants storefronts light up in the evenings. And they are beautiful. I spent one of these evenings getting lost in this district and admiring them while visiting the city. Here are some of my favourites:

Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants
Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants

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Here are 10 little-known facts about Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants:

  1. The Gion District is located in the heart of Kyoto and is known for its traditional Japanese architecture, tea houses, and geisha culture.
  2. The Gion District is one of the most well-preserved historical areas in Japan and is designated as a National Historic Preservation District.
  3. Gion is also one of the few places in Japan where you can still see geiko (geisha in the Kyoto dialect) and maiko (apprentice geisha) walking to their appointments or performing at tea houses.
  4. Many of the shops and restaurants in Gion have been in business for centuries, and offer traditional Japanese crafts, souvenirs, and food.
  5. The district is particularly known for its high-quality Japanese sweets, such as wagashi, which are often made by hand using traditional techniques.
  6. Gion is home to many traditional tea houses, where you can enjoy a cup of matcha tea and watch a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
  7. Many of the restaurants in Gion specialize in kaiseki cuisine, which is a traditional multi-course Japanese meal that emphasizes seasonal ingredients and beautiful presentation.
  8. Gion is also home to a number of shrines and temples, including the famous Yasaka Shrine, which is located at the eastern end of the district.
  9. The streets of Gion are narrow and winding, and many are lined with beautiful old wooden buildings that are typical of traditional Japanese architecture.
  10. Gion is a popular destination for tourists from around the world, but it is also a beloved neighborhood for locals who value its history, culture, and unique atmosphere.

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