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...
This colourful and spacious shrine is down the hill from Maruyama-kōen. It’s considered the guardian shrine of Gion. The present...
Presented by the Gion Kōbu geisha district, this is our favourite geisha dance in Kyoto. It’s a real stunner and the colourful images...
Take an old Kyoto house, renovate it to make it comfortable for modern diners, serve reasonably priced and excellent kaiseki and you...
Yasaka Hall, 570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa · interesting places nearby
Gion Corner information
Gion Corner presents regularly scheduled shows that include a bit of tea ceremony, koto (Japanese zither) music, ikebana (flower arrangement), gagaku (court music), kyōgen (ancient comic plays), kyōmai (Kyoto-style dance) and bunraku (classical puppet theatre). It’s geared to a tourist market and is fairly pricey for what you get.