This small shrine honors Ebisu, the god of prosperity. Naturally, it's a popular spot with local businesspeople.
Founded in 1202 by the monk Eisai, Kennin-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. It is an island of peace and calm on the border of the...
An important Buddhist pilgrimage stop, this temple was founded in 963 by Kūya Shōnin, who carved an image of an 11-headed Kannon and...
Put on by the Miyagawa-chō geisha district, this wonderful geisha dance is among the most picturesque performances of the Kyoto year....
Roan Kikunoi is a fantastic place to experience the wonders of kaiseki cuisine. It's a clean, intimate space located right downtown....
297 Miyagawa suji 4-chōme, Higashiyama-ku · interesting places nearby
If you ever wondered how you might look as a geisha, try this maiko-henshin (geisha transformation) shop in Gion. If you don't mind spending a bit extra, it's possible to head out in costume for a stroll through Gion. The process takes about an hour. Call to reserve at least one day in advance.